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JEREMY CARTER-SHEPPARD (6-2, 180) G, John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA … Carter-Sheppard initially signed with Central Florida but was released by the Knights on May 24. … Carter-Sheppard also had offers from Cincinnati, Xavier, Richmond and Duquesne among others. … The combo guard is rated a three-star prospect. … Carter-Sheppard hit 39 percent of his 3-point attempts during his high school career. … He averaged a team-high 17.3 points last season. … The Justices, coached by Tytrail White, were 24-7 during 2015-16. … Carter-Sheppard scored 27 points in a 74-56 win over Wythe in the Virginia 3-A state championship game as a sophomore to complete a 22-5 season for John Marshall. … He averaged 19.6 points that season and 13.8 for an 18-5 team as a junior. … Carter-Sheppard made 85 percent of his free throws as a senior. … He led the team in assists last year, averaging 3.5. … He also had 1.5 steals per game as a senior and made 51 percent of his two-point field goal attempts. … The Justices were 90-23 during his career. [Listed 06.14.16] (Image source: makeplayz.com)
JABARI CRAIG (6-11, 235) Toronto, Canada … Craig is rated a three-star prospect who was a late addition to the East Carolina program from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. … He played for Fishburne Military Academy on the high school level. … Craig committed to Southern California in 2013 after receiving recruiting interest from Arizona State Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Marquette, Ohio State and Purdue but failed to qualify academically. … He later signed with Cal State-Northridge. … Craig averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game last season for Pearl River. … The Wildcats are coached by former Ole Miss player Chris Oney. (Image source: 247sports.com.)
ISAAC FLEMING (6-3, 180) G, Wilmington, DE … Fleming announced his intentions to transfer from Hawaii and did not play the last seven games of a 28-6 season for the Rainbow Warriors. … Hawaii was 13-3 in the Big West Conference. … Fleming averaged 9.5 points and 23.6 minutes in 23 games as a sophomore, making 30.7 percent of his 3-point attempts. … He had a season high 23 points in an 86-79 overtime win at Cal State-Fullerton on Jan. 16. … Fleming was twice an all-state cornerback in football at William Penn High School in Delaware. … He is a 2013 graduate of National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, MD. … Fleming played the 2013-14 season at Massanutten (VA) Military Academy, a post-graduate program, where he averaged 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists. … He averaged 9.4 points as a freshman at Hawaii. … Fleming wore No. 0 for the Rainbow Warriors, hence his nickname, Agent Zero. … He scored 22 points at Santa Barbara and 21 points at Texas Tech during his soph season. [Listed 05.19.16] (Image source: khon2.com)
ELIJAH HUGHES (6-5, 205) G, South Kent School, South Kent, CT … Hughes committed to East Carolina over offers from Albany, Fairfield, Hofstra, Iona, Marist and Sienna. … Assistant Ken Potosnak was the primary recruiter for the Pirates. … Brown, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Seton Hall and Temple had shown interest. … Hughes committed to ECU on June 9. … Hughes transferred from Beacon, NY, to Kennedy Catholic in Somers, NY, before his junior season. … He averaged 15.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists and helped the Gaels to a 26-2 record following a sub-.500 record in 2013-14. … Hughes has transferred to South Kent School in Connecticut for his senior season. … As a sophomore at Beacon, Hughes averaged 16.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.1 steals. [Listed 09.14.15] (Image source: 247sports.com)
ANDRE WASHINGTON (7-0, 235) C, Rocky Mount, VA/Wake Forest University … Washington is transferring from Wake Forest and will be eligible to play in the 2016-17 season. … He will give the Pirates a player of unprecedented height in the Jeff Lebo coaching era, a factor that enabled him to block 57 shots in limited playing time over three seasons for the Demon Deacons. … A communications major with an economics minor, Washington sat out the 2015-16 season and focused on academics so he could play immediately as a graduate transfer in the upcoming season. … Washington scored six points, had four rebounds and blocked four shots in 15 minutes of a 73-59 loss at Georgia Tech in 2014-15. … He played in 29 games and made one start in 2013-14, averaging 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds with 39 blocks. … He made all four of his field goal attempts in an eight-point effort in 14 minutes of a 77-63 win over Southern California during the 2013-14 season. … Washington went 3-for-4 from the floor with three blocks in 15 minutes in a 77-63 win at Virginia Tech later in his sophomore season. … Washington was a teammate of Wake standout guard Codi Miller-McIntyre at Hargrave Military Academy. … He played at Franklin County High School as a sophomore before transferring to Roanoke (VA) Catholic. … He was ranked No. 14 among prospects in Virginia in the class of 2012. … Washington played AAU ball for East Coast Fusion. [Listed 04.20.16] (Image source: yahoo.com)
RAQUAN WILKINS (6-5, 180) SG, Westlake High School, Atlanta, GA … Committed to the Pirates on March 29, following the announcement that several ECU players — Grant Bryant, Charles Foster and Lance Tejada — were leaving the program to transfer elsewhere. … Wilkins attended camp at ECU in June and received a scholarship offer from the Pirates in September. … His team won the Georgia 6-A state championship with a 68-58 overtime victory in the final over Pebblebrook. … The Lions, coached by Darron Rogers, finished 27-4. … Wilkins played on the Georgia Stars AAU team. … Described as a slasher, Wilkins is rated the No. 13 recruit in the class of 2016 in Georgia. … He has a three-star rating. … Wilkins also had offers from High Point, Indiana State, Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee State, North Florida and Tennessee Tech. [Listed 04.01.16] (Image source: Nike via 247sports.com)
SHAWN WILLIAMS (6-1, 165) G, Southwest Christian Academy, Maumelle, AR … Williams has shooting range to 24 feet, which can potentially extend defenses. … Has played for Arkansas Wings Elite and Memphis Magic on the AAU level. … Has capable dribbling skills and can shoot off the dribble but must improve his strength in order to finish through contact. … Regarded as a capable on-ball defender. … Williams visited ECU on Sept. 4 and committed within a week. … Pirates assistant Michael Perry was the primary recruiter. … Williams had offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Rhode Island and TCU. … Programs showing interest included Arkansas, Kansas State, SMU, Texas and Texas Tech. … Southwest Christian went 28-7 last season under coach Charles Baker. [Listed 09.14.15] (Image source: 247sports.com)