JC transfer Wiley joins ECU recruiting class
From ECU Media Relations
GREENVILLE — Derrick Wiley, a 6-4, 195-pound wing forward,
who played last season at Moberly Community College, has signed a national
letter of intent to play basketball at East Carolina next season, Pirate
head coach Bill Herrion announced today.
A native of Durham, Wiley played one season at Montgomery
County Community College (Md.), before transferring to Pratt Junior College
(Kan.), where he sat out the second semester and decided to leave following
a coaching change. He averaged 31 points per game as a freshman at
Montgomery Community College and averaged 20.1 points and six rebounds per
game last year at Moberly. He finished second in Region XVI in scoring and
eighth in rebounding, earning All-Region XVI honors.
Wiley helped Moberly capture the Region XVI Tournament title
and advance the NJCAA Tournament, where he earned all-tournament accolades
averaging 27.3 points per contest in four games.
"We`re very happy to get Derrick Wiley," Herrion said. "He`s
a 6-4 kid that can score a lot of different ways. The thing that I really
like about Derrick is his toughness. He comes from one of the most
successful junior college programs in the country, where he was very well
He attended high school at Mt. Zion Academy in Durham, where
he was a teammate of NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady.
Wiley is the fourth and final signee in this year`s
recruiting class. He joins Corey Rouse (6-8, Kinston, N.C.), Belton Rivers
(6-3, Atlanta, Ga.) and Luke Mackay (6-4, Perth, Australia).
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