ECU Basketball Signs Maurice Kemp

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Six-foot-seven forward Maurice Kemp Jr. has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend East Carolina University and play basketball for the Pirates beginning with the 2011-12 season head coach Jeff Lebo announced Wednesday.

Kemp averaged 16.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Miami Dade College this past season and earned first-team All-Florida Community College Activities Association honors while helping lead the Sharks to a 21-11 record. Kemp ranked 17th nationally in rebounding and 12th in Region XIII in scoring. He connected on 59 percent of his field goal attempts and 52 percent of his 3-point shots.

"We are very excited that Maurice has officially become a Pirate," Lebo said. "He is a multi-dimensional player who will be able to play a lot of different positions for us."

A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Kemp attended Dade Christian High where he averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds as a senior. Kemp signed with Alabama A&M out of high school, but spent just one season there before electing to transfer.

Kemp joins fellow junior college transfer Shamarr Bowden of Chipola Junior College (Fla.), Paris Roberts-Campbell of United Faith Christian Academy (N.C.) and Paul Stone of Dan River (Va.), who committed during the early signing period.

The NCAA Division I spring men's basketball signing period runs from April 13 - May 18.

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  • by Ken Location: Gville on Apr 17, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    Lil Davey: we will never forget....your words are puke..
  • by Dave Location: Find out on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:48 PM
    Darren, listen up fella, Drugs? NO. The internet? It's my job. As for ECU, I will continue to rag on that school until the day I die.
  • by antidave on Apr 15, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    WITN: Why was my comment to Dave not posted?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:45 PM in reply to antidave
      Because WITN doesn't like you.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    Hey Dave, why don't you learn to grow up. You sound no different than a lowlife that lives in the middle of the ghetto. How about do something productive with your life instead of doing drugs and staying on the internet all day.
  • by Not Dave Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    It's a shame that some of these morons are still allowed to post on these boards. Some folks just can't learn when to keep their huge mouths shut. And you can say whatever blahbitty blahbitty blah you want in response. I won't be reading it. No one really cares about your opinions anyway. We would just rather not have to sift through your childish banter to find the posts from other intelligent adults like ourselves. On the other hand...Welcome to ECU Mr. Kemp! We're proud to have you!
  • by Dave Location: FInd out on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    If he can recognize shapes and count to 10, he is ECU certified.
  • by HA Location: ECU on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    Be jealous. His name is on WITN and yours isn't.
  • by JTG on Apr 13, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    I guess the Triangle schools must have passed on him.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 at 07:02 PM
    Can he read and write?
    • reply
      by MWL on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM in reply to
      Probably not after all he is coming to ECU.

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