Several children got an early Christmas gift this year: a visit from the ECU men's basketball team.
The Pirates stopped by the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital in Greenville Tuesday morning. The players signed posters, posed for pictures and even sung a couple Christmas carols.
The team has made it an annual tradition to spend time with kids at the hospital during the holiday season.
ECU will return to action Thursday at home against the Virginia Military Institue at 7 pm.