Dooley adds 2 prep guards

Published: Jun. 20, 2018 at 6:15 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. — ECU Head Basketball Coach Joe Dooley announced the addition of prep guards Tyler Foster (Baltimore, Md.) and Tae Hardy (Decatur, Ga.) to the 2018-19 roster Wednesday

Foster (6-5, 170) spent the 2017-18 campaign at Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore after beginning his high school career at Gillman School (Md.). Foster concluded his high school career at Midd-West High School (Middleburg, Pa).

“Tyler provides us some length on the wing,” Dooley said. “He’s an athletic player with good size. He’s been well-coached and played in some good high school programs. I think he’ll add some skill play that we need on the perimeter.”

Hardy (6-3, 195) attended Believe Sports Academy in Athens, Tenn. this past season after graduating from Miller Grove High School (Ga.). As a senior in 2016-17, he was named Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class 5A North Player-of-the-Year as well as Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dekalb County Player-of-the-Year. The publication also tabbed him with Class 5A all-state distinction.

“I really liked Tae’s size and versatility,” Dooley explained. “His coaches constantly talked about his toughness and versatility and those things really sold us on him. I like his upside. He can really push it in transition and gives us some needed depth in the backcourt.”

The duo joins early signees forward Jayden Gardner (Wake Forest, N.C.), forward Rico Quinton (Newbern, Tenn.) and guard DeShaun Wade (Charlottesville, Va.).