Shala Hodges and Katie Paschal are among C-USA Representatives
ECU began its season Saturday morning at North Campus Crossing
East Carolina tops Rice, 68-66
Will transition into an undergraduate student assistant coaching role for the 2013-14 campaign after he missed the entire 2012-13 season due to injury, ... A three-year letterman for the Pirates from 2009-12, starting 70 of 94 games and averaging 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game ... Scored double figures in 15 games ... Grabbed double figure rebounds in four games.
As A Junior (2011-12)
2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 30 of 31 games and made 28 starts ... Averaged a career-best 5.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... Shot a career-best 44.8 percent from the field (65-145) ... Had 17 blocked shots, five more than this first two seasons combined ... Led the Pirates in rebounding during five games ... Scored double figures in seven games ... Grabbed double digit rebounds in two games ... Played 30 or more minutes in five games ... Made multiple 3-point field goals in seven games ... Tossed in a season-best 17 points against Chowan ... Posted his lone double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Rice in the First Round of the Conference USA tournament ... Sank a trio of 3-point field goals to help the Pirates advance to the quarterfinals ... Netted doubles figures in a season-long three consecutive games: at Houston (12), Southern Miss (14) at UAB (13) ... Grabbed 10 rebounds against Massachusetts ... Scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Charlotte ... Also had nine rebounds against Tulsa ... Tied his career-highs with seven field goals and 11 field goal attempts against Chowan ... Dished out a career-best five assists against Chowan ... Blocked a career-high three shots at home against UCF.
As A Sophomore (2010-11)
2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics
Started 33 of 34 games played ... Averaged 5.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 24.5 minutes per game ... Ranked second on the team in rebounding ... Thirty-two of his 55 field goals made were 3-pointers ... Shot 33.7 percent from behind the arc (32-of-95) ... Dropped in multiple 3-point field goals in nine games ... Scored a season-high 12 points in three games ... Scored 12 points in each of the first two games of the season against Erskine and Camp-bell and again at UCF ... Netted 11 points at Rice, going 4-of-4 from the field, including 3-of-3 behind the 3-point line... Sank 4-of-5 3-point field goal attempts at UCF ... Drilled 3-of-6 3-point attempts at home versus Campbell and Marshall ... Grabbed 12 rebounds at SMU ... Recorded five steals at home against Marshall ... Dished out four assists three times.
As A Freshman (2009-10)
2009-10 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 30 games and made nine starts ... Averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... Played an average of 18.1 minutes per game ... Nearly half of his field goals were three-pointers (21-of-43) ... Shot 34.4 percent from behind the arc (21-of-61) ... Scored double figures in three games ... Led the Pirates in scoring against UTEP with 18 points ... Went 4-for-6 behind the arc against the Miners ... Made 7-of-10 shots overall from the field versus UTEP ... Posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds at home versus Houston, while playing all 40 minutes ... Scored 12 points in the C-USA Tournament against Houston ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 from three at UAB ... Played over 20 minutes in 14 games ... Scored his first point as a Pirate at the free throw line against UVa.-Wise ... Dropped in nine points and grabbed eight rebounds versus Wake Forest ... Made his first career start at Memphis, which began a run of six consecutive starts for him ... Credited with three steals at Tulane and at UTEP.
Averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as a senior ... Named 2008-09 Pensacola News Journal Player-of-the-Year ... Named first-team all-state as a senior ... Helped PHS win a pair of regional and district championships ... Four-year letterman ... PHS was 90-25 during his four years, including three seasons with 25 or more wins ... Served as team captain as a senior and lead his team to the semifinals of the state 4A championships ... Selected to play in the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) East-West All-Star Game ... Posted five consecutive 20-point, 20-rebound performances as a senior ... Nearly recorded a triple-double with 45 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds against Panama City Bay ... Coached by Bob Stinnett and Cal Cochran ... Ranked as the 13th best prospect in Florida for the Class of 2009 by HoopScoop ... AAU team was the Florida Assault coached by Diana Neal ... Also played AAU for Northwest Florida Sharks.
Born April 19, 1991 ... Son of Adrienne and Cliff Straughn ... Has two sisters, Bria and Daria ... Pursuing a degree as a health and fitness specialist ... Chose East Carolina over Florida International, Georgia Southern and Southern.