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Robert Sampson and Yasin Kolo have decided to transfer
Akeem Richmond's 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Pirates a 77-74 victory over Weber State
ECU goes after its first postseason championship Tuesday night against Weber State
ECU posts 70-58 win to earn a date with Evansville
Miguel Paul scored ECU's final five points in the last 47 seconds for a 66-65 win
Played in 96 games, making 52 starts ... Averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 21.1 minutes per game ... Shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent behind the arc ... Tallied 11 double-doubles ... Finished his three years at ECU ranked fifth on the school's all-time blocked shots list (97) ... Led the Pirates in scoring twice and rebounding 27 times.
As A Junior (2012-13)
Started all 33 games that he played ... Missed games against Memphis and Rice due to injury ... Named to the CIT all-tournament team ... Scored double figures in 16 games ... Has been the team's leading rebounder 19 times this year and grabbed double figure rebounds 12 times ... Ranked third in the league in rebounding (9.2) and fifth in blocked shots (1.8) ... Posted eight double-doubles this season ... Grabbed eight rebounds in the season opener against Washington & Lee, scoring three points ... Posted his third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Methodist to go along with a career-best four blocked shots ... Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 17 points against Appalachian State, going 7-of-13 from the field (no 3-pointers) and 3-of-3 at the free throw line ... Posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds at Georgia State, going 5-of-11 from the floor with two 3-pointers ... Scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds in 18 minutes against St. Andrews ... Scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds against North Carolina ... Pulled down 15 rebounds against Gardner-Webb ... Netted 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Massachusetts ... Had 14 points and nine rebounds in the win over Norfolk State ... Scored double figures for the third straight game with 13 points against Campbell ... One rebound shy of a double-double at Memphis (10 points, 9 rebounds) ... Posted a double-double against UCF at home with 11 points an 10 rebounds ... Grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 10 points at Marshall ... Scored 10 points and blocked four shots at UCF ... Pulled down a game-high seven rebounds at home vs. UAB ... Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds versus Southern Miss ... Had 11 rebounds in the comeback win at SMU ... Grabbed 12 rebounds at home against Marshall ... Had 14 rebounds in the CIT First Round against Savannah State .. Had nine points and nine rebounds against Rider ... Recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola followed by eighth the following game against Evansville (11 points, 13 rebounds) ... Had 12 points and eight rebounds in the CIT championship game against Weber State.
As A Sophomore (2011-12)
2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 29 games and made 18 starts, including the final eight ... Averaged 5.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game ... Ranked third on the team in rebounding and field goal percentage (.449) ... Shot nearly 45 percent (.444) from behind the arc, sinking 24-of-54 attempts ... Scored a career-high 19 points at Marshall, going 7-of-8 from the field with three 3-point attempts ... Also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game for his second double-double of the year ... ... Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Campbell ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds at Houston ... Netted 13 points against SMU, sinking all three of his shots from outside the arc ... Made three 3-pointers in a game four times ... Registered 10 rebounds on the road against Memphis ... Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds during the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament.
As A Freshman
2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 34 games, averaging 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... Averaged 13.3 minutes per game, playing over 20 minutes four times ... Made his lone start of the season at Marshall ... Scored double figures in two games with a career-high 12 points in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals against UCF ... Scored 10 points versus N.C. State ... Snatched six or more rebounds in a game seven times ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Fayetteville State and versus SMU ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 behind the arc against UCF in the C-USA tournament ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 21 ... Rejected three shots against Campbell and had two blocks in five other games.
Spent his senior season at The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. ... Averaged 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game ... Shot 52 percent from the field and 38 per-cent from behind the arc ... Earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Tournament honors, helping Bullis capture the tournament championship ... Coached by Bruce Kelley ... Played his freshman and sophomore season at Northview High School in suburban Atlanta ... Split his junior season between Northview and Henderson International School in Las Vegas, where he played seven games.
Son of Aleize and Ralph Sampson, Jr. ... Born June 23, 1992 ... Academic major is business ... Siblings are Rachel (24), Ralph III (22) and Anna (13) ... Father was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2012 ... Brother Ralph was a four-year letterman on the basketball team at the University of Minnesota ... AAU team was the Atlanta Celtics.