The Scouting Report
|23 Corey Rouse
A senior who blossomed into a formidable rebounder as a junior after "waiting his turn" ... He is the NCAA's fourth-leading returning rebounder (10.2 rpg) ... Will look to lead Conference USA in rebounding for a second consecutive season ... On pace to become the 19th player in East Carolina basketball history to grab 500 rebounds ... Only player on the team that has been in the program for four years ... East Carolina's top returning scorer ... Very active around the basket ... Runs the floor well in transition ... Expected to contribute more defensively as well as add more on the scoreboard ... Continues to add weight and upper body strength ... Hopes to improve his stroke at the foul line, where he has struggled throughout his career.
As a Junior (2004-05)
Started 27 of 28 games played, starting the first 19 of the year ... Led Conference USA in rebounds with 10.2 per game, 12th highest average in the NCAA ... Tallied sixth most single season rebounds in school history, 285 ... Ranked third in Conference USA with 11 double-doubles ... Grabbed double digit rebounds in 17 games and led the Pirates in rebounding 19 times ... Yanked double-figure defensive rebounds four times ... Was East Carolina's top scorer in seven games ... Played over 32 minutes in a game 11 times ... Scored a career-high 21 points in games against Cincinnati, Southern Miss and Toledo ... Garnered a career-best 15 rebounds at home against St. Andrews, while shooting a perfect 8-of-8 from the floor ... Notched his first double-double against a Conference USA opponent with 21 points and 13 rebounds against Cincinnati ... Grabbed a career C-USA-best 14 rebounds at home against UAB, while dropping in 17 points ... Swiped a career-high eight offensive rebounds on the road against DePaul, finishing the game with 13 total boards ... Registered a double-double in four consecutive games from Feb. 12-23 in games against Marquette, UAB, USF and Southern Miss ... Posted a double-double in consecutive games five times ... Recorded his first career double-double on the road at Gardner-Webb ... Made 9-of-11 shots from the field against Toledo ... Went a combined 16-of-19 (.842) from the field in consecutive games against Belmont Abby and Toledo ... Came off the bench to grab 11 rebounds against Charlotte, helping the Pirates' snap an eight-game losing streak to the 49ers ... Played 43 of 45 minutes in an overtime loss to Marquette, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds ... Scored 12 points and jerked 13 boards in the Pirates' lone C-USA road win of the season at UAB ... Made 10-of-13 shots from the field against Southern Miss en route to a 21-point, 13-rebound performance ... Ended the season by scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Tulane.
As a Sophomore (2003-04)
Played in 22 games ... Finished the season with a 4.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game average ... Averaged just under 15 minutes per game off the bench ... Missed road games against USF and Cincinnati, plus the game against DePaul due to a head injury... Poured in a season-high 14 points at home against Charlotte... Came off the bench to lead ECU with 12 points against Ole Miss ... Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in the season-opener against Campbell in just 16 minutes and dropped in nine points ... Netted double figures for the first time in his career during the second game of the season against UNC Pembroke with 11 points ... Recorded multiple steals in four games ... Played 20 or more minutes in a game seven times.
As a Freshman (2002-03)
Saw action in 17 of the first 23 games before missing the final four games with an injury ... Averaged 3.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game ... Played more than 10 minutes in a game nine times ... Made his Pirate debut against Middle Tennessee State, making one free throw in two minutes of action ... Came off the bench to score seven points against William & Mary, with four points coming off offensive rebounds ... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in 10 minutes against Radford ... Grabbed three defensive rebounds in the win over Virginia Tech ... Yanked eight rebounds off the bench against Mount Olive ... Scored five points and jerked five rebounds against Campbell ... Chipped in six points versus Coastal Carolina ... Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in 14 minutes during the victory over Marquette ... Added seven points and five boards in the win against UNC Pembroke ... Scored five points and garnered six rebounds on the road at Memphis.
Attended Kinston High School in Kinston, N.C. ... Played for Coach Wells Gulledge as a senior after playing three years for former ECU assistant coach George Stackhouse ... Averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game last season ... Named second team all-state in 2002 ... Led Kinston to the NCHSAA 3A state championship game as a junior and earned East Region MVP honors along the way ... Helped team advance to the East Region semifinals in 2003 ... Two-time first team all-conference and all-area selection ... 2002 Coastal Plains 3A Conference and Kinston Free Press Player of the Year ... Selected to play in the 2002 North-South All-Star game and 2002 NCHSAA East-West All-Star game.. Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the East-West game ... Named all-tournament at Glaxco Holiday Invitational in Raleigh as a senior.
Corey Rouse was born on February 3, 1984 ... Son of Monica and Leon Rouse ... Academic Major is exercise and sport science ... Has one younger brother, Joseph (6) ... Played high school basketball at Kinston High School with newcomer Jeremy Ingram ... Hobbies include shopping and hanging out with friends ... Most admired athlete is Michael Jordan.