|25 Austin Steed|
ECU closes the first half on a 12-2 run to seize control in a 78-62 win
ECU will look to bounce back after a disappointing loss Monday
ECU will look to start the season 2-0 for a second straight season
Six ECU players scored in double figures
The Pirates held their first official practice Friday night
Has one year of eligibility to play basketball at East Carolina ... Transferred from the University of South Carolina following the 2010 fall semester ... Earned his undergraduate degree in retail in three and one-half years.
At South Carolina
Played in 67 games and made 13 starts during his three years as a member of the Gamecocks ... Averaged 3.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during his career ... Scored double figures in three games and grabbed double figure rebounds in two games ... Posted his best numbers as a sophomore averaging 3.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 14.5 minutes per game ... Scored 10 points as a sophomore against Jacksonville State and Wofford ... Reached double figures scoring the only time as a junior with 10 points at Auburn ... Played a career-high 32 minutes at Clemson during his final season with the Gamecocks ... Had five or more rebounds in eight games during the 2009-10 season, including a season-high eight versus Georgia Southern ... Grabbed 12 rebounds as a sophomore against N.C. Central and 11 versus Gardner-Webb ... Blocked a career-best three shots at home against Wofford and Tennessee and in the SEC Tournament versus Mississippi State in 2008-09 campaign ... Member of the 2009-10 SEC Community Service Team.
Attended Fork Union Military Academy for a year where he played for Fletcher Arritt and scored 12 points and added 7.5 rebounds per game during the year.
Played for the South Carolina Hoopsters AAU team in Columbia, S.C., for two years under Zach Norris ... Averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists as a senior at Butler High School in Augusta, Ga. ... Was named all-state, all-region and all-conference as well as the GACA player of the year... Averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game as a junior, and 12 points, five rebounds, and two assists per contest as a sophomore... Team MVP as a senior and a sophomore.
Son of Marilyn and Donnie Shavers ... Born June 20, 1988 ... Has two brothers (Lamont, Deontaye) and two sisters (Kyrah, Kendra) ... Enrolled in the sports management master's program at ECU.