Men's Basketball Home
Dwight Burke Signs National Letter Of Intent With ECU



Dwight Burke Signs National Letter Of Intent With ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. East Carolina University head men's basketball coach Bill Herrion announced today that Dwight Burke, a 6-8, 235-pound forward from St. Benedict's School in Newark, N.J., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend ECU and play basketball for the Pirates. Burke will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2005-06 academic year.

Burke transferred to St. Benedict's School this year after spending the past two seasons at Rice High School in Brooklyn. As a junior, he averaged 7.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and one block per game at Rice. He began his high school career at Christiana High in Delaware before transferring to the Brooklyn school.

"We're very excited to get a commitment from Dwight," stated Herrion. "He played in a very successful program at Rice and now is at a very good program with a very good coach at St. Benedict's with Danny Hurley."

"Dwight fills a need with this recruiting class," Herrion said. "He possesses good size and strength. He'll be a great addition to our frontcourt next year."

Burke has been described by Hurley as a raw, yet talented player. Hurley also stated that Burke has a great basketball physique for a post player and described him as a very physical player that is very skilled with a good jump hook, powerful drop step and has the ability to block shots.