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November 13, 2013
Richard signs four
MONROE, La. - ULM strengthened its men's basketball program on Wednesday with the addition of four signees for the 2014-15 season, head coach Keith Richard announced.
The Warhawks added Roderick Taylor, Mack Foster, Prince Cooper and Rakeem Esco.
"We are continuing to try and get more athletic through recruiting. These four signees will help to accomplish that," said Richard.
Taylor, a 6-8 power forward from Harker Heights, Texas, will come to ULM as a true freshman. He is currently averaging a double-double as a senior at Harker Heights High School. He posted 10 points and 10 rebounds a game last season and guided the team to a 24-8 record. Taylor is one of four players on the Harker Heights team who will play at a Division I university.
A 6-2 guard from Beulah, Miss., Foster will come to ULM after playing two seasons at East Mississippi Community College. Foster is averaging 12 points and five rebounds a game this season on an East Mississippi squad that is ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA National Poll. He went to the same high school and junior college as current ULM senior Millaun Brown and will have two years of eligibility with the Warhawks.
Cooper, a 6-4 small forward from Freeport, Bahamas, is averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds a game at Miami-Dade Junior College (Fla.). Cooper is shooting an astounding 83 percent from the field and will have three years of eligibility remaining at ULM.
From Canton, Miss., Esco joins the Warhawks as a 6-3 combo guard. He registered nine points, five rebounds and four assists per game at Pearl River Junior College (Miss.). Esco also shot 47 percent from the field and will have two years of eligibility remaining at ULM.
The Warhawks will be back in action when they play their home opener on Monday, Nov. 18 against Samford at 7:00 p.m. at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.