Coastal adds pair of players to basketball signing class

ccuhoops-ellissafeCoastal Caroline men’s basketball head coach Cliff Ellis announced Thursday that Demario Beck and Artur Labinowicz have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and basketball careers as Chanticleers.

Beck and Labinowicz join early signees Amidou Bamba and Joseph Williams-Powell as members of the 2016 signing class.

“As a staff we are excited to add Demario and Artur to our basketball family,” Ellis said. “Beck’s size and rebounding ability will help us replace the production that we lose to graduation this year, while Artur’s overall athleticism and length will be a key asset moving forward into the Sun Belt Conference.”

Beck, a 6-foot-8 forward from Cochran, GA, is a junior college transfer that will enter Coastal Carolina as a junior with two year of eligibility remaining. This past season he averaged a near double-double with 11.2 points and 9.7 rebounds, while earning first team all-conference honors at South Georgia Tech.

Labinowicz is a 6-foot-4 prep school guard at Combine Academy and will enter Coastal Carolina as a true freshman. This past season at Combine Academy Artur averaged 24 points, six rebounds, two block and two assists per game, while shooting an impressive 44 percent from deep. He set his season high with 37 points and recorded a triple-double on his way to earning several all-tournament team accolades.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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