Coastal lands first recruit in Louisburg transfer Freeman

ccuhoops-freemanmugThe Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team will welcome in transfer Marcus Freeman as part of its 2014 recruiting class, head coach Cliff Ellis announced on Thursday.

“We are extremely excited Marcus has decided to join our program at Coastal Carolina University,” said Ellis. “He is a great addition to our team and our University. He is a very strong, physical post player. Marcus has great hands and is a tremendous rebounder with a nose for the ball. He does whatever it takes to win. Louisburg has won 63 games and a regional championship in Marcus’ two years there.”

The 6-foot-8 Freeman is a power forward from Williamston, N.C., and will join the Chanticleers as a junior. Last season, he helped lead Louisburg College to a 28-5 record. Freeman averaged 12.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this past season, including 13.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in conference play. Freeman shot 57.8 percent from the field.

As a freshman, the Hurricanes went 35-2 and finished seventh at the NJCAA Division II Tournament. Freeman appeared in 35 games as a freshman and scored an average of 6.3 points per game. He shot 60.4 percent from the field and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game.

While at Riverside High School, Freeman, the 2010-11 Washington Daily News Basketball Player of the Year, averaged a double-double as he poured in 16.9 points and grabbed 14.1 rebounds a game, while swatting 2.1 shots and handing out two assists per contest as a senior.

Photo courtesy of LC Athletics

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