East Carolina signs 6'10 Rico Quinton (Jeff Lebo's fourth signee)

Last week, Phenom Hoop Report wrote about East Carolina's stellar recruiting class. Head coach Jeff Lebo signed three terrific prospects that gave the Pirates a great start for next year's freshman class and each prospect will bring their own unique skill set that is needed in the American Athletic Conference. Today, East Carolina announced the signing of their fourth prospect in 6'10 sleeper Rico Quinton of Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tennessee and Pirates fans should get excited about the quality depth of this year's class.

Quinton will bring immediate length and size to the East Carolina front line. He has a unique blend of offensive skills that will translate well at the high major level. Quinton has excellent hands and nifty footwork in the paint and can use either hand effectively. He is extremely efficient with the jump hook over the left shoulder as his 'go to' move. In addition, he has good range with a soft shooting touch that extends out to the 3-point line. Quinton also has excellent court vision and ability to make passes off the dribble. He is constantly working for low post position and more importantly is a willing passer out of the post.

Standing a lengthy 6'10 and 230 lbs., he has good anticipation on both ends of the court, not to mention impeccable timing on blocking shots allowing East Carolina to have a future rim protector in the paint.

Last season, Quinton averaged 19.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG and 3.5 BPG and led Dyer County High School to a 63-24 record in three seasons. The high IQ and fundamentally sound Quinton is oozing with upside and potential. Only being 17 years old, his best days are simply ahead and it's safe to say coach Lebo got an outstanding prospect.