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October 28, 2013

New ECU men's coach not looking too far ahead

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Fisher will run the show as the team’s point guard.

“Chris has been not only a vocal leader, but a leader by example with his work ethic,” Havens said.

Carr shot well over 50 percent from the field last season and dished out 136 assists as a part-time starter.

“Colby Carr is another returning player we need to be good for us to be at a high level,” Havens said.

Pwono will provide an inside threat with his 6-7, 230-pound frame, while Lee — who is coming back from an injury — will also spend time in the paint for the Tigers.

Havens also has been pleased with Burrell during the preseason.

“He’s an energy guy, and I love what he brings to the table on a daily basis. He does whatever he can to make himself and his teammates better every day,” he said.

“We're going to count on those seniors. Our success is going to come down to what they do and their leadership,” Havens continued.

A number of ECU’s younger players are fighting for playing time, including former Ada High product Nick Anderson and Latta High School graduate Reed Johnson. 

“We treat it like every day is a job interview. When you step between the lines, you are competing for a spot. We've been pleased with the overall competition level that we've had in practice. The newcomers to the program have come in, and they're competing,” Havens said. “I couldn't tell you how it's going to shake out right now. The thing about this group is we have depth — we have a number of players that could provide an impact this year.”

ECU’s November schedule also includes games with LSC powers Midwestern State and Tarleton State was well as GAC foes Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State.

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