DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced Monday that Allie Fullah (Hackney, England) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of New Hampshire and join the men’s basketball team in the fall.
Fullah, a 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound forward from Hackney, England, averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks per game en route to being named co-MVP during his senior season at Homerton College of Technology. Fullah is also a two-year member of the U-20 British National Team.
“Allie is a young man we’ve been recruiting for quite a while,” Herrion said. “When Rony Tchatchoua left in April, we thought we needed another frontcourt player and that is when things accelerated with Allie and we’re very happy to have him. He’ll give us more depth in the frontcourt. He’s got a long, athletic body and I think right now his strength is he will help us more on the defensive end and on the glass because of his quickness around the basket. He also has experience with international basketball playing on the U-20 British National Team, so he’s not a typical freshman. He has a lot of experience coming in here, so we’re very excited to have him.”
Myrick joins 6-9 Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.), 6-2 Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) and 6-6 Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) as UNH signees this offseason.
Matagrano, a post player, averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game last season for Blair Academy. Matagrano led Blair to a 19-4 record, as well as the program’s first New Jersey Prep A state championship in school history. Matagrano led Sayreville High School to the NJSIAA tournament in his senior year for the first time in five years after averaging 12 points and 12 boards per game en route to being voted the squad’s MVP.
Rhoads attended Air Force Prep last season, and averaged 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals per game. Rhoads, a point guard and McDonald’s All-American nominee his final year at Clarke County High School, won a pair of state championships, graduated as the all-time leading scorer with 1,638 points and was named Virginia State A Basketball Player of the Year his senior campaign.
Myrick attended Prep Charter High School, where he averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game last season, while leading his squad to a 21-7 record. Myrick, a wing, was also a McDonald’s All-American nominee last season.
The Wildcats put together their most successful season in 15 years, finishing 14-16 overall and 8-8 in the conference. The ‘Cats earned the fourth seed – their highest since the 2002 season – in the America East tournament and came within minutes of their first title game, falling to eventual champion Binghamton in the semifinals.