DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's basketball coach Phil Rowe announced Friday that juniors Marcus Bullock (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and Kyle Peterson (Malone, Wisc.) will serve as co-captains for the Wildcats' 2002-03 season.
Bullock and Peterson, two of Rowe's prized recruits who committed to UNH after his first season with the Wildcats, have been the two cornerstones of the Wildcat rebuilding process since 2000.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that Marcus and Kyle have been elected co-captains for the 2002-03 campaign," said Rowe. "After an outstanding preseason, the players have selected the guys who led by example and we believe will continue to lead by example throughout the year.
"Marcus and Kyle will do an outstanding job of representing the University of New Hampshire, our men's basketball program and their families, both on and off the court," Rowe continued. "I am looking forward to the exciting year ahead with these young men as our leaders."
Bullock, a guard and UNH's top returning scorer from last season, will be looked upon to fill the scoring void left by the graduation of the Wildcats' top-scorers Austin Ganly and Chris Brown. Bullock averaged 10.3 points per game last season, hitting just under 40 percent (66-167) of his three-point attempts.
Peterson appeared in all 28 games last season from the center position, averaging 3.9 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. Among the strongest players in America East, Peterson will see a substantial increase in his minutes this season as Rowe looks to take advantage of Peterson's size and strength under the boards.
Bullock and Peterson will lead the 2002-03 team onto the court Saturday for the first official practice at Lundholm Gymnasium (10 a.m.).