DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced Thursday that Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of New Hampshire and join the men’s basketball team in the fall.
Myrick, a 6-foot-6-inch, 180-pound wing from Philadelphia, Pa., averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game last season at Prep Charter High School. Myrick, a McDonald’s All-American nominee, led Prep Charter to a 21-7 record last season.
“We are really happy to get Ferg because he fills a need as another perimeter wing in our program,” Herrion said. “He is a very good athlete, has size and is long. He also comes from a very good high school program in Philadelphia. We are expecting him to come in and have a chance to play right away.”
Myrick joins 6-9 Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) and 6-2 Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) 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.
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.