JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2005) - ETSU men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward Petras Balocka and 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard/forward Micah Williams have signed letters of intent to play for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2006-07 season.
Balocka, a native of
"Petras is a big, strong, versatile player who is very physical, but still has a great sense for the game," Bartow said. "He has a lot of agility for his size, he's a good inside-out player and he's a great passer. We felt like we needed a strong, tough player next year with the loss of Dillion (Sneed) to graduation."
Meanwhile, Williams, a native of
"It's exciting to have another quality in-state player," Bartow said. "Micah's a wing-type player that can shoot the basketball. He's very skilled, very athletic and can pass the ball. He's a super kid from a great family and we think he'll be another quality student-athlete here at ETSU."
Balocka and Williams represent the Bucs' early signees for the 2006-07. The 2005-06 Bucs begin play this Friday at