MONROE, La. -- ULM head coach Keith Richard announced on Wednesday the signing of four student-athletes on the first day of the early signing period. Joining the Warhawks next season will be junior college big men Tylor Ongwae (Eldoret, Kenya), Marvin Williams (Memphis, Tenn.) and Demondre Harvey (Minden, La.), as well as prep school point guard Nick Coppola (Richmond, Va.).
"This recruiting class is another step in our rebuilding process," Richard said. "We feel that all four of these young men bring qualities that will help improve our team next season."
Ongwae, a 6-7 small forward, currently plays at Ranger Junior College in Texas, where he is averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds per game this season. He is also shooting 51 percent from the field. Ongwae will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Warhawks next season.
Williams, a 6-8 center, is in his first season at Northwest Florida Junior College, currently the No. 2 team in the country. Williams is averaging nine points and six rebounds this season and is shooting 69 percent from the field. Williams will have two years to play for the Warhawks.
Harvey, a 6-7 power forward, is at Pearl River Junior College in Mississippi after starring at Minden High School. Harvey is averaging 8.7 points, eight rebounds and is shooting 61 percent from the field this season at Pearl River. He will have three years of eligibility remaining at ULM.
Coppola, a 6-0 point guard, averaged 11 points and seven assists per game last season to help Benedictine College Prep to a 28-7 record. He tallied 17 points and five assists per game as a sophomore.