Seahawks Land Two From Texas

UNC-Wilmington coach Jerry Wainwright has his first commitment of the year. To land themselves a forward, the Seahawks ventured all the way from the beaches of North Carolina to Texas.

Laue Is A Seahawk

Mitch Laue, a 6-7, 220 pound forward from Dallas (TX) Bishop Lynch, committed to play for UNC-Wilmington in the CAA.

"To tell you the truth, I just fell in love with everything when I went on my official visit – the school, coaches, the city, everything," Laue said.

The Seahawks might seem like an unlikely candidate to pluck a prospect out of Texas, but assistant coach Rodney Terry has ties to the state. "I have no connection to Wilmington, but coach Terry picked me out real early." And Jerry Wainwright is probably glad his assistant was on top of his game.

Laue played at the Big Time with Team Texas Select where he displayed sound athleticism and savvy. He's an excellent tipper around the basket and could play two positions for the Seahawks. "Not the first year, but down the road I see myself as a leader," the combo forward said. "I'm an offensive player, but at the same time I'm more of a hustle player. I definitely see myself as a help on defense."

Laue took three visits: Wilmington, St. Mary's (CA) and Wichita State. Southern Methodist, SW Missouri State and Pepperdine showed interest. Last year, he averaged 18 points as a junior.

UPDATE: On Friday, the Seahawks received a commitment from Heritage (TX) Christian small forward Tim Mayes.

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