"James did plenty good for us," said Dotson. He was all-region on a team that finished sixth in the country and had multiple guys sign scholarships."
An All-Region XIV selection, Legan averaged 15 points and five boards as a sophomore. The 6-foot-2 guard was considered one of the top 3-point shooters in junior college basketball. "East Carolina recruited him because he can fill the goal up with basketballs from deep," said Dotson. "He's a shooter. He's not a point guard, I can tell you that. He's a shooting guard, and a very deep shooter.
"He averaged right at 15 points a game, and that is on a team that had six guys average double figures. I'm telling you, he is a scorer."
Dotson is very familiar with Pirates head coack Ricky Stokes, and he stated that Stokes did a good job in locking up Legan.
"I know Ricky pretty well, and he got the because he can score," said Dotson. "I've known Ricky Stokes for a long time. He's a good coach, and he was a heckuva player. I think he's going to do a good job there. I like them."
Because he lacks ideal height for the shooting guard position, Legan might be asked to play some point guard for East Carolina. While he is a great shooter from the perimeter, Legan can improve in certain areas.
"He probably needs to work on handling a little better," his head coach stated. "He is not a point guard... he's a catch-and-shoot guy. He is not going to create much, but he can get it going in a hurry. He can turn it loose in a heartbeat. I'm telling you, he is a scorer."