Former Winthrop standout Pierre Wooten is getting another opportunity in professional basketball.
The 6-foot-3 Wooten, a 2003 Winthrop graduate, has signed a contract with the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball League.
Wooten earned several awards during his senior season with the Eagles, including first-team All-Big South Conference, the BSC all-academic team and the BSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
He has had tryouts with the Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Bobcats and has also played pro basketball in France.
Before signing with the Patroons, Wooten attended the HSM International Exposure Camp in Las Vegas.
• CONVERSE: Three Rock Hill-area basketball standouts are on Converse's 2007-08 roster.
Members of the team are senior Myra Hendley of Westminster Catawba, sophomore Jessica McMahan of York Comprehensive High School and freshman Kendra Bothof of Fort Mill.
Hendley is a 5-7 guard and a three-year team captain. She played in 22 games last season, averaging 1.2 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.
McMahan is a 5-7 guard who appeared in 19 games last season.
Bothof is a 6-1 forward who averaged eight points and six rebounds a game at Fort Mill last season.
• ERSKINE: The Erskine College Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to start a feasibility study to examine the possibility of starting a football program.
The football sub-committee is comprised of six members.
The school is in the process of expanding its athletic program with women's lacrosse and men's and women's golf being added in 2008-09 and women's volleyball starting in 2009-10.
• FLORIDA STATE: Jamie Robinson, a former Northwestern High School standout, has seen action in all seven games this year as a defensive back.
The 6-2, 186-pound redshirt sophomore, Robinson is the backup to starting left cornerback Tony Carter. Robinson has eight tackles, all solo stops, in seven games for the Seminoles.
Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Seminoles last season and was chosen to The Sporting News' All-Freshman ACC team.
• S.C. STATE: Several Rock Hill-area athletes have contributed to the Bulldogs' success this season.
Ex-Rock Hill High School standout Phillip Adams is having an outstanding season. The 6-1, 185-pound sophomore defensive back has 27 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks for minus-5 yards, one interception, three passes broken up and a returned kickoff for 10 yards.
Linebacker David Erby, another ex-Bearcat, has played in two games. The 6-0, 215-pound sophomore has 11 tackles and one pass broken up.
Junior Ryan Potts, a backup linebacker from Fort Mill, has 13 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
Other area players on the Bulldogs' roster are tight end Darris Jackson of Clover and offensive lineman Chris Nelson of Great Falls.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 28-24 victory over Hampton, their first-ever win on the Pirates' home field. They will celebrate homecoming at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when they host Delaware State.
• WINTHROP: Former Eagles baseball players Daniel Carte and Matt Repec are members of the 2007 National League champion Colorado Rockies organization.
A right-handed hitting outfielder, Carte just finished his third season of professional baseball with a consistent year at Class A Modesto.
The Rockies' second-round selection in the 2005 draft, Carte batted .283 with 14 homers and 71 RBIs. It's the second straight season Carte hit 14 homers.
Repec, a right-handed hitting infielder, was the Rockies' 27th pick in the 2006 draft. In his first full pro season, Repec hit .276 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs for Asheville.