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ECU's #3 and #12 practice drills during the teams first practice at Minges Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU's #3 and #12 practice drills during the teams first practice at Minges Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Home cooking helps Sampson add pounds

By Tony Castleberry

The Daily Reflector

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This summer, Robert Sampson didn’t need to make a trip to GNC to buy big containers of weight-gaining powders or vitamins in order to gain weight.

Sampson put on 15 pounds of muscle the old-fashioned way.


“It was just basically weight-lifting, playing basketball (and) eating my mom’s cooking, which is really good,” said Sampson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward on the East Carolina men’s basketball team.

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