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Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Crawford, Rondo select the Wildcats

By Bill Hodge

Kentucky has pledges from Top 100 guards Joe Crawford of Detroit-Renaissance, Mich., and Rajon Rondo of Louisville, Kty/Oak Hill Academy, Va.

Crawford, one of the top shooting guards in Class of 2004, chose the Wildcats over Michigan. He had originally committed to the Wolverines, but re-opened his recruiting. Crawford is averaging 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists this season.

Rondo, who is averaging 20.4 points and 10.2 assists, had 55 points and 17 assists in a recent game. He was also considering Louisville, Illinois, Georgia, Boston College, Arkansas and Florida. Louisville signed guard Sebastian Telfair of New York during the fall.

Minnesota junior guard Maurice Hargrow of St. Paul-Highland Park, Minn., is transfering from the Gophers. He was averaging 11.4 points this season.

Check lists for Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences. Ninety-one prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have made Commitmen ts or Signed. List of remaining Top 100 Prospects.

Class 2004 Basketball Database
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*Early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Signings/ Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Top JC Prospects: Junior College List.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr. 15-May 19).

*Indiana, Texas and Louisville lead the early 2004 Top Classes.

Class 2003 Basketball Database
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*List of Top 100 Prospects/Commitmen ts/Remaining Top 100 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 100 JC Prospects.

*Florida State led the 2003 Top Classes.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2003: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2002: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2001: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2000: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 1999: Database
Class 1998: Database/ Top Classes

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Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to's Recruiting Page.