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Friday, February 20, 2004
Three future Horns on McDonald's roster

By Bill Hodge

Center/forward Dwight Howard of Atlanta, Ga., considered the nation's top prospect, highlights selections for the 2004 McDonald's All-American Game.

Howard, who has yet to chose a college, is expected to be the first or second pick if he enters this year's NBA Draft.

The Texas Longhorns have three All-Americans in the contest, while Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA all have two. Prep teammates Joe Crawford and Malik Hairston are on the West roster.

The game will be played Mar. 31 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City at 9 p.m. EST and shown on ESPN.

Pos. Name Hgt Wgt Hometown High School College
G Corey Brewer 6-7 180 Portland, Tenn (Florida)
F Rudy Gay 6-8 215 Severn-Archbishop Spalding, Md (Connecticut)
C Dwight Howard 6-10 225 Atlanta-SW Atlanta Christian, Ga (Undecided)
F Al Jefferson 6-10 265 Prentiss, Miss (Arkansas)
C Randolph Morris 6-11 245 Fairburn-Landmark Christian School, Ga (Undecided)
G Rajon Rondo 6-1 155 Mouth of Wilson-Oak Hill Academy, Va (Kentucky)
G J.R. Smith 6-6 220 Newark-St. Benedict's Prep School, NJ (North Carolina)
F Josh Smith 6-9 215 Mouth of Wilson-Oak Hill Academy, Va (Indiana)
G Sebastian Telfair 6-0 160 Brooklyn-Abraham Lincoln, NY (Louisville)
G Darius Washington 6-0 165 Orlando-Edgewater, Fla (Memphis)
F D.J. White 6-9 230 Tuscaloosa-Hillcrest, Ala (Indiana)
F Mike Williams 6-7 225 Camden-Wilcox Central, Ala (Texas)
Head Coach - Bob Flynn, Baltimore-Cardinal Gibbons School, Md
Assistant Coach - Neil Jones, Baltimore-Cardinal Gibbons School, Md
Assistant Coach - Leroy Combs, Noble, Okla
Pos. Name Hgt Wgt Hometown High School College
G Arron Affalo 6-5 190 Compton-Centennial, Cal (UCLA)
C LaMarcus Aldridge 6-11 215 Seagoville, Tex (Texas)
G Joe Crawford 6-4 205 Detroit-Renaissance, Mich (Kentucky)
F Glen Davis 6-8 320 Baton Rouge-University Lab, La (LSU)
G Jordan Farmar 6-2 170 Woodland Hills-Taft, Cal (UCLA)
G Daniel Gibson 6-2 190 Houston-Jones, Tex (Texas)
F Malik Hairson 6-5 190 Detroit-Renaissance, Mich (Undecided)
G Shaun Livingston 6-7 180 Peoria-Central, Ill (Duke)
F Jawann McClellan 6-5 200 Houston-Milby, Tex (Arizona)
G DeMarcus Nelson 6-3 195 Sacramento-Sheldon, Cal (Duke)
C Robert Swift 7-0 230 Bakersfield, Cal (Southern California)
F Marvin Williams 6-8 215 Bremerton, Wash (North Carolina)
Head Coach - A.D. Burtschi, Oklahoma City-Putnam City, Okla
Assistant Coach - Gary Wright, Oklahoma City-Northwest Classen, Okla
Assistant Coach - Don Tuley, Oklahoma City-Capitol, Okla

Center Jackie Butler of Virginia Beach-Coastal Christian, Va., who signed with Tennessee, will test the 2004 NBA Draft. He will not sign with an agent and plans to enroll at Tennessee if he does not project as a first-round pick.

Notre Dame has pledged Class 2005 junior forward Zack Hillesland of Toledo-St. John's Jesuit, Ohio, over early offers from North Carolina State and Bowling Green.

Penn State pledged senior forward/guard Geary Claxton of New Haven-Hill Regional Career, Conn.

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

Class 2004 Basketball Database
*Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences
*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
*Search the list of Prospects/Commitments/Signed/Schools and Conferences.
*List of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/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

McDonald's Games/NBA Drafts
*Search for Stories/games/rosters.

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.