Building a tremendous recruiting class, the Arizona Wildcats have a commitment from
Top 100 guard Mustafa Shakur of Wynnewood-Friends
Central, Pa., over North Carolina State.
Considered among the top five point prospects in the nation, Shakur
averaged 18.8 points as a junior. The Wildcats recently gained the nation's
top power forward prospect, Ndudi Ebi of Houston-Westbury
Christian, Tex., over Duke, Texas and Houston. Ebi averaged 23 points, 10
rebounds and four blocks last season.
Top 100 forward/center Hassan Fofana of Conkary,
Guinea/Worcester-Holy Name, Mass/Hargrave MA, Va., has committed to Maryland over UConn, Virginia, Purdue,
Memphis and St. John's, among others.
Considered the nation's top junior college forward, Nick DeWitz of Chandler-Dobson,
Ariz/Utah Valley State College, Utah/Mesa CC, Ariz., is headed to Iowa over Indiana and Florida State.
Recent Basketball News:
Rhode Island gained a commitment from
center J.R. Moore of Portland,
Ore/Worcester Academy, Mass.
Northwestern gained a commitment from
center Vince Scott of Phoenix-Greenway,
Ariz., over Princeton.
New Mexico has a pledge from forward Justin Benson of Houston-Gulf
Shores Academy, Tex., over Houston, DePaul, Pepperdine, St. Louis and Kent
New Mexico State has a reported pledge
from forward David Fisher of Dallas-South Oak
James Madison gained a commitment from
center Eddie Green of
Winston-Salem/Reynolds, NC., over George Mason.
Arkansas-Little Rock pledged guard Brandon Freeman of Greenwood,
SC/Chipola CC, Fla.
Forward Levi Rost of Lansing CC, Mich.,
committed to Western Michigan.
Guard Tyson Schnitker of Robinson, Ill.,
recently picked Indiana State.
Guard Ryan Paradise of
Naperville-Central, Ill., who averaged 19 points as a junior, recently
committed to Northern Illinois.
St. Bonaventure pledged forward/guard
Dan Cage of Indianapolis-Bishop
Chatard, Ind., over Furman, NC-Wilmington and Wright State.
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More players projected to make an impact:
Memphis, Mississippi State, California, Louisville, Michigan State,
Michigan, Florida, LSU, Illinois and Oklahoma lead the Early Top
Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May 15.
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*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2002, 2001,
*USA Men's Junior National Team.
*The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college
prospect during the 2002 draft: Center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla., was taken 9th in
the first round by Phoenix, while Portland took forward Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., at No. 21 in the
first round. The NBA passed on three other high school/prep school prospects
and seven JC players (List).
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at
CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings,
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