Promising forward Kirk Walters of Grand Rapids-South
Christian, Mich., has committed to the Arizona Wildcats.
Arizona recently gained verbals from Top 100 guard Mustafa Shakur of Wynnewood-Friends
Central, Pa., over North Carolina State; and the nation's top power forward
prospect, Ndudi Ebi of Houston-Westbury
Christian, Tex., over Duke, Texas and Houston.
Louisville, Maryland, Kansas, Arizona and Memphis lead the Early 2003 Top
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Guard Wesley Washington of Santa
Ana-Mater Dei, Cal., who originally chose California, has firmly committed
to Minnesota, according to his prep coach
Gary McKnight. Washington earlier gave a tenative verbal to the Gophers.
Houston has commitments from Top 100
junior college forward/center Darrius Brannon of Port Arthur,
Tex/Lee CC, Tex., and center Elijah Miller of Cleveland-Heritage
UNLV has a commitment from Top 100
junior college forward/center Chris Adams of San
Francisco-Mission, Cal/CC of San Francisco, Cal., over Fresno State.
Center Liam Hughes of Modesto-Modesto
Christian, Cal., and forward Kyle Jeffers of Santa
Rosa-Montgomery, Cal., committed to the Oregon State Beavers.
South Carolina has a commitment from
guard Tre Kelly of Washington, DC-Dunbar,
who averaged 29.5 points as a junior. He also considered Kent State and West
Long Island has a commitment from guard
James Williams of DeSoto, Tex.
Guard Nick Grant of Fairfax-Paul VI, Va.,
committed to Drake.
Forward Anthony Brown of
Sacramento-Kennedy, Cal., picked San Jose State.
Washington State has a commitment from
Top 100 junior college center Justin Garcia of Mira Loma-Jurupa
Valley, Cal/Northern Arizona/San Bernardino CC, Cal.
Idaho added forward Anton Lyons of Vallejo, Cal/Santa
Rosa CC, Cal., over Pacific and Southern Utah.
Hawaii pledged forward Jeff Blackett of Salt Lake CC,
Utah, over interest from Creighton, UTEP, Weber State and Pacific.
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*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
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