Class 2003 guard Marcus Neal of Annapolis,
Md/Polk CC, Fla., pledged to Nebraska over Baylor, East Carolina,
South Florida, and Florida International. He averaged 20.2 points and was
named the Sun Coast Conference player of the year. Sophomore center Dan Heimos of Waterloo-Gibault,
Ill., and freshman center Roy Enright of Omaha-Burke,
Neb., asked for their releases from the Huskers.
Oregon State has signed Class 2003
forward Jim Hanchett of Peachtree
City-McIntosh, Ga/Utah Valley CC, Utah, who averaged 15.4 points this past
season. Sophomore guard Floyd North of San Diego-St.
Augustine, Cal., is transferring from OSU.
Class 2003 forward Brandon Hayes of Port
Arthur-Jefferson, Tex/Texas Tech/Lee CC, Tex., committed to Southern Mississippi.
Manhattan has a pledge from Class 2003
forward Obidiah Toppin of Brooklyn,
NY/Globe Tech, NY.
St. Peter's has a pledge from Class
2003 forward Mark Curry of West Orange,
NJ/Delware/Globe Tech, NY.
Class 2003 forward/center Hans Gasser of Issaquah, Wash.,
who averaged 21.6 points and 9.2 rebounds this season, committed to Washington over Eastern Washington.
Martin Osimani, a Class 2003
guard from Montevideo, Uruguay/Miami-Champagnat Catholic,
Fla/Utah/Miami-Dade CC, Fla., has committed to Duquesne over interest from Texas A&M,
UNC-Ashville, South Florida, Ball State, Rutgers and Nebraska.
Class 2003 forward Blake Schilb of Rantoul,
Ill/Brewster Academy, NH., pledged to Loyola-Chicago. Among others were
Bradley, Manhattan, Charleston, Toledo and USC.
Long Beach State has a pledge from
Class 2003 guard Kevin Houston of San
Bernardino-San Gorgonio, Cal.
Boise State gained Class 2003 guard Eric Lane of Bellflower-St.
John Bosco, Cal.
UC-Irvine has a pledge from Class 2003
forward Mark Hill of Las Vegas-Gorman,
Enrico Tucker, a Class 2004 guard from
San Diego-University, Cal., decommitted from San Diego.
Class 2003 forward Josh Love of Seattle-Rainier
Beach, Wash., pledged to Eastern Washington.
2003 McDonald's All-American Game
LeBron James scored 27 points in leading the East over the West,
122-107, in the 26th annual McDonald's All-American high school basketball
game in Cleveland, Ohio. James received a standing ovation as he received
the MVP trophy from former UCLA coach John Wooden before a record crowd of
18,728 at Gund Arena. McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
Over 720 Class 2003 prospects have made commitments or signed scholarship papers. Signings and
commitments by conferences. The early period ran Nov. 13-20 and the
period is Apr. 16-May 15.
Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Illinois and Kansas lead the Early 2003
Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (4): C-James Lang (decomitted
NBA); C-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; G/F-LeBron James (probable
Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (5): C-Shagari Alleyne (Rutgers);
C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi
State); C-Lamont Hamilton (St.
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*Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May
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*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
*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
the first round by Phoenix, while Portland took forward Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., at No. 21 in
first round. The NBA passed on three other high school/prep school
and seven JC players (List).
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
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