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Wednesday, April 23
 
OU adds transfer; Rutgers nabs high-scoring guard

By Bill Hodge
CollegeSports.com

The Oklahoma Sooners have added Class 2003 guard Jaison Williams of Aurora, Colo/Southern Idaho CC, Idaho, who played as a freshman for Xavier.

Rutgers has signed Class 2003 guard Antwi Atuahene of Toronto-Henry Carr, Canada, who averaged 34.5 points last season.

Class 2003 7-0 center Bryce Husak of Mt. Vernon, Ia., has signed with Saint Louis. Husak, who was a fall signee with Elon, received a requested release following a coaching change.

Francis Koffi, a Class 2003 forward from Paris, France/Cowley County CC, Kan., signed with Fresno State.

Class 2003 forward Tommie Eddie of Brookyn, NY/Coffeyville CC, Kan., is headed to Mississippi over interest from Southern Illinois and Tulsa.

Class 2003 forward Dramane Diarra of Paris, France/Cloud County CC, Kan., signed with Kansas State.

Lousiana Tech has signed Class 2003 guards JueMichael Young of Hammond, La/LSU/Chipola CC, Fla; and Fred Marshall of New Orleans, La/Coffeyville CC, Kan.

Southern Illinois signed Class 2003 forward LaMar Owen of Owensboro, Kty/Southeastern Illinois CC, Ill.

George Washington signed Class 2003 forward/guard J.R. Pinnock of Atlanta, Ga/Virginia Beach-Coastal Christian, Va., who had earlier decommitted from Wichita State.

Class 2003 forward Anthony King of Durham-Southern, NC., signed with Miami-Florida.

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Class 2003:


Over 860 Class 2003 prospects have made commitments or signed scholarship papers. Signings and commitments by conferences. The early period ran Nov. 13-20 and the late period is Apr. 16-May 15.

Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Illinois and Kansas lead the Early 2003 Top Classes.

Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (6): C-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; G/F-LeBron James (probable NBA); C-James Lang (Decommitted Louisville/possible NBA). F-Mohamed Abukar (Released by Georgia): C-Shagari Alleyne (Decommited Rutgers).

Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (3): C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi State); F-Marquis Kately (California); F-Charlie Villanueva (Illinois/possible NBA).

*Search the list of Prospects/Commitments.
*Post-Summer list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitmen ts/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*Top 100 Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Check out the Early Top Classes.
*Check out the Early Top 100 JC Prospects.
*Early Top 100 JC Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May 15.

Class 2004:
Search the early list of Junior Prospects/Commitments.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 2002 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/ Women: Database.
Class 2001 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 2000 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/Women: Database.
Class 1999 Men: Database/Women: Database.
Class 1998 Men: Database/ Top Classes/Women: Database.
*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
*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, plus databases, go to CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.




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