Georgia has signed Class 2003 forward Marcus Sikes of
Petersburg-Notre Dame Academy, Va.
The Maryland Terps have a commitment from Top
100 Class 2004 forward James Gist of Wheaton-Good Counsel,
Md., over interest in Providence, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgetown.
Oklahoma has signed Class 2003 guard Jimmy Tobias of Fort
Lauderdale-Dillard, Fla., who averaged 19 points as a senior.
Western Kentucky gained Class 2003
forward Ryan Lambert of Hargrove MA,
Va., over interest in Duquesne, Virginia Commonwealth and St. Bonaventure.
Sophomore guard Mike Gansey of Olmsted Falls,
Ohio, is transfering from St. Bonaventure to West Virginia.
St. Bonaventure was recently charged with NCAA academic violations.
Vanderbilt pledged Class 2003 guard Dan Cage of Indianapolis-Bishop
Chatard, Ind., who was released from his signed letter by St. Bonaventure
following a coaching change.
Class 2003 center Lukasz Obrzut of
Poland/Bridgton Academy, Maine, is near a decision between Kentucky, East
Carolina and Utah. He earlier decommitted from Fordham following the
Sophomore forward Ed Nelson of Fort Lauderdale-St.
Thomas Aquinas, Fla., who is transfering from Georgia Tech, is considering
UConn, Boston College and UMass.
Top 100 Class 2003 center Darryl Watkins of
Paterson-Paterson Catholic, NJ., is near a decision between Rutgers,
Syracuse and Seton Hall. North Carolina, Kentucky and Villanova had shown
Class 2003 Top 100 forward Alexander Johnson of
Albany-Dougherty, Ga/Bridgton Academy, Maine, is nearing a decision between
Florida State, Cincinnati and UConn. He averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds
Class 2003 Top 100 forward Mohamed Abukar of
Escondido-Rancho Bernardo, Cal., is considering Kentucky and Florida.
Abukar, who earlier decommitted from Georgia, had also considered
Louisville, Missouri and UCLA, among others.
Alabama has a commitment from Top 100
Class 2004 guard Ron Steele of Birmingham-John Carroll,
Ala., over Auburn and Vanderbilt. Among many others were Georgia Tech,
Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana and UAB.
Ohio signed Class 2003 guard Diamond Gladney of St.
Louis-Cleveland, Mo/Ranger CC, Tex.
Class 2003 guard Stewart Graddick of
Brooklyn-Lincoln, NY., chose Fairleigh Dickinson.
Weber State added Class 2003 center Adonal Arrington of Clackamas,
Class 2003 guard Gerard Barrett of
Middleburg-Notre Dame Academy, Va., chose Columbia.
Baylor signed Class 2003 guard Carl Marshall of Chicago-Crane,
Class 2003 guard Bradley Mosley of West Palm
Beach, Fla/Daytona Beach CC, Fla., has signed with South Florida. USF recently gained
Class 2003 guard James Holmes of Schoolcraft CC,
Mich., and released guard Ricardo Freeman of Seward CC,
Kan., from his letter.
Alabama-Birmingham has signed two Class
2003 forwards in Earnest Little of
Monroeville-Monroe County, Ala; and Marques Lewis of
Milwaukee-Bradley Tech, Wis/Wabash Valley CC, Ill.
Cornell has signed four Class 2003
prospects, including guard Graham Dow of Burlington-Nelson
Lords, Ontario; forward Jason Mitchell of Saluda, SC;
forward Dane Williams of Columbus, Ga; and
center Andrew Naeve of Bryant-East
Central, Ia. Forward Stevan Marcetic of
Yugoslavia/Vaughn, Ontario, is transfering from Bradley.
Class 2003 guard Jake Sottos of Monmouth,
Ill/Southeastern CC, Iowa, is expected to join Hawaii. Sottos, who was captain and the
leading scorer for the national championship team, averaged 16.6 points last
Lafayette has signed three Class 2003
prospects, including guard Marcus Henry of Bryn Mawr-Harriton,
Pa; forward Jamaal Douglas of Miami-Palmer
Trinity, Fla; and guard Grant Gibson of Bloomington-South,
UNC-Wilmington has signed Class 2003
guards David Noel of Boynton Beach, Fla.,
and T.J. Carter of Morganza-Chopticon,
Southwest Texas State has signed Class
2003 forward Andrew Lomond of Ontario, Canada.
University of San Diego has signed Class
2003 guard Charles Jennings of Arkansas City,
Kan/Cowley CC, Kan/Seward County CC, Kan.
Quinnipiac signed Class 2003 forward Pierre Faye of Senegal/Trinity
Valley CC, Tex.
Jacksonville has signed Class 2003
forward Woury Diallo of West Africa/Trinity
Valley CC, Tex.
Western Illinois has signed Class 2003
guard T.J. Gray of Chicago-Julian, Ill.
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More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
Over 1012 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-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; F-Mohamed Abukar (Released by
Georgia); F-Alexander Johnson (Decommitted
Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (2): C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi
State); F-Marquis Kately (California)
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*Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May
2003 NBA Draft: (May 12-early deadline; June 19-last withdraw;
June 26-Draft Day)
High School/Prep School: F/G-LeBron James; C-James Lang; F-Charlie Villanueva; F-Travis Outlaw; F-Ndudi Ebi.
2002 NBA Draft:
The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college
prospect: 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).
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. McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
2003 Parade All-America Boys Basketball Team
LeBron James heads roster.
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