Class 2004 guard Jordan Farmar, a Top 100 prospect from
Woodland Hills-Taft, Cal., has committed to the UCLA Bruins and coach Ben Howland over
Florida, Arizona and Gonzaga. The Bruins recently gained Top 100 guard Aaron Affalo of Compton-Centennial,
Sophomore forward/center Brian Thornton of
Louisville-Manuel, Kty., who gained a release from Vanderbilt, will transfer
to Xavier. Thornton, who averaged 11.5
points, started 24 of 29 games last season for the Commodores. He also drew
interest from Michigan and Boston College.
Freshman starting guard/forward Adam Haluska of Carroll, Ia.,
has been granted an unconditional release from Iowa State. Halsuka started all 31
games last season for the Cyclones and averaged 9.2 points. He was named to
the Big 12 All-Freshman team.
Texas A&M pledged
Class 2004 guard Kenneth White of Dallas-Molina, Tex.
White, who averaged 28.6 points as a junior, also drew interest from San
Diego State, Utah, Georgia Tech, Rice and Tulsa.
Top 100 forward Kris Humphries, a Class 2003
prospect from Minnetonka-Hopkins, Minn., who received a qualified release
from his signed letter to Duke, is considering Minnesota and Indiana, among
others. Kansas and Illinois are other schools that have been mentioned.
Humphries averaged 25.5 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals and
2.5 blocks as a senior. He was named Mr. Basketball in Minnesota and to the
Parade and McDonald's All American teams.
Cleveland State signed freshman guard
Raheem Moss of Columbus-Brookhaven,
Ohio, who is transfering from Bowling Green.
IUPUI signed two Class 2003 prospects
from Black Hawk-East CC, Ill., in guard Akeem Clark of Gary-Roosevelt,
Ind., and forward James Booyer of Gary-West Side,
Florida State leads the 2003 Top
Classes. Due to late signings and entries in the NBA Draft, final
rankings will be determined in June.
Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments.
Early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
Early Top 100 Prospects by Position:
More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
Over 1080 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 was Apr. 16-May 15. Although the period for signing letters-of-intent
which binds both parties has ended, players may still sign
letters-of-agreement, which binds the school and not the athlete.
Florida State leads the Late Signing
Period 2003 Top Classes. Final rankings in June.
Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (2): F-Kris Humphries (released by
Duke); F-Linas Kleiza.
Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (2): C-Jackie Butler (Miss State, not
qualified); F-Marquis Kately (Cal, not
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*Check out the Top 100 JC Prospects.
*Top 100 JC Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*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 entries (6). Prospects may withdraw if they do
not sign with an agent:
*Top 100 forward LeBron James of Akron/St.
Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio (has agent, uncommitted).
*Top 100 center Kendrick Perkins of
Beaumont-Ozen, Tex (signed with Memphis).
*Top 100 forward Charlie Villanueva of
Blairstown-Blair Academy, NJ (decommitted from Illinois).
*Top 100 center James Lang of
Birmingham-Central Park Christian, Ala (decommitted from Louisville).
*Top 100 forward Ndudi Ebi of
Houston-Westbury Christian, Tex (signed with Arizona).
*Top 100 forward Travis Outlaw of
Starkville, Miss (signed with Mississippi State).
JC entries (4). Prospects may withdraw if they do not sign with an
*JC guard Lamar Castile of Beaver County
*JC forward Zac Fray of Santa Ana CC, Cal.
*JC forward Richard Jeter of Atlanta
Metroplitan CC, Ga.
*JC center/forward Sani Ibrahim of Southern Idaho
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.
Class 2004 Men: Database/Top 100.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Top
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/
*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
*USA Men's Junior National Team.
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
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