Top 100 forward Charles Rhodes, a Class 2004 prospect
from Jackson-Lanier, Miss., has committed to
Mississippi State over interest in
Alabama, Arkansas, UConn and Oklahoma, among others.
Class 2004 guard Brent Hackett of Fort Worth-Southwest,
Tex., has committed to
TCU. He averaged 26.5 points as a
Class 2004 guard Curtis Allen of Palos Verdes-Rolling
Hills Prep, Cal., who recently decommitted from the USC Trojans, has drawn
interest from California, Oklahoma State, Washington, Louisville, Marquette,
Syracuse and Arizona State.
Loyola Marymount has signed two Class
2003 prospects, including forward Matthew Knight of Burnie, Tasmania,
Australia; and guard Damian Martin of Gloucester, NSW,
Saint Mary's has signed Class 2003
guard E.J. Rowland of Hartnell CC, Cal.
Three St. John's players have made transfer decisions, including
sophomore forward Eric King of Brooklyn-Lincoln,
NY., who started 35 games over two seasons for St. John's, to Tennessee State; freshman guard/forward
Tim Doyle of Merrick-St.
Dominic's, NY., to Northwestern and sophomore guard Tristan Smith of Amityville,
NY., to St. Francis-NY.
Sophomore center Simplice Njoya of
Cameroon/Dobbs Ferry-The Masters School, NY., has transfered from Duquesne
Bucknell has added four Class 2003
prospects, including forward John Clark of Tulsa-Cascia Prep,
Okla; forward Donald Brown of Central Islip-St.
John Baptist, NY/Oakdale-St. Thomas More, Conn; center Chris McNaughton of Leuterhauseon,
Germany; and guard Ibrahim Badmus of Niles-Notre Dame
School for Boys, Ill.
Top 100 forward Kris Humphries, a Class 2003
prospect from Minnetonka-Hopkins, Minn., who received a release from his
signed letter to Duke, has met with Minnesota coach Dan Monson and visited
both Indiana and Iowa State. Humphries, who has made an appeal to gain
eligibility for next season following his release, averaged 25.5 points, 12
rebounds, five assists, five steals and 2.5 blocks as a senior. Humphries
was named Mr. Basketball in Minnesota and to the Parade and McDonald's All
Florida State leads the 2003 Top
Classes. Due to late signings and entries in the NBA Draft, final
rankings will be determined in late 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 1100 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 late June.
Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (1): F-Kris Humphries (released by
Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (3): C-Jackie Butler (Miss State, not
qualified); F-Marquis Kately (Cal, not
qualified); F-Charlie Villanueva (UConn/NBA).
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*Post-Summer list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments
a>/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*Top 100 Prospects by Position:
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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 (committed to UConn).
*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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