Class 2003 Top 100 center/forward Walter Waters of
Detroit-Southeastern, Mich., who was released by Pittsburgh, has enrolled at
Cleveland State. He is appealing to the
NCAA clearinghouse to be ruled eligible to play this season.
Class 2003 guard Antonio Graves of Mansfield,
Ohio, signed with Pittsburgh.
Class 2003 Top 100 center Julius Lamptey of Oklahoma
City-Northeast, Okla/New Hampton School, NH., did not meet eligibility
requirements and will not play at Arkansas this season. He is expected to
enroll in junior college.
Forward Elgrace Wilborn of
Springfield-South, Ohio, has announced his intention to play for Nebraska. He was dismissed from
Tennessee after breaking the jaw of teammate Brandon Crump. Wilborn, who
averaged 2.9 points and 4.7 rebounds last year as a sophomore, must sit out
2003-04 and will have two seasons remaining if admitted to Nebraska. His
court date is Feb. 4, 2004.
Vanderbilt has a commitment from Class
2004 guard/forward DeMarre' Carroll of Birmingham-John
Carroll Catholic, Ala., over UAB, North Carolina State and Auburn.
Utah pledged Class 2004 forward Brian Anderson of Lamar, Colo., over
Wyoming. Among other schools showing interest were Colorado State, New
Mexico, Stanford, Washington, Kansas State and Baylor. He will first go on
Kent has a commitment from Class 2004
guard Marcus Crenshaw of Detroit-Mackenzie,
Drexel has pledged Class 2004 guard Randy Hampton of Washington, DC-Dunbar.
Fifty-seven prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have already made commitments.
Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
Classes. Florida State led the 2003 Top
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*Bssketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr.
* Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
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* Florida State led the 2003 Top
2003 NBA Draft:
The most heralded high school player in years, high school forward
LeBron James was chosen No. 1 by the NBA. All four other preps were
selected, while three junior college prospects were not picked: Forward LeBron James of Akron/St.
Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio, top pick in first round by Cleveland; forward Travis Outlaw of
Starkville, Miss., 23rd pick in first round by Portland; forward Ndudi Ebi of
Houston-Westbury Christian, Tex., 26th pick in first round by Minnesota;
center Kendrick Perkins of
Beaumont-Ozen, Tex., 27th pick in first round by Memphis, then traded to
center James Lang of
Birmingham-Central Park Christian, Ala., 19th pick in second round by New
Orleans (not guaranteed contract). Forward Charlie Villanueva of
Blairstown-Blair Academy, NJ., and center/forward Sani Ibrahim of Southern Idaho
CC, Id., withdrew from draft. (List).
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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