Class 2004 Top 100 guard Russell Robinson of New York-Rice, NY.,
has picked Kansas and coach Bill Self over
UConn, Georgia Tech and Kentucky. Among many others were Florida State, Ohio
State, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, St. John's and Syracuse.
Top 100 guard A.J. Price of Amityville-Memorial, NY.,
is headed to Connecticut over Kansas and St.
John's. He averaged 25 points as a junior.
C.J. Giles, a Top 100 center from
Seattle-Rainier Beach, Wash., committed to Miami-Florida over Arizona and
The North Carolina Tar Heels have
pledged their fourth Class 2004 prospect in guard Quentin Thomas of Oakland-Tech, Cal.,
over Kansas and Arizona State.
Memphis has its fifth Class 2004
commitment in forward Richard Dorsey of Baltimore, Md/Mt. Zion
Academy, NC/Laurinburg-Laurinburg Prep, NC., over Auburn, Miami-Florida,
LSU, Southern California and Cincinnati. The Tigers recently gained center
Kareem Cooper of Laurinburg-Laurinburg
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Marshall pledged Class 2004 guard
Ryan Lamb of Mableton-Whitefield Academy,
Ga., over the Citadel. He averaged 14.6 points as a junior.
Bradley gained Class 2004 center Patrick O'Bryant of Blaine, Minn., over
Fresno State and Southern Illinois.
Fordham has a Class 2004 commitment
from forward Sebastian Greene of
Germany/Lafayette-Central Catholic, Ind., over Dayton and Youngstown State.
Columbia has pledged guard Mack Montgomery of Clayton, NC.
Winthrop gained Class 2004 guard Chris Gaynor of Winston-Salem-Mt. Tabor,
NC., over Virginia Commonwealth and UNC-Wilmington.
*Center Goran Suton of Lansing-Everett, Mich.,
between Michigan State, Arizona State, LSU and Dayton.
*Top 100 forward Davis Nwankwo of College Park-Georgetown
Prep, Md., between Arizona (probable) and Stanford.
*Top 100 center Alexander Kaun of Melbourne-Florida Air
Academy, Fla., between Duke and Kansas (probable).
*Forward/center Drew Richards of
Rogersville/Logan-Rogersville, Mo., between Texas Tech (probable), Arkansas
and SW Missouri State.
*Top 100 guard Isaiah Swann of Rockville-Magruder,
Md/Oak Hill Academy, Va/Hargrave MA, Va., between UConn and Florida State.
Sixty-eight 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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* 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
CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and
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