Top 100 guard Isaiah Swann of Rockville-Magruder,
Md/Oak Hill Academy, Va/Hargrave MA, Va., has pledged to Florida State over UConn. Among
others were Arizona, Cincinnati and Maryland.
Chamberlain Oguchi, a Top 100 guard from
Richmond-George Bush, Tex., committed to the Oregon Ducks over Kansas State,
Oklahoma, New Mexico and Georgia Tech.
Rutgers has a pledge from forward
Ollie Bailey of Chicago-Farragut, Ill.,
over interest in Fresno State, Seton Hall and Penn State.
Iowa State has a pledge from guard
Tasheed Carr of Philadelphia-University
City, Pa/Durham-Mt Zion Academy, NC., over St. Joseph's, Temple, Virginia
Tech and Arkansas, among others.
Texas Tech has its third pledge in
forward Damir Suljagic of Tucson-Salpointe
Catholic, Ariz., over Wyoming and Loyola-Marymount.
Forward Hector Hernandez of
Mexico/Denver-Lincoln, Colo., has pledged to Fresno State over interest in
Alabama, Creighton and Iowa State.
Dayton has a pledge from forward Chris Alvarez of
Miami-Fla/Blairstown-Blear Academy, NJ.
Huge center Jeff Salovski of Bristol-Bristol Central,
Conn, committed to UMass over Central Connecticut
State. Forward Olivier Lamoureux of Montreal-Champlain
St. Lambert, recently committed to UMass over interest from St. Bonaventure,
Wyoming and Loyola-Marymount.
Duquesne pledged forward Chauncey Duke of Springfield, Mo., over
interest from Florida State, Georgetown and Arkansas.
SMU gained forward Paulius Ritter of Lithuania/Tulsa-Holland
Long Beach State pledged guard Gazmine Henderson of Dallas,
Tex/Eastfield CC, Tex.
Austin Peay has a pledge from
center Kareem Matthews of St. Louis-Sumner,
Mo/Ranger CC, Tex/St. Louis CC-Florissant Valley, Mo.
Forward Chad Ferguson of North Las
Vegas-Cheyenne, Nev/Laurinburg Institute, NC., has chosen Coastal Carolina.
Southeast Missouri State has a
pledge from guard Paul Paradoski of St. Louis-Vianney, Mo.
*Top 100 guard Marquie Cooke of Suffolk-Nansemond River,
Va., between Virginia Tech, Clemson.
*Top 100 forward Maarty Leunen of Redmond, Ore., between
UCLA, Ore, OreSt, Gonzaga.
*Center Goran Suton of Lansing-Everett, Mich.,
between MichSt, ArizSt, LSU, Dayton.
*Top 100 forward Davis Nwankwo of College Park-Georgetown
Prep, Md., between Ariz, Va and Stan.
*Top 100 guard Jason Rich of Orlando-Dr. Phillips, Fla.,
between Kty, FSU.
*Top 100 guard Ramel Bradley of Brooklyn-Park West,
NY/Bradenton-IMG Academy, Fla., between Kty, BC, Clem, Pitt, Ga.
*Top 100 guard Shawn Livingston of Peoria-Central, Ill.,
between Duke, Ariz and Ill.
Seventy-one 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
Class 2004 Basketball Database
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
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