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Friday, October 17
Telfair to join Pitino's Cardinals

By Bill Hodge

One of the nation's top guards, Sebastian Telfair of Brooklyn-Lincoln, NY., has announced for Louisville and coach Rick Pitino over interest in the NBA Draft. Among many others were North Carolina, Syracuse, UConn, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall and St. John's. The Cardinals recently gained Top 100 forward Brian Johnson of Oak Hill Academy, Va., over Arizona, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina and Notre Dame, among others.

Eastern Washington gained guard James Loe of Hillsboro, Ore., over UCSB, Portland and Portland State.

Drexel pledged forward Frank Elegar of Brooklyn-St. Raymond's, NY.

UTEP has a commitment from forward Ivan Almonte of Southeastern CC, Iowa.

Eighty prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have already made commitments. List of remaining Top 100 Prospects.

Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top Classes. Florida State led the 2003 Top Classes.

Class 2004 Basketball Database
*Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments/Schools and Conferences
*Early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Top JC Prospects: Junior College List.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr. 15-May 19).

*Texas, Indiana and Louisville lead the very early 2004 Top Classes.

Class 2003 Basketball Database
*Search the list of Prospects/Commitments/Signed/Schools and Conferences.
*List of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 100 JC Prospects.

*Florida State led the 2003 Top Classes.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2003: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2002: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2001: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2000: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 1999: Database
Class 1998: Database/ Top Classes

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Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings, plus databases, go to's Recruiting Page.

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