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Jayhawks closing in on more top recruits

The href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=kan">Kansas Jayhawks and coach Bill Self could be headed for a major recruiting windfall.

Top 100 center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=30&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Chester Giles of Seattle-Rainier Beach,
Wash., granted a release by Miami (Fla.) following the coaching change,
appears to favor Kansas and is expected to announce on Wednesday (May 19).
He is also considering Washington and Cincinnati. Touted Class 2005 Top 100
forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=181&s
port=basketball&dbyear=04">Micah Downs of Bothell, Wash., favors the
Jayhawks over Duke and Gonzaga, and could announce shortly; while Class 2004
Top 100 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=316&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Alex Galindo of Puerto Rico/Newark-St.
Benedict's Prep, NJ., who was granted a release by UTEP following a coaching
change, lists Kansas, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Georgetown.

A record 13 preps entered the NBA Draft, including two major surprises in
Top 100 forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=12&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">LaMarcus Aldridge of Seagoville, Tex., who
recently signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tex">Texas and claimed he was bypassing
the draft; and Top 100 center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=52&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Rothbart of Sacramento-Natomas,
Cal., who had signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ind">Indiana. Neither will sign with
agents and both are expected to play as college freshmen.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=colo">Colorado has signed forward/center
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=683&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Lamont Arrington of Detroit,
Mich/Schoolcraft CC, Mich; and forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1020&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Julius Ashby of Marshalltown CC, Ia.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=56&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Stanley Branch of Atlantic City,
NJ/Newark-St. Benedict's Prep, NJ/Philadelphia-Lutheran Christian, Pa.,
signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=utep">UTEP.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1354&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Kyle Weaver of Beloit-Memorial, Wis.,
signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=wast">Washington State.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=seha">Seton Hall has forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1189&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Marcus Cousin of Randallstown, Md., over
Nebraska.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ford">Fordham gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1358&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Michael Binns of Aurora,
Ill/Wolfeboro-Brewster Academy, NH.

Available Transfers:

*Sophomore forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1149&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Nate Carter, transfer from UC-Riverside.

*Sophomore forward/guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1124&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Derrick Byars, transfer from Virginia.

*Freshman center/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1075&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">David Padgett, transfer from Kansas.

*Freshman guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1036&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Omar Wilkes, transfer from Kansas.

*Sophomore forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1071&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Stan Gaines, transfer from Minnesota.

*Redshirt freshman center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1070&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Aliou Kane, transfer from Minnesota.

*Class 2005 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=128&s
port=basketball&dbyear=04">Alfred Aboya, decommitted from
Georgetown.

*Sophomore forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1238&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Bernard Cote, received release from
Kentucky.

*Starting sophomore guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1151&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Armondo Surratt, transfer from
Miami-Florida.

*Forward/guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1012&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Melvin Buckley, transfer from Purdue.

*Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1107&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">De'Angelo Alexander, transfer from
Oklahoma.

*Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1212&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Elijah Ingram, transfer from St. John's.

*Starting junior center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1201&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Gabe Lee, transfer from UMass.

*(NEW) Check Class 2005 lists for early Top 100 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gr
idiron_flag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=04&state=al
l">Commitments.
More players projected to make an impact: href="
http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&ord
er=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=a
ny&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&supe
r_flag=Y&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyea
r=04&state=all">Super Prospects. Search lists of all Class 2005 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=basketba
ll&dbyear=04">Schools and Conferences.

*Check Class 2004 lists for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=basketba
ll&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences. Check href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Class 2004 Top 100 prospects who have made
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all
&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_f
lag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Commitmen
ts or href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all
&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=s&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_f
lag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Signed
>. List of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=P&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N
&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=a
ll">remaining Top 100 Prospects.

More Basketball News

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=cmu">Central Michigan gained guards href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1386&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Giordan Watson of Birmingham-Groves,
Mich/Bridgton Academy, Maine; and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1387&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Reynold Walters of Ontario, Canada.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=gest">Georgia State signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1385&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Clark Williams of Lilburn-Berkmar,
Ga/St. Thomas More Prep, Conn/Georgia/Chipola CC Fla/Santa Fe CC, Fla. He
signed with Ohio State as a prep, but did not qualify.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=stet">Stetson signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1381&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ben Bridges of Lauderhill, Fla/Fort
Lauderdale-Stranahan, Fla/Florida CC-Jacksonville, Fla/St. Petersburg CC,
Fla; and 7-1 center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1382&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Chief Kickingstallionsims of Boynton
Beach-Blanche Ely, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=camb">Campbell signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=858&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Stephon Griffin of Miami-Pace, Fla., who
was once headed to Florida International; forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1383&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Maurice Latham of Norfolk-Maury,
Va/Indian Hills CC, Iowa; and guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1384&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ruell Pringle of Virginia
Beach-Salem/Landstown, Va.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=nazu">Northern Arizona signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=640&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">DeJuan Stevens of West Los Angeles CC,
Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=niu">Northern Illinois added guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1365&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Cory Sims of Livingston, Ala/Lewis &
Clark CC, Ill., who averaged 21.5 points this past season.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tol">Toledo gained freshman forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1010&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jerrah Young of Chicago-St. Rita, Ill.,
who is transfering from West Virginia; guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1000&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Kashif Payne of Chester,
Pa/Philadelphia-Archbishop Carroll, Pa/Northfield-Mount Hermon, Mass; and
center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1366&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Haris Charalambous of Manchester,
England/Princeton-The Hun School, NJ.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=swt">Texas State has signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1372&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Terrell Broussard of Irving-Nimitz,
Tex/Paris CC, Tex/Weatherford CC, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=cita">Citadel gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1359&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Nathan Winkler of Boone-Watauga,
NC/Wolfeboro-Brewster Academy, NH.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=rmor">Robert Morris has guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1371&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tony Lee of Boston-Charlestown, Mass.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=wint">Winthrop has signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=109&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Scott Draughn of Hamden-Hamden Prep,
Conn.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=biso">Birmingham-Southern signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1375&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jean-Baptiste Bah of Birmingham-Central
Park Christian, Ala.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=mdbc">Maryland-Baltimore County has
signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1370&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Rashad Bilal of White Plains,
NY/Bradenton-Edison, Fla/Bradenton-IMG Academy, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tamc">Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has signed
guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1369&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jeffrey Muriel of Fort Worth-Dunbar,
Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ucri">UC-Riverside signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=744&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Justin Argenal of Concord-DeLaSalle, Cal;
forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=743&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Daniel Fleming of Murrieta-Murrieta
Valley, Cal; and center/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=745&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">David Misko of College of the Sequioas,
Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=appa">Appalachian State gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1362&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Doug McLaughlin-Williams of Reston-South
Lakes, Va/Winchendon School, Mass.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tntc">Tennessee Tech signed center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1196&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ra'shun Bryant of Rome-Coosa,
Ga/Marietta-Mount Olive Prep, Ga; and guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1197&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Justin Taylor of Lexington-Tates Creek,
Kty.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=chst">Chicago State has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1367&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Brandon Woods of Toledo, Ohio/Rend Lake
CC, Ill; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1368&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">David Inabnit of Whiteland,
Ind/Cincinnati State Tech & CC, Ohio.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=woff">Wofford has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1360&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Drew Gibson of Los Angeles-Dorsey,
Cal/St. Thomas More, Conn; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1361&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tony Nicholson of
Alpharetta-Chatthoochee, Ga.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=pepp">Pepperdine signed center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1179&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Russell Hicks of Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada-Westlane High.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=lbst">Long Beach State gained center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1357&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Erik Atman of Pittsburgh-Upper St.
Clair, Pa/Columbus State CC, Ohio.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=lama">Lamar gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=187&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Matthew Barrow of Baton Rouge-Southern
Lab, La.


2004 NBA Draft

(May 10-Early Entry Deadline; June 17-Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline;
June 24-NBA Draft; second round selections do not receive guaranteed
contracts)

Official High School/Prep School Entries

C/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=55&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Dwight Howard 6-10 Atlanta-SW Atlanta
Christian, Ga (Uncommitted). Has agent. Draft: Top two first round.

G href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=25&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Shaun Livingston 6-7 Peoria-Central, Ill
(Signed with Duke). No agent. Draft: Top three to five first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=60&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Josh Smith 6-8 Mouth of Wilson-Oak Hill
Academy, Va (Signed with Indiana). Has agent. Draft: Top 10 to 12 first
round.

G/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=274&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">J.R. Smith 6-6 Newark-St. Benedict's Prep
School, NJ (Signed with NC). No agent. Draft: Middle first round.

G href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=23&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Sebastian Telfair 6-0 Brooklyn-Abraham
Lincoln, NY (Signed with Louisville). Has agent. Draft: Middle first round.

F/C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=12&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">LaMarcus Aldridge 6-11 Seagoville, Tex
(Signed with Texas). Draft: Late first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=14&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Al Jefferson 6-9 Prentiss, Miss (Signed
with Arkansas). No agent. Draft: Late first round.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=40&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Swift 6-11 Bakersfield, Cal (Signed
with USC). No agent. Draft: Middle to late first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=402&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Dorell Wright 6-7 South Kent Prep, Conn
(Signed with DePaul). No agent. Draft: Middle to late first round.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=409&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Jackie Butler 6-11 Virginia Beach-Coastal
Christian, Va. (Signed with Tenn). Has agent. Draft: Second round, if
selected.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=52&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Rothbart 7-1 Sacramento-Natomas,
Cal (Signed with Indiana). Draft: Not expected to be drafted.

F/C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=276&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Jermaine Bell 6-11 Notre Dame Prep, Mass.
Draft: Not expected to be selected.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1364&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Maurice Shaw 6-9 Bridgton Academy,
Maine. Draft: Not expected to be drafted.

Official Junior College Entries

G/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=352&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Donta Smith 6-7 Southeastern Illinois CC,
Ill (Signed with Louisville). No agent. Draft: Middle second round.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=618&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Randy Orr 6-11 Hampton, SC/Western
Kentucky/Georgia Perimeter CC, Ga. No agent. Draft: Not expected to be
selected.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=438&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Jason Parker 6-8 Kentucky (2000-01).
Draft: Not expected to be selected.

G href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=658&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Kelvin Pena 6-3 Southeastern CC, Iowa.
Draft: Not expected to be selected.

C/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1363&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tremayne Singletary 6-10 Southwestern
CC, Cal. Draft: Not expected to be selected.


C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=663&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Sani Ibrahim 6-10 Gulf Coast CC, Fla.
Draft: Not expected to be selected.


2003 NBA Draft

The most heralded high school player in years, forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002066&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">LeBron James of Akron/St.
Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio, was chosen No. 1 in the first round of the 2003
Draft by Cleveland. He averaged 20 points and was Rookie of the Year. The
other three preps taken in the first round, all late picks, played a
combined 86 minutes during the entire season: Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002068&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Travis Outlaw of
Starkville, Miss., 23rd pick by Portland; forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002067&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Ndudi Ebi of
Houston-Westbury Christian, Tex., 26th pick by Minnesota; center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002011&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Kendrick Perkins of
Beaumont-Ozen, Tex., 27th pick by Memphis, then traded to Boston.


Class 2004 Basketball Database


*Search lists of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=basketba
ll&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences

*List of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100 Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&n
ame=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all&wei
ght=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=
&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Commitments a>/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&n
ame=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all&wei
ght=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=s&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=
&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Signings/
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=P&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N
&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=a
ll">Remaining Top 100 Prospects.

*More players projected to make an impact: href="
http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&order=l
astname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=a
ny&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_fl
ag=Y&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&sta
te=all">Super Prospects.

*Top JC Prospects: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=N&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state
=all&recruitusa_flag=Y">Junior College List.

*Basketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr.
14-May 19).

*Indiana, Texas and Louisville lead the early href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">2004 Top
Classes.


Class 2005 Basketball Database


*Search early lists of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04&status=v">Commitments

*Check the lists of early Top 100 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height
=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gr
idiron_flag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=04&state=al
l">Commitments.

* More players projected to make an impact: href="
http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&ord
er=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=a
ny&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&supe
r_flag=Y&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyea
r=04&state=all">Super Prospects.

The 5/8 Rule

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has voted to approve measures of
academic reform that included a repeal of the controversial 5/8 rule
limiting college basketball recruiting to no more than five recruits in a
single class and no more than eight in any two-year period. With the rule
rescinded, coaches can fill their 13-man rosters with the best eligible
players who have yet to sign. NCAA Story

2004 McDonald's All American Game

J.R. Smith and Dwight Howard helped the East rout the West, 126-96, at
the 27th McDonald's All American Basketball Boys Game in Oklahoma City,
Okla.
The John Wooden Award which is given to the most valuable player of the game
was given to co-winners Smith and Howard. Smith led all scorers with 25
points, while Howard contributed 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked
shots.
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=747">Story, Rosters.

McDonald's Games/All-Star Games/NBA Drafts

Search for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters.

2004 Nike Hoop Summit

The 2004 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select team defeated World
Select, 99-79, in the Hoops Summit game in San Antonio. Josh Smith led all
scorers with 27 points, J.R. Smith added 17, while Rudy Gay and Al Jefferson
had 14 and 13. Sebastian Telfair scored six. Luka Bogdanovic led the World
team with 20 points. Churchill Odia and Juan Diego Palacios each scored 10.
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters.

2004 Jordan Capital Classic

Dwight Howard scored 18 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks to lead the
Black team to a 107-96 victory over the White squad in the Jordan Capital
Classic and was named the outstanding player. Malik Hairston led the Black
team with 23 points, while Robert Vaden added 21. Dorell Wright led the
White team with 24 points, while Al Jefferson added 17 points and 10
rebounds. href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters

Basketball Commitments/Signings:

Class 2005: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04">Database

Class 2004: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2003: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=02">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=02&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2002: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=01">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=01&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=963">Top Classes

Class 2001: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=00">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=00&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=619">Top Classes

Class 2000: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=99">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=99&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=226">Top Classes

Class 1999: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=98">Database

Class 1998: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/index.cfm?sport=basket
ball">Database/
Top Classes

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at
CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings,
plus databases, go to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting">CollegeSports.com's
Recruiting Page.