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Cameron decommits from Clemson for Vols

The href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&school_name=tenn">Tennessee Vols have a pledge from
Class 2005 Top 100 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=36&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=04">Joey Cameron of Leeds, Ala., over Alabama,
Auburn, Georgia Tech and Florida, among others. He recently decommitted from
Clemson.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&school_name=geot">Georgia Tech has a pledge from
Class 2005 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=212&s
port=basketball&dbyear=04">Alade Aminu of Stone Mountain-Stephenson,
Ga., over Tennessee and Miami (Fla.), among many others.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=626&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Quinton Hosley of Lamar CC, Colo.,
decommitted from St. John's to sign with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=prov">Providence. He averaged 20 points
and 10 rebounds this past season.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ecu">East Carolina signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1436&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tom Hammonds Jr of Crestview,
Fla/Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md. He is the son of former Georgia Tech
All-American and longtime NBA player Tom Hammonds.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=must">Murray State signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1456&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Darnell Hopkins of Baltimore-Towson
Cathlic, Md/San Jacinto CC, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=buff">Buffalo has forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1455&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Christian Schmidt of Chemnitz, Germany.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=uncg">UNC-Greensboro has guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1445&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Dwayne Johnson of Bayside-Cardozo, NY.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=swla">Louisiana-Lafayette signed forwards
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=718&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Spencer Ford of Baton Rouge, La/Dixie CC,
Utah., over interest from Indiana, Charlotte and South Alabama; and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1248&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Berry Jordan of Jacksonville,
Fla/Kilgore CC, Tex., over Southern Mississippi and SMU. Ford had signed
with LSU during the early period, but was released from his letter.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=loyc">Loyola-Chicago has a pledge from
2004 guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1448&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Dave Telander of Chicago-Brother Rice,
Ill.

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

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=lafa">Lafayette signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1119&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Matt Betley of Mount Laurel-Lenape, NJ;
guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=553&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Paul Cummins of Kildare, Ireland/South
Kent School, Conn; guard/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=986&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Bilal Abdullah of Anchorage,
Alaska/Marion-Tabor Academy, Mass; forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1447&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ted Detmer of Scarsdale, NY; and forward
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=699&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Everest Schmidt of Orleans/Hoopa-Hoopa
Valley, Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ucri">UC-Riverside has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1038&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Justin Bell of Escondido, Cal/Saddleback
CC, Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=flin">Florida International has forward
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1405&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ismael N'Diaye of Ivory
Coast/Ocala-Shores Christian Academy, Fla/Miami-Florida/Los Angeles CC, Cal.
He played in 24 games as a freshman for Miami-Florida in 2002-03.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tol">Toledo announced the signings of
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=04&school_name=hofs">Hofstra has pledged Class 2005
forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=272&s
port=basketball&dbyear=04">Greg Washington of Central Islip, NY.

Top Available Transfers:

*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/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1238&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Bernard Cote, transfer 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.

*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.


Class 2004 Basketball Database:
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes.

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

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100 Prospects/ 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=03&state=all">Super Prospects

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes:
Kentucky and Kansas made wild closing finishes to lead the
rankings. Other top programs are Texas, Indiana, UCLA, Oregon, Louisville,
Florida, Memphis and Alabama. Fans will also discover top talent arriving at
Arkansas, Connecticut, Michigan State, Missouri and Arizona.

* 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">Top Junior College Prospects.


Class 2005 Basketball Database:
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

* 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.

* href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Early Top 100 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/ 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.


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)

**A record 13 preps entered the NBA Draft.

Official High School/Prep School Entries

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. Agent. Predict Lottery: 2nd in 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
(Duke). Predict Lottery: Four to ten 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 (Indiana). Agent. Predict Lottery: 6th in 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 (UNC). Agent. Predict: 17-18 in 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 (Louisville). Agent. Predict: 15-23 in first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=12&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">LaMarcus Aldridge 6-11 Seagoville, Tex
(Texas). Predict: 23 in 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
(Arkansas). Predict: 25-26 in 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 (USC
Trojans). Predict: 19-25 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
(DePaul). Predict: 18-24 in 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. (Tenn). Agent. Predict: Not 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 (Indiana). Predict: Not selected.

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.
Predict: Not 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. Predict: Not selected.

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 (Louisville). Predict: 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 Georgia Perimeter CC, Ga.
Predict: Not 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).
Predict: Not 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.
Predict: Not 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. Predict: Not 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.
Predict: Not 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.

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/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100

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.