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Top 100 F Terry picks North Carolina

By Bill Hodge

Top 100 forward Reyshawn Terry of Winston-Salem/R.J. Reynolds, N.C., picked North Carolina over UConn, Maryland, Clemson, North Carolina State and Tennessee.

Terry, who led Reynolds to the state title last season, helped Kappa Magic to the AAU national championship by scoring 18 points in a 78-68 victory over favored All-Ohio Red, which earlier had won the Nike Peach Jam title.

Jamar Nutter, a Top 100 guard from West Orange-Seton Hall Prep, N.J., committed to Seton Hall. He also considered Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Maryland and Syracuse.

Top 100 guard Mike Nardi of Elizabeth-St. Patrick's, N.J., will attend Villanova over North Carolina State, UConn, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Stanford.

Gary Ervin, a Top 100 guard from Brooklyn-Robeson, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy, Mass., reaffirmed his decision to attend Mississippi State. He had also considered Pittsburgh and Arizona.

Top 100 forward Brent Petway of Griffin, Ga., picked Michigan over Georgia, Georgetown, Virginia and Miami (Fla.).

Class 2002 guard Tim Pickett of Daytona Beach-Mainland Senior, Fla./Daytona Beach CC/Indiana River CC, signed with Florida State.

Baylor signed Class 2002 guard/forward Corey Herring of The Winchendon School, Mass.

Mt. St. Mary's signed Class 2002 guard/forward Charles Cook of Upper Marlboro-Bishop McNamara, Md.

Forward James Matthews of Detroit-Denby, Mich., pledged to Marquette.

Butler gained a pledge from forward Nick Brooks of Robinson, Ill.

Guard Lenny Miles of Commerce City-Adams City, Colo., is headed to New Mexico over interest from Wyoming, Colorado, Syracuse, UCSB and Wichita State.

Arizona has a commitment from Class 2004 guard/forward Jawaan McClellan of Houston-Milby, Texas, over interest from Texas, Florida and Tennessee. He averaged 22 points as a sophomore.

Class 2004 forward Marquise Gray of Flint-Beecher, Mich., has committed to Michigan State. He averaged 16 points and 15 rebounds as a sophomore.

Wichita State pledged Class 2004 forward Kurt Bangle of Garden City, Kan. The Shockers recently gained a commitment from Class 2003 center Zach Green of Norman-Community Christian, Okla.

Class 2003:
Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments.
Forward/guard LeBron James leads the early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments.
More players projected to make a major impact: Super Prospects.

Class 2002:
Duke led the Top 25 Classes.

Ninety-six prospects verballed or signed from the Class 2002 Top 100 List. Uncommitted Top 100 prospects (4): Forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J. (NBA, not drafted); center/forward Amare Stoudemire of Orlando-Cypress Creek, Fla. (NBA, first round to Phoenix); forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif. (NBA, not drafted); and center Sani Ibrahim of Oak Hill Academy, Va. (Junior College).

Final team selections made for 2002 USA Men's Junior National Team (Story).

Duke-bound J.J. Redick led the East past West, 138-107, in the 2002 McDonald's All American Game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Stories/Rosters for 2002, 2001, 2000).

The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college prospect during the 2002 draft: 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. Sending a message to inexperienced hopefuls, the NBA passed on three other high school/prep school prospects: forward Leonard Cooke of Old Tappan-Northern Valley Regional, N.J.; forward/center DeAngelo Collins of Inglewood, Calif.; and center Giedrius Rinkevicius of Lithuania/Bridgton Academy, Maine. Forward Brandon Roy of Seattle-Garfield, Wash., who signed with Washington, earlier withdrew his name from the draft. Seven junior college players who entered the draft were not chosen: forward Rodney Bias of Shelton State CC, Ala.; guard Cordell Billups of Pierce CC, Wash.; forward/center Lee Benson of Brown Mackie CC, Kan.; center Rashid Hardwick of Eastern Oklahoma State CC, Okla.; Kei Madison of Okaloosa-Walton CC, Fla.; guard Eddie Shelby of Dixie College, Utah; and forward Omar Weaver of Riverside CC, Calif. Last season, five of the six high school players who declared for the draft were selected, with Kwame Brown, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry and DeSagana Diop being taken among the first eight picks. None made an impact during their rookie season.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
CollegeSports: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Women: Database.
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/ Top Classes/Women: Database.


Top News:

Big Ten:
Indiana gained a pledge from defensive lineman/linebacker Joe Kremer of Urbana, Ill., over interest from Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Dayton.

Big East:
Pittsburgh has a verbal from defensive lineman Kyle Smith of Harbor Creek, Pa., over Maryland, Duke, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Toledo and Bowling Green.

Clemson pledged kicker Jad Dean of Greenwood, S.C., over an offer from LSU.

Auburn has a verbal from running back Jason Jude of Athens, Ala., over North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Southern Mississippi, Memphis and Louisville. Jude rushed for 1,650 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior.

Conference USA:
Tulane has a verbal from kicker Barrett Pepper of Bastrop, La. The Green Wave recently added offensive lineman Aryan Barto of Houston-Stratford, Texas.

Cincinnati pledged defensive lineman Jon Newton of Cincinnati-Roger Bacon, Ohio, over Minnesota, Akron and Toledo; and receiver Bill Poland of Cincinnati-Elder, Ohio.

Class 2003:
Seach the early list of Prospects/Commitments/By Conference.
Quarterbacks and offensive linemen lead the early list of Top 150 Prospects/Commitments.
More players projected to make a major impact: Super Prospects.

Football Commitments/Signings:
CollegeSports: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2003: Database/Top Prospects/Conference.
Class 2002: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2001: Database/Top Prospects/Conference/Top Classes.
Class 2000: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1999: Database/Top Prospects/Top Classes.
Class 1998: Database.
Class 1997: Database.

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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