|Monday, October 14
Ibekwe selects Maryland over USC
By Bill Hodge
Ibekwe, who averaged 19.7 points and 10 rebounds as a junior, also considered Kansas and Arizona, among many others. The Terps earlier gained Top 100 forward/center Hassan Fofana of Conkary, Guinea/Worcester-Holy Name, Mass/Hargrave MA, Va; Top 100 guard Mike Jones of Braingtree-Thayer Academy, Mass; Super Prospect center WIll Bowers of Hanover-Archbishop Spaulding, Md; and Super Prospect guard Darryl Strawberry of Santa Ana-Mater Dei, Cal.
Louisville, Maryland and Kansas lead the Early Top Classes.
Guard Tyler Smith, a Top 100 prospect from Laurel, Md/Baltimore-Douglas, Md/Philadelphia-Lutheran Christian, Pa., has committed to DePaul over interest from Charlotte and Georgetown. Smith averaged 28 points as a junior.
Sophomore guard Rashaad Carruth of College Park, Ga/Oak Hill Academy, Va/Kentucky, has been dismissed from Oklahoma for breaking a team rule, according to coach Kelvin Sampson. Carruth, a former Top 100 prep, joined the Sooners last summer after transferring from Kentucky, where he averaged 5.5 points in 26 games as a true freshman.
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Colorado State has a commitment from forward/center Steve Verwers of Weatherford-Christian Academy, Tex. He also had interest from Arkansas, Texas Christian, Southern Methodist, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas and Oklahoma State.
Guard Vincent Camper of Oxford, Miss., who averaged 17 points as a junior, has committed to Tulane. Forward Dan Fitzgerald of Mendota Heights-St. Thomas Academy, Minn., recently picked Tulane over interest from Boston College, Bowling Green, Rice, Stanford, West Virginia, Marquette, Minnesota and Notre Dame.
Sophomore center Clay McGowen of Westerville-North, Ohio, is transferring from Old Dominion to Ohio. He averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds during 2001-02. He appeared in all 29 games and started 12. The Bobcats recently gained commitments from guard Whitney Davis of Ann Arbor-Pioneer, Mich., and center/forward Eric Clemons of Cincinnati-Mariemont/Reading.
Bowling Green pledged forward Isaac Rosefelt of St. Paul-St. Thomas Academy, Minn., over Boston University, Drake, Furman and Lamar, among others. The Falcons recently gained guard/forward Reggie Harwell of East Cleveland-Shaw, Ohio, over Marshall; and center Matt Lefeld of Coldwater, Ohio, over Air Force, Drake, Buffalo, Evansville, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Bucknell.
BYU has a commitment from guard Michael Rose of Houston-Spring Woods, Tex., over offers from Fordham, St. Louis, Kent State, Holy Cross, Utah State, Colorado State, University of San Diego, Houston and TCU.
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 CollegeSports.com's Recruiting Page.