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Friday, April 11
Billikens nab forward; Guard commits to Rebs

By Bill Hodge

Saint Louis has pledged Class 2003 center/forward Tom Frericks of Bowling Green-Greenwood, Kty/UAB/Chipola CC, Fla.

Mississippi pledged Class 2003 guard Ed Glass of St. Louis, Mo/Kaskaskia CC, Ill.

Class 2003 guard Darius Harper of Lewisville-Hebron, Tex., pledged to Boise State. He is the son of former NBA star Derek Harper.

Sophomores Mickey Michalec, a center from Skiatook, Okla; and guard Nathan Doudney of Rockwall, Tex., are transfering from Texas Tech.

Junior starting guard and leading scorer Sharif Chambliss of Racine, Wis., is transfering from Penn State to Wisconsin. He will redshirt next season.

Reserve freshman guard Bam Harmon of The Colony, Tex., has been granted his requested release from Rhode Island.

Idaho State has a commitment from Class 2003 guard Jeff Gardner of Snow CC, Utah.

Class 2003 guard Jeff Martini of Sheridan CC , Wyo., pledged to Southern Utah.

Cornell pledged Class 2003 guard Will Scott of New York-Collegiate School, NY.

Class 2003 guard Edwin Buffmire of Scottsdale-Saguaro, Ariz., chose Princeton.

Albany has a commitment from Class 2003 forward P.J. Mills of Trinity Valley CC, Tex.

Class 2003 guard Antonio Chatman of New Hampton, NH., pledged to Hartford.

Southwest Texas State pledged Class 2003 forward John Millsap of Navarro CC, Tex.

Class 2003 guard Cori Boston of Northfield-Mount Herman, Mass., picked Northeastern.

Class 2003 guard Shane Nichols of Radford, Va/Notre Dame Prep, Mass., chose St. Peter's.

Class 2003 guard Moses Sonko of Bridgton Academy, Me., pledged to Coastal Carolina.

Class 2003 forward Cameron Lollar of Notheast CC, Neb., chose Louisiana-Monroe.

2003 Parade All-America Boys Basketball Team
LeBron James heads roster.

2003 McDonald's All-American Game
LeBron James scored 27 points in leading the East over the West, 122-107, in the 26th annual McDonald's All-American high school basketball game in Cleveland, Ohio. McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000.

Class 2003:

Over 775 Class 2003 prospects have made commitments or signed scholarship papers. Signings and commitments by conferences. The early period ran Nov. 13-20 and the late period is Apr. 16-May 15.

Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Illinois and Kansas lead the Early 2003 Top Classes.

Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (4): C-James Lang (decomitted Louisville/possible NBA); C-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; G/F-LeBron James (probable NBA). Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (5): C-Shagari Alleyne (Rutgers); C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi State); C-Lamont Hamilton (St. John's); F-Marquis Kately (California); F-Charlie Villanueva (Illinois/possible NBA).

*Search the list of Prospects/Commitments.
*Post-Summer list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitmen ts/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
*Top 100 Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Check out the Early Top Classes.
*Check out the Early Top 100 JC Prospects.
*Early Top 100 JC Prospects by Position: Centers/Forwards/Guards.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early: Nov. 13-20; Regular: Apr. 16-May 15.

Class 2004:
Search the early list of Junior Prospects/Commitments.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes/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.
*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
*USA Men's Junior National Team.
*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. The NBA passed on three other high school/prep school prospects and seven JC players (List).

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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