Femi Ibikunle, a Class 2003
center/forward from New Hampton School, NH., has picked TCU over Iowa State, Marquette and
Class 2003 forward Quinnel Brown of Chicago-Morgan
Park, Ill/Wabash CC, Ill., chose Auburn over Creighton and Ball State.
The Tigers recently gained Class 2003 guard Ian Young of Orlando-Lake
Howell, Fla/Indian River CC, Fla/Des Moines Area CC, Ia., over New Mexico,
Virginia Tech, Mississippi and Louisiana Tech.
Zabian Dowdell, a Class 2003
guard from Pahokee, Fla., picked Virginia Tech and new coach Seth
Greenberg over South Florida, Jacksonville, Florida Atlantic and East
Mississippi pledged Class 2003 forward
Marvin Moore of Southern Union
Virginia sophomore guard Jermaine Harper of Gardena,
Cal/Blue Ridge School, Va., is expected to transfer to College of Charleston.
Southern Illinois gained a verbal from
Class 2003 forward Lamar Owen of Owensboro,
Kty/Southeastern Illinois CC, Ill.
Southwest Missouri State pledged Class
2003 guard Anthony Shavies of Chabot CC,
Creighton pledged Class 2003 guard Pierce Hibma of Pella, Ia.,
over interest from Drake, Richmond, Northern Iowa, Furman and Indiana State.
Class 2003 guard Rich Baker of
Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md., has chosen Hartford.
J.R. Pinnock, a Class 2003
guard from Virginia Beach-Coastal Christian, Va., has reportedly picked George Washington. He had decommitted
from Wichita State.
Pacific pledged Class 2003 forward Guillaume Yango of West
Indies/Southern Idaho CC, Idaho.
Detroit gained a verbal from Class 2003
forward Torvoris Baker of
Detroit-Cooley, Mich/Eastern Michigan/Schoolcraft CC, Mich.
Weber State pledged Class 2003 guard Ryan Davis of Southern Idaho
Central Florida gained Class 2003 guard
Gary Johnson of Schoolcraft CC,
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,
Over 795 Class 2003 prospects have made commitments or signed scholarship papers. Signings and
commitments by conferences. The early period ran Nov. 13-20 and the
period is Apr. 16-May 15.
Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Illinois and Kansas lead the Early 2003
Remaining uncommitted Top 100 Prospects (4): C-James Lang (decomitted
NBA); C-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; G/F-LeBron James (probable
Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (5): C-Shagari Alleyne (Rutgers);
C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi
State); C-Lamont Hamilton (St.
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*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
*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
the first round by Phoenix, while Portland took forward Qyntel Woods of Northeast Mississippi CC, Miss., at No. 21 in
first round. The NBA passed on three other high school/prep school
and seven JC players (List).
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
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