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Monday, April 21
Badgers, Cyclones and Red Storm nab commits

By Bill Hodge

Zach Morley, a Class 2003 forward from Maryville, Mo/Indian Hills CC, Ia., has signed with the Wisconsin Badgers over Minnesota. Utah and New Mexico were also involved.

Class 2003 forward Reggie George of Palos Heights-Shepard, Ill/Fitchburg-Notre Dame Prep, Mass., recommitted to Iowa State. He also considered TCU and Mississippi State.

Tyler Jones, a Class 2003 forward from Cleveland-Heritage Christian, Tex., is headed to St. John's. He also drew interest from Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Indiana.

Class 2003 center Darius Manciel of Detroit, Mich/Weatherford CC, Tex/Arkansas-Fort Smith CC, signed with McNeese State. He originally picked TCU as a prep.

Oregon State has signed Class 2003 forward Kenny Hooks of Moss Point, Miss., who averaged 25 points as a senior.

Filiberto Rivera, a Class 2003 guard from Southeastern CC, Ia., signed with UTEP.

Class 2003 guard Javier Mendiburu of Indian Hills CC, Ia., signed with Wisconsin-Green Bay.

North Texas signed Class 2003 guard Marqus Mitchell of Baton Rouge, La/State Fair CC, Mo.

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Class 2003:

Over 845 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 (6): C-Darryl Watkins; F-Linas Kleiza; G/F-LeBron James (probable NBA); C-James Lang (Decommitted Louisville/possible NBA). F-Mohamed Abukar (Released by Georgia): C-Shagari Alleyne (Decommited Rutgers).

Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (3): C-Jackie Butler (Mississippi State); 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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