Top 100 forward Rahshon Clark of Far Rockaway-Beach
Channel, NY/Bridgton Academy, Maine, has picked Iowa State over Virginia, Virginia
Tech, Richmond, Kent and St. John's.
Class 2004 forward Ousmane Konate of Senegal/Laurinburg
Institute, NC., has decommitted from Missouri. He is drawing interest from
Arizona, Charlotte and Xavier, among others.
Mississippi has a pledge from Class 2004
guard/forward Brandon Patterson of Altheimer, Ark.,
over an offer from Arkansas State. The Rebels recently gained guard/forward
Robert Clark of Jackson-Lanier, Miss.,
over interest from Iowa State, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky and
Sophomore 6-8 forward Evan Burns of Los Angeles-Fairfax, Cal., has been
dismissed from the San Diego State basketball program for failure to meet
academic responsibilities, coach Steve Fisher announced. Burns, the 2002-03
Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, averaged 9.2 points and 5.1
rebounds in 26 games last season. The former Top 100 prospect and McDonald's
All-American originally signed with UCLA, but was released after the NCAA
questioned his minimum core classes as a prep. Burns was admitted to SDSU as
a nonqualifier, but the Aztecs won an appeal that made him eligible. He
underwent knee surgery in May and was expected to play by mid-December.
Fresno State pledged Class 2004 guard
Tyrone Jackson of Fresno-Clovis West,
Cal/Fresno CC, Cal., over Gonzaga, UNLV, San Jose State, St. Mary's, Cal
Poly and Utah State.
Western Illinois has a pledge from Class
2004 forward/center Kyle Lasek of Moline, Ill.
Forty-six prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have already made commitments.
Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
Classes. Florida State led the 2003 Top
Class 2004 Basketball Database
* Search the early list of Prospects/Commitments/Schools and Conferences
* Early list of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects.
* More players projected to make an impact: Super Prospects.
*Bssketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr.
* Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
Class 2003 Basketball Database
* Search the list of Prospects/Commitments/Signed/Schools and Conferences.
* List of Top 100 Prospects/Commitments/Remaining Top 100 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 100 JC
Prospects. Remaining committed/unsigned Top 100 Prospects (2):
C-Jackie Butler (MissState); F-Marquis Kately (Cal).
* Florida State led the 2003 Top
2003 NBA Draft:
The most heralded high school player in years, high school forward
LeBron James was chosen No. 1 by the NBA. All four other preps were
selected, while three junior college prospects were not picked: Forward LeBron James of Akron/St.
Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio, top pick in first round by Cleveland; forward Travis Outlaw of
Starkville, Miss., 23rd pick in first round by Portland; forward Ndudi Ebi of
Houston-Westbury Christian, Tex., 26th pick in first round by Minnesota;
center Kendrick Perkins of
Beaumont-Ozen, Tex., 27th pick in first round by Memphis, then traded to
center James Lang of
Birmingham-Central Park Christian, Ala., 19th pick in second round by New
Orleans (not guaranteed contract). Forward Charlie Villanueva of
Blairstown-Blair Academy, NJ., and center/forward Sani Ibrahim of Southern Idaho
CC, Id., withdrew from draft. (List).
2002 NBA Draft:
The NBA selected only one high school and a single junior college
prospect: 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).
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,
2003 Parade All-America Boys Basketball Team
LeBron James heads roster.
Class 2004 Men: Database/Top 100.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Top
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/
*McDonald's All-American Game stories/Rosters for 2003, 2002,
*USA Men's Junior National Team.
Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting
CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and
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