Justin Cerasoli, a Top 100 guard from
Aurora-West Aurora, Ill., has announced for Seton Hall over Georgia, Georgia
Tech and Villanova. Forward/guard Brian Laing of Bronx-St. Raymond's, NY.,
recently picked Seton Hall over Richmond.
Georgetown has pledged Class 2004
forward Jeff Green of Hyattsville-Northwestern,
Class 2004 guard Zam Frederick of St. Matthews-Calhoun
County, SC., is expected to pick Georgia Tech over interest in
Kentucky and Stanford.
Class 2004 center/forward Jared Gaither of Greenbelt-Eleanor
Roosevelt, Md., is headed to South Carolina.
Top 100 forward Davis Nwankwo of College Park-Georgetown
Prep, Md., is near a decision between Arizona (probable) and Stanford.
Center Alexander Kaun, a Top 100 prospect from
Melbourne-Florida Air Academy, Fla., is near a decision between Duke and
Baylor has a commitment from Class 2005 guard/forward Rashad Woods (6-6)
of Cleveland-Heritage Christian Academy, Tex., over interest from Arizona,
Kansas and Marquette, among others. He averaged 19 points and five rebounds
as a sophomore.
Nebraska pledged Class 2004 forward
Dillion Sneed of Chicago-Gordon Tech,
Ill/Colby CC, Kan., over interest from Pittsburgh, Purdue, Iowa State, South
Florida and Southwest Missouri State.
Hartford pledged Class 2004
guard/forward David Ruffin of Buffalo-Turner Carroll,
NY/Connors State CC, Okla.
Louisiana Tech pledged Class 2004
guard Marcus Elliott of Fort Walton Beach,
Fla/SW Mississippi CC, Miss/Oklahoosa-Walton CC, Fla.
Class 2004 guard Chris Matthews of Fort
Washington-National Christian Academy, Md., committed to James Madison.
Nevada pledged Class 2004
forward/center David Ellis of Sacramento-Capital
Christian, Cal. He had chosen California as a junior, but decommitted.
Boston University pledged Class
2004 forward Ben Coblyn of Amherst-Regional, Mass.
Bucknell pledged Class 2004 guard
John Griffin of Philadelphia-St.
Joseph's, Pa., over Rider.
Wagner has Class 2004 guards Jamal Smith of Towson-Towson Catholic,
Md; and Mark Porter of Richland-St. Augustine,
College of Charleston added Class
2004 forward Josh Johnson of Fitchburg-Notre Dame,
Sixty-five 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
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*Bssketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr.
* Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
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* 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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