Outstanding forward Tim Pierce of Oakland-Fremont, Cal., has
committed to Arizona State over Oregon and
Charlotte. Among others were Miami-Florida, Illinois and DePaul.
Saint Louis pledged guard/forward
Tommie Liddell of East St. Louis, Ill.
Forward/center Justin Williams of Chicago-Thornwood,
Ill/Colby CC, Kan., chose Wyoming over DePaul and Auburn.
Northern Iowa has a pledge from
forward Everette Pedescleaux of
Robbinsdale-Armstrong, Minn., over Tulsa, among others. The Panthers
recently gained a commitment from Class 2006 sophomore center Jordan
Eglseder (6-10 235) of Bellevue-Marquette, Ia. He averaged 17 points and 13
rebounds as a freshman.
Illinois State has commitments from
guards Justin Dentmon of Carbondale, Ill; and Nedu Onyeuku of Omaha-Creighton Prep,
Neb/Iowa Western CC, Ia.
Davidson has pledged guard Jason Richards of Barrington, Ill.
Texas-Arlington has commitments
from forwards David Farmer of Lewisville-Hebron, Tex;
and Jermaine Griffin of Houston-Sterling,
UT-Chattanooga has pledged center
Ryan Daniel of Madison-Goodpasture, Tenn.
Santa Clara pledged guard Brody Angley of Redding-Enterprise, Cal.
Montana has a commitment from
forward Jordan Hasquet of Missoula-Sentinel,
New Hampshire has a commitment from
forward/center Ryan Gargaro of Maplewood/Hill-Murray,
Seventy prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have already made commitments.
*Top 100 guard Marquie Cooke of Suffolk-Nansemond River,
Va., between Virginia Tech, Clemson.
*Top 100 forward Maarty Leunen of Redmond, Ore., between
UCLA, Ore, OreSt, Gonzaga.
*Center Goran Suton of Lansing-Everett, Mich.,
between MichSt, ArizSt, LSU, Dayton.
*Top 100 forward Davis Nwankwo of College Park-Georgetown
Prep, Md., between Ariz, Va and Stan.
*Top 100 guard Jason Rich of Orlando-Dr. Phillips, Fla.,
between Kty, FSU.
*Top 100 guard Ramel Bradley of Brooklyn-Park West,
NY/Brandenton-IMG Academy, Fla., between Kty, BC, Clem, Pitt, Ga.
*Top 100 guard Isaiah Swann of Rockville-Magruder,
Md/Oak Hill Academy, Va/Hargrave MA, Va., between UConn and FSU.
*Top 100 guard Shawn Livingston of Peoria-Central, Ill.,
between Duke, Ariz and Ill.
Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top
Classes. Florida State led the 2003 Top
Class 2004 Basketball Database
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