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Thursday, October 9
Updated: October 10, 9:44 AM ET
Oregon lands three commitments

By Bill Hodge

Top 100 forward Maarty Leunen of Redmond, Ore., has announced for the Oregon Ducks over UCLA, Oregon State and Gonzaga. The Ducks recently gained Top 100 guards Chamberlain Oguchi of Richmond-George Bush, Tex., over Kansas State, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Georgia Tech; and Bryce Taylor of North Hollywood/Harvard-Westlake, Cal.

James Mays, a Top 100 forward from Raleigh-Garner, NC., committed to Clemson over South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Fordham.

Pittsburgh has added promising junior college forward John DeGroat of Monticello, NY/Northeastern Colorado CC, Colo. He had also visited Gonzaga and Oklahoma. Others showing interest were Baylor, Virginia Tech, South Florida, UNLV, Oregon, Clemson, West Virginia and Creighton.

Georgetown has a commitment from forward Cornelio Guibunda of Stamford/King&Low-Heywood Thomas, Conn.

Colorado has a commitment from guard/forward Richard Roby of San Bernadino, Cal/Groton-Lawrence Academy, Mass., over interest from Iowa State, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Washington and Richmond. The Buffs also gained Class 2005 junior forward Calvin Williams of Memphis-Hillcrest, Tenn., who averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore.

SMU gained guard Derrick Roberts of Houston-Nimitz, Tex. The Mustangs recently gained forward Paulius Ritter of Lithuania/Tulsa-Holland Hall, Okla., over Virginia Tech.

Forward Solomon Jones of Mt. Dora, Fla/Daytona Beach CC, Fla., chose South Florida over interest from Central Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Northeastern and George Mason.

Forward Larry Posey of Houston-Milby, Tex., committed to UTEP.

UNC-Greensboro has added a commitment from forward Kyle Hines of Sickerville-Timber Creek, NJ.

Forward Matt Shaw of Centralia, Ill., is headed to Southern Illinois over Saint Louis, Creighton and Stanford.

Indiana State gained guard Zach McGrath of Mountain Home, Ark., over offers from Arkansas-Little Rock, Samford, Stephen F. Austin, Oral Roberts and Texas Arlington.

Nearing Decisions:
*Top 100 forward Charles Thomas of Jackson-Callaway, Miss., between FSU, Ga, Ark.
*Top 100 forward Shane Foster of Kenner-Bonnabel, La., between LSU, Vand, GTown, SoMiss.
*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/Bradenton-IMG Academy, Fla., between Kty, BC, Clem, Pitt, Ga.
*Top 100 guard Shawn Livingston of Peoria-Central, Ill., between Duke, Ariz and Ill.
*Top 100 forward Al Horford of Grand Ledge, Mich., decommitted Mich; between Fla, OhioSt, Iowa.
*Top 100 forward Joakim Noah of Lawrenceville-Lawrenceville Prep School, NJ., between Fla and Md.
*Forward/center Darian Townes of Hargrave MA, Va., between Ark and GW.

Seventy-four 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 Classes.

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. 15-May 19).

* Texas, Indiana and Alabama lead the very early 2004 Top Classes.

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.

* Florida State led the 2003 Top Classes.

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Basketball Commitments/Signings:
OCSN: Main Recruiting Page.
Class 2004 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2003 Men: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
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.

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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