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Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Updated: May 15, 4:13 PM ET
Class of 2003: The Top 100

By Mark Mayemura
Special to ESPN.com

As the spring signing period begins, ESPN.com's Mark Mayemura and David Benezra provide a look at the top 100 players who'll make up the Class of 2003.

Rankings as of Oct. 30:

Top 100 Seniors
Player Ht. Pos. School/City College Verbal
1. LeBron James 6-6 SF St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S./
Akron, Ohio
Undecided
2. Luol Deng 6-7 SF Blair Academy/
Blairstown, N.J.
Duke
3. Charlie Villanueva 6-9 F Blair Academy/
Blairstown, N.J.
Illinois
4. Travis Outlaw 6-9 F Starkville H.S./
Starkville, Miss.
Mississippi State
5. Ndudi Ebi 6-8 F Westbury Christian H.S./
Houston, Texas
Arizona
6. Mustafa Shakur 6-3 PG Friends Central H.S./
Wynnewood, Pa.
Arizona
7. Olu Famutimi 6-5 SF Northwestern H.S./
Flint, Mich.
Arkansas
8. Martin Iti 6-11 C Mount Zion Academy/
Durham, N.C.
Charlotte
9. Kendrick Perkins 6-10 C Ozen H.S./
Beaumont, Texas
Memphis
10. Bandon Bass 6-7 F Capital H.S./ Baton Rouge, La. Undecided
11. Shannon Brown 6-1 SG Proviso East H.S./
Maywood, Ill.
Michigan State
12. James Lang 6-11 C Central Park Christian H.S./
Birmingham, Ala.
Louisville
13. Sean Banks 6-7 SF Bergen Catholic H.S./
Oradell, N.J.
Memphis
14. Vakeaton Wafer 6-4 SG Heritage Christian H.S./
Cleveland, Texas
Florida State
15. David Padgett 7-0 C Reno H.S./
Reno, Nevada
Kansas
16. Brian Butch 6-11 C West H.S./
Appleton, Wis.
Wisconsin
17. J.R. Giddens 6-5 SF Marshall H.S./
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Kansas
18. Ivan Harris 6-7 F South H.S./
Springfield, Ohio
Ohio State
19. Ronnie Brewer 6-6 SG Fayetteville H.S./
Fayetteville, Ark
Arkansas
20. Gary Forbes 6-6 SF Banneker H.S./
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Virginia
21. Regis Koundjia 6-7 SF Laurinburg Prep/
Laurinburg, N.C.
LSU
22. Leon Powe 6-7 PF Oakland Tech H.S./
Oakland, Calif.
California
23. Taurean Minor 5-10 PG Booker T. Washington H.S./
Houston, Texas
LSU
24. Mike Jones 6-4 SG Thayer Academy/
Braintree, Mass.
Maryland
25. Terrance Roberts 6-8 F St. Anthony H.S./
Jersey City, N.J.
Syracuse
26. Kris Humphries 6-8 PF Hopkins H.S./
Minnetonka, Minn.
Duke
27. Tron Smith 6-2 SG Canyon Springs H.S./
Moreno Valley, Calif.
Arizona State
28. Major Wingate 6-10 C Wilson H.S./
Florence, S.C.
Tennessee
29. Elliah Karron Clarke 6-6 SF Winchendon Prep/
Winchendon, Mass.
Miami (Fla.)
30. Gary Ervin 5-11 PG Notre Dame Prep/
Fitchburg, Mass.
Mississippi St.
31. Aaron Brooks 6-0 PG Franklin H.S./
Seattle, Wash.
Oregon
32. Artie Bowers 6-3 SG St. Benedict's H.S./
Newark, N.J.
UMass
33. Dion Harris 6-3 SG Redford H.S./
Detroit, Mich.
Michigan
34. Ousmane Kouyate 6-8 PF Bridgton Academy/
North Bridgton, Mass.
Missouri
35. Darryl Watkins 6-10 C Paterson Catholic H.S./
Paterson, N.J.
Undecided
36. Trevor Ariza 6-8 PF Westchester H.S./
Los Angeles, Calif.
UCLA
37. Ekene Ibekwe 6-9 PF Carson H.S./
Carson, Calif.
Maryland
38. Dameon Mason 6-4 SG Aurora West H.S./
Aurora, Ill.
Marquette
39. Rodrick Stewart 6-3 SG Rainier Beach H.S./
Seattle, Washington
USC
40. Ayinde Ubaka 6-1 PG Oakland H.S./
Oakland, Calif.
California
41. Brandon Jenkins 6-3 SG Southeastern H.S./
Detroit, Mich.
Louisville
42. Samuel Mejia 6-5 SF Storm King H.S./
Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y.
DePaul
43. Chris Richard 6-7 PF Kathleen H.S./
Lakeland, Fla.
Florida
44. Reyshawn Terry 6-7 SF R.J. Reynolds H.S./
Winston-Salem, N.C.
North Carolina
45. Jackie Butler 6-10 C McComb H.S./
McComb, Miss.
Mississippi St.
46. Lorenzo Thompson 6-7 PF Crane H.S./
Chicago, Ill.
DePaul
47. Justin Hawkins 6-6 SF Mayfair H.S./
Lakewood, Calif.
Utah
48. Marquise Kately 6-6 SF Maine Central Institute/Pittsfield, Maine California
49. Brian Randle 6-8 SF Notre Dame H.S./
Peoria, Ill.
Illinois
50. Demetris Nichols 6-6 SF St. Andrews Prep/
Barrington, R.I.
Syracuse
51. Daon Merritt 5-9 PG St. Raymond H.S./
Bronx, N.Y.
Richmond
52. Chris Paul 5-11 PG West Forsyth H.S./
Clemmons, N.C.
Wake Forest
53. Andrew Lavender 5-7 PG Brookhaven H.S./
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma
54. C.J. Anderson 6-6 SF Winton Woods H.S./
Cincinnati, Ohio
Undecided
55. Sean Marshall 6-5 SF Eisenhower H.S./
Rialto, Calif.
Boston College
56. Thomas Gardner 6-4 SG Jefferson H.S./
Portland, Ore.
Missouri
57. Marquis Webb 6-3 SG Paterson Catholic H.S./
Paterson, N.J.
Rutgers
58. Marcus Williams 6-2 PG Oak Hill Academy
Mouth of Wilson, Va.
UConn
59. Brandon Cotton 6-0 PG DePorres H.S./
Detroit, Mich.
Michigan State
60. Justin Cage 6-5 SF Pike H.S./
Indianapolis, Ind.
Xavier
61. Lorenzo Wade 6-5 SG Cheyenne H.S./
Las Vegas, Nev.
Undecided
62. Richard McBride 6-2 SG Lanphier H.S./
Springfield, Ill.
Illinois
63. Ricky Lucas 6-4 SG Bishop O'Connell H.S./
Arlington, Va.
G. Washington
64. Dwight Brewington 6-4 SG Worcester Academy/
Worcester, Mass.
Providence
65. Linas Kleiza 6-7 PF Montrose Christain H.S./
Rockville, Md.
Undecided
66. Gerald Brown 6-3 SG Hargrave Military/
Chatham, Va.
Providence
67. Quincy Douby 6-3 SG St. Thomas More Prep./
Oakdale, Conn.
Rutgers
68. Tyler Smith 6-2 G Philadelphia Lutheran H.S./
Philadephia, Penn.
DePaul
69. Maureece Rice 6-0 PG Strawberry Mansion H.S./
Philadelphia, Pa.
Undecided
70. Keith Blanks 6-6 SF Lauringburg Prep/
Lauringburg, N.C.
Texas A&M
71. Cartier Martin 6-7 SF Nimitz H.S./
Houston, Texas
Kansas State
72. Dorell Wright 6-6 SF Leuzinger H.S./
Lawndale, Calif.
Undecided
73. Shagari Alleyne 7-3 C Rice H.S./
New York, N.Y.
Rutgers
74. Chris Taft 6-9 C Xaverian H.S./
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pittsburgh
75. Dietric Slater 6-4 SF Wayne County H.S./
Waynesboro, Miss.
Undecided
76. Brandon Foust 6-6 SF Brookhaven H.S./
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma
77. Steve Verwers 6-10 PF Weatherford H.S./
Weatherford, Texas
Colorado State
78. Warren Scott 6-8 PF Oak Hill Academy/
Mouth of Wilson, Va.
Undecided
79. Corey Gibbs 6-7 C/F Redan H.S./
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Georgia
80. Paul Milsap 6-7 PF Grambling H.S./
Grambling, La.
Undecided
81. Mitch Platt 6-10 C Green Valley H.S./
Las Vegas, Nev.
Oregon
82. Kenneth Harris 6-9 C Green Valley H.S./
Griffith, Ind.
Valparaiso
83. Milton Collins 6-2 SG O.P. Walker H.S./
New Orleans, La.
Undecided
84. Lodrick Stewart 6-3 SG Ranier Beach H.S./
Seattle, Wash.
USC
85. Will Blalock 5-11 PG Notre Dame Prep./
Fitchburg, Mass.
Iowa State
86. Mario Taybron 6-2 G Ryan Academy/
Norfolk,Va.
Temple
87. Hassan Fofana 6-10 C Hargrave Military/
Chatham, Va.
Maryland
88. Drew Naymick 6-10 C North Muskegon H.S./
North Muskegon, Mich
Michigan St.
89. Julius Lamptey 6-11 C New Hampton School/
New Hampton, N.H.
Arkansas
90. Lamont Hamilton 6-9 PF Milford Academy/
Milford, Ct.
St. John's
91. Omari Israel 6-7 PF Good Counsel H.S./
Wheaton, Md.
Notre Dame
92. Curtis Stinson 6-2 SG Winchendon Prep/
Winchendon, Mass.
Iowa State
93. Louie McCroskey 6-3 SG St.Raymond H.S./
Bronx, N.Y.
Syracuse
94. Omar Wilkes 6-3 SG Loyola H.S./
Los Angeles, Calif.
Kansas
95. Ryan Appleby 6-2 PG Stanwood H.S./
Stanwood, Wash.
Florida
96. Emmanuel Willis 6-8 PF Mendenhall H.S./
Mendenhall, Miss.
Mississippi
97. Tre Kelly 6-0 PG Dunbar H.S./
Washington D.C.
South Carolina
98. Akini Adkins 6-9 PF Leon H.S./
Tallahassee, Fla.
Alabama
99. Will Sheridan 6-7 PF Sanford H.S./
Hockessin, Del.
Villanova
100. Wendell White 6-5 F Redondo Union H.S./
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Undecided

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