Palmer picks Illinois over Tennessee

Originally Published: January 7, 2004
By Bill Hodge |

Illinois has a commitment from touted Class 2005 junior forward David Palmer of Antioch, Tenn., over Tennessee, Oklahoma, Purdue and Notre Dame, among others.

LSU pledged Class 2005 junior college forward Kentrell Gransberry of Baton Rouge-Woodlawn, La/San Jacinto CC, Tex.

Charlotte has a commitment from guard Jerrell Lewis of New Hampton Prep, NH.

St. John's gained a pledge from forward Quinton Hosley of Denver, Colo/Lamar CC, Colo., over Kansas State and Utah.

Princeton pledged forward Zack Woolridge of North Hollywood/Harvard-Westlake, Cal.

Marquette signed forward Ousmane Barro of Dakar, Senegal/Chicago-Julian, Ill., for Class 2004.

Check lists for Prospects/Commitments/Signings/Schools and Conferences. Eighty-nine prospects on the early Class 2004 Top 100 have made Commitmen ts or Signed. List of remaining Top 100 Prospects.

Class 2004 Basketball Database
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*Top JC Prospects: Junior College List.
*Basketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr. 15-May 19).

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

Class 2003 Basketball Database
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*List of Top 100 Prospects/Commitmen ts/Remaining Top 100 Prospects/Super Prospects/Top 100 JC Prospects.

*Florida State led the 2003 Top Classes.

Basketball Commitments/Signings:
Class 2005: Database
Class 2004: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2003: Database/Top 100/Top Classes.
Class 2002: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2001: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 2000: Database/Top 100/Top Classes
Class 1999: Database
Class 1998: Database/ Top Classes

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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.