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Cardinals wooing Xavier commit

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=lou">Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is
preparing for the potential loss of Top 100 guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=23&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Sebastian Telfair of Brooklyn-Abraham
Lincoln, NY., to the NBA by trying to woo 6-6 href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=492&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Churchill Odia of
Nigeria/Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md., away from his commitment to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=xavi">Xavier. Telfair, who is discussing
shoe contracts, has not announced whether he will enter the draft or play
for Louisville.

Top 100 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=91&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Walter Sharpe of Birmingham-Parker, Ala.,
is expected to pick href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=msst">Mississippi State.

Class 2004 Top 100 center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=30&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Chester Giles of Seattle-Rainier Beach,
Wash., who is waiting on a decision by the Canes for a release from href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=mifl">Miami-Florida following the head
coaching change, is considering Washington and Kansas.

Top 100 center/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=52&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Rothbart of Sacramento-Natomas,
Cal., has signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ind">Indiana .
The seven-foot prospect, who recently chose the Hoosiers over UCLA, averaged
21 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks as a senior.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=391&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Zach Johnson of Sacramento-Natomas, Cal.,
a previous verbal for the Huskies, has signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=wash">Washington. He is expected to
redshirt his freshman season due to knee surgeries.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=smis">Southern Mississippi and new coach
Larry Eustachy are expected to gain guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=668&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Rashaad Carruth of
Kentucky/Oklahoma/Indian Hills CC, Iowa; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=627&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Shakiem Mitchell of Globe Tech CC, NY.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1034&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Brandon Cameron of Gary-West, Ind., who
is transfering from Penn State, signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=iupu">IUPUI. Class 2004 forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1112&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Maushae Byles of Racine-Case, Wis/Howard
CC, Tex/Kennedy-King CC, Ill., recently signed with IUPUI.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ntex">North Texas signed Class 2004
center/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1148&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jeffrey Simpson of Eastern Oklahoma
State CC, Okla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=sala">South Alabama added forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1133&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Brandon Gordon of Pensacola CC, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=duqu">Duquesne signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1064&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Keith Gayden of Chicago-Tilden,
Ill/Kennedy-King CC, Ill.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1132&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Maureece Rice of Philadelphia-Lutheran,
Pa., is expected to chose href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=gewa">George Washington.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=154&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Allan Hanson of Wauwatosa-East, Wis., who
was recently released by Akron, has chosen href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=wiml">Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ne">Northeastern gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1140&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Shawn James of Fitchburg-Notre Dame
Prep, Mass.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=sala">South Alabama gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1133&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Brandon Gordon of Pensacola CC, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=newo">New Orleans has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1138&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Lionel Melvin of Brunswick CC, NC.

Sophomore forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1149&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Nate Carter of San Diego-Horizon, Cal.,
is transfering from href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ucri">UC-Riverside. He led the team in
scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds for the
Highlanders.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ucir">UC-Irvine signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=998&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Shamar Armstrong of Vallejo-Bethel,
Cal/Diablo Valley CC, Cal; and center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1041&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Andrew Bruckner of Valencia, Cal/College
of the Canyons, Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=sacl">Santa Clara signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1139&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tristan Parham of Dolton-Thornridge,
Ill/Coffeyville CC, Kan; guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=576&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Brody Angley of Redding-Enterprise, Cal;
and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=827&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Mitch Henke of Minnetonka-Hopkins, Minn.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=loyo">Loyola Marymount added guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1062&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Adoyah Evans-Miller of Boston-Brookline,
Mass/Boston College/Miami Dade CC, Fla; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=888&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Victor Boccardo of St. Petersburg-Admiral
Farragut Academy, Fla.

*Check Class 2004 lists for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=basketba
ll&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences. Ninety-four prospects on the
early href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Class 2004 Top 100 have made href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all
&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_f
lag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Commitmen
ts or href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=a
ll&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all
&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=s&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_f
lag=&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Signed
>. List of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=P&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N
&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=a
ll">remaining Top 100 Prospects.

2004 NBA Draft

(May 10-Early Entry Deadline; June 17-Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline;
June 24-NBA Draft)

Entries

C/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=55&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Dwight Howard 6-10 Atlanta-SW Atlanta
Christian, Ga (Uncommitted). Has agent. Plans to apply to North Carolina as
part-time student. Howard, who averaged 25 points, 18 rebounds and eight
blocked shots as a senior, was selected as the Naismith Prep Basketball
Player of the Year. Predicted: Top Two in first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=60&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Josh Smith 6-8 Mouth of Wilson-Oak Hill
Academy, Va (Signed with Indiana). Projected: Top three to 10 in first
round.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=409&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Jackie Butler 6-11 Virginia Beach-Coastal
Christian, Va. (Signed with Tenn). Has agent. Projected: Second round, if
selected.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=995&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Ivan Chiriaev 7-1 Oakville, Ontario-St.
Thomas Aquinas (Pledged to Iowa State). No agent. Projected: Lottery to
middle first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=402&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Dorell Wright 6-7 South Kent Prep, Conn
(Signed with DePaul). No agent. Projected: Second Round.

Possible Entries (second round selections do not receive
guaranteed contracts)

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=260&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Randolph Morris 6-11 Fairburn-Landmark
Christian School, Ga (Uncommitted). Father says college. Georgia Tech or
Kentucky are favorites. Draft: Late first to second round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=58&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Juan Palacios 6-8 Centereach-Our Savior
New American, NY (Uncommitted). Draft: Late first to second round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=84&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Shawne Williams 6-8 Laurinburg Prep, NC
(Signed with Memphis). Projected: Late first to second round.

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=40&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Swift 6-11 Bakersfield, Cal (Signed
with USC). Projected: Late first to second round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=72&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Glen Davis 6-8 Baton Rouge-University, La
(Signed with LSU). Projected: Late first to second round.

G href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=23&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Sebastian Telfair 6-0 Brooklyn-Abraham
Lincoln, NY (Signed with Louisville). Projected: Top 10 to 20 first round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=14&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Al Jefferson 6-10 Prentiss, Miss (Signed
with Arkansas). Projected: Middle first to second round.

G/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=274&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">J.R. Smith 6-6 Newark-St. Benedict's Prep
School, NJ (Signed with NC). Projected: Late first to second round.

G href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=25&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Shaun Livingston 6-7 Peoria-Central, Ill
(Signed with Duke). Projected: Top four to 10 in first round.

Will Not Enter Draft

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=78&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Rudy Gay 6-8 Severn-Archbishop Spalding,
Md (Signed with Conn). Projected: Late first to second round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=59&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Marvin Williams 6-8 Bremerton, Wash
(Signed with NC). Projected: Late first to second round.

F/C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=12&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">LaMarcus Aldridge 6-11 Seagoville, Tex
(Signed with Texas). Projected: Late first to second round.

2004 McDonald's All American Game

J.R. Smith and Dwight Howard helped the East rout the West, 126-96, at
the 27th McDonald's All American Basketball Boys Game in Oklahoma City,
Okla.
The John Wooden Award which is given to the most valuable player of the game
was given to co-winners Smith and Howard. Smith led all scorers with 25
points, while Howard contributed 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked
shots.
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=747">Story, Rosters.

McDonald's Games/All-Star Games/NBA Drafts

Search for href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters.

2004 Nike Hoop Summit

The 2004 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select team defeated World
Select, 99-79, in the Hoops Summit game in San Antonio. Josh Smith led all
scorers with 27 points, J.R. Smith added 17, while Rudy Gay and Al Jefferson
had 14 and 13. Sebastian Telfair scored six. Luka Bogdanovic led the World
team with 20 points. Churchill Odia and Juan Diego Palacios each scored 10.
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters.

2004 Jordan Capital Classic

Dwight Howard scored 18 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks to lead the
Black team to a 107-96 victory over the White squad in the Jordan Capital
Classic and was named the outstanding player. Malik Hairston led the Black
team with 23 points, while Robert Vaden added 21. Dorell Wright led the
White team with 24 points, while Al Jefferson added 17 points and 10
rebounds. href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=1284">Stories/games/rosters


Class 2004 Basketball Database


*Search lists of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=v">Commitments/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&status=s">Signings/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/conferences.cfm?sport=basketba
ll&dbyear=03">Schools and Conferences

*Early list of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100 Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&n
ame=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all&wei
ght=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=V&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=
&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Commitments a>/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&n
ame=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any&height=all&wei
ght=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=s&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N&gridiron_flag=
&order=status&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=all">Signings/
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=P&hodge_flag=Y&super_flag=N
&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state=a
ll">Remaining Top 100 Prospects.

*More players projected to make an impact: href="
http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&order=l
astname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=a
ny&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_fl
ag=Y&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&sta
te=all">Super Prospects.

*Top JC Prospects: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?region=all&o
rder=lastname&name=&lastname=&firstname=&school_name=&signing_conference=any
&height=all&weight=all&speed_40=&keyword=&status=all&hodge_flag=N&super_flag
=N&gridiron_flag=&order=lastname&startpos=1&sport=basketball&dbyear=03&state
=all&recruitusa_flag=Y">Junior College List.

*Basketball Signing Periods: Early (Nov. 12-19) and Regular (Apr.
14-May 19).

*Indiana, Texas and Louisville lead the early href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">2004 Top
Classes.


Class 2005 Basketball Database


*Search early lists of href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04">Prospects/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04&status=v">Commitments

Basketball Commitments/Signings:

Class 2005: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=ba
sketball&dbyear=04">Database

Class 2004: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2003: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=02">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=02&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/basketball.cfm">Top
Classes.

Class 2002: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=01">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=01&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=963">Top Classes

Class 2001: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=00">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=00&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=619">Top Classes

Class 2000: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=99">Database/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=99&hodge_flag=Y">Top 100/ href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/column_archive_display.cfm?hod
ge_id=226">Top Classes

Class 1999: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/search.cfm?sport=basketball&db
year=98">Database

Class 1998: href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/archive/index.cfm?sport=basket
ball">Database/
Top Classes

Bill Hodge is the executive editor and director of recruiting coverage at
CollegeSports.com. For daily columns on prospects, commitments and signings,
plus databases, go to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting">CollegeSports.com's
Recruiting Page.