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Trice pledges to South Carolina

The Spring Period rush for basketball signings continues ....

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=scar">South Carolina has pledged guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=641&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Roderick Trice of Swainsboro, Ga/Georgia
Perimeter CC, Ga, who averaged 20.3 points this past season.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=nm">New Mexico has guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=355&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Kris Collins of San Antonio, Tex/Collin
County CC, Tex/Minnesota/Iowa Western CC, Ia., over Utah State.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=04&school_name=csu">Colorado State has Class 2005
forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=179&s
port=basketball&dbyear=04">C.J. Clark of Houston-Cypress Springs,
Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=wyo">Wyoming added guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1239&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">James Ebert of Iowa City-West,
Ia/Kirkwood CC, Ia; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1265&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Kevin Lewis of Compton CC, Cal.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=utep">UTEP has signed guard/forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=642&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Miguel Ayala of Tepic, Mexico/Riverside
CC, Cal/Fullerton CC, Cal.

Three remaining Top 100 Prospects: Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=197&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Malik Hairston of Detroit-Renaissance,
Mich., lists Ohio State, Kansas, Oregon, Oklahoma, UCLA and Michigan. 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., granted a release by Miami-Florida following the coaching change, is
considering Washington, Cincinnati and Kansas. Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=316&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Alex Galindo of Puerto Rico/Newark-St.
Benedict's Prep, NJ., granted a release by UTEP following a coaching change,
lists Rutgers, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Georgetown.

*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. Check href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&hodge_flag=Y">Class 2004 Top 100 prospects who 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.

More Basketball News

Sophomore center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1294&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Kevin Field of Fircrest-Wilson, Wash.,
is transfering from Oregon State to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=port">Portland. He played in 18 games for
the Beavers as a reserve this past season.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=mcne">McNeese State signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1301&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">John Ford of Alexandria-Peabody, La.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=nist">Nicholls State has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1300&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Cyril Djoukeng of Silver Spring,
Md/Chesapeake CC, Md.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=swt">Texas State gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1299&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Andre Oupoh of Newark-Dickinson,
Del/Phillips CC, Tex.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=rmor">Robert Morris gained forwards href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1295&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">A.J. Jackson of Monessen, Pa/East
Tennessee State; and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1296&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jakeel Gary of Linden, NJ/Coffeyville
CC, Kan.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=stfr">St. Francis (Pa) signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1297&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Garrett Farha of Concordia, Kan/Cloud
County CC, Kan; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1298&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Winston Robinson of Knoxville-Bearden,
Tenn/Allegany CC, Md.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1288&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Johnny Martin III of
Detroit/Murray-Wright, Mich/Southwestern Christian CC, Tex., signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tamc">Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1307&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">A.J. Mastin of Chattanooga-Red Bank,
Tenn/St. Catherine CC, Kty., signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=tenc">Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1308&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Lekheythan Malone of Lancaster, Tex; and
guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1309&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Buddy Harding of Little Rock-Pulaski
Academy, Ark., signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=arkl">Arkansas-Little Rock.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=iufw">IUPU-Fort Wayne has guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1289&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">David Tolefree of Lakeland CC, Fla;
guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1290&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ryan Baumgartner of Muncie-South,
Ind/Miami-Ohio/Schoolcraft CC, Mich; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1291&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Quintin Butler of Greenwood-Emeralds,
SC/Wabash Valley, Ill.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=evan">Evansville gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1283&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Fabien Calvez of Evreux, France.

7-0 center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1285&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Tomas Janusauskas of
Lithuania/Birmingham-Central Park Christian Academy, Ala., signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ausp">Austin Peay.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=673&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Ivan Almonte of Southeastern CC, Ia., who
gained a release from UTEP following the coaching change, is headed to href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=flin">Florida International.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ball">Ball State signed forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=961&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Landon Adler of Decatur-Adams Central,
Ind, who led the state of Indiana with 13 rebounds per game.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1284&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Lawrence Wright of Wheatland, Cal/Yuba
CC, Cal., who averaged 24.8 points last season, signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=brad">Bradley.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=idho">Idaho has signed forward/center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1293&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Mike Kale of Henderson-Coronado, Nev.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=latc">Louisiana Tech has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1282&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jason Bray of Plano, Tex/Collin County
CC, Tex.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1274&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Reggie Williams of Prince George, Va.,
signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=vmi">VMI.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=lips">Lipscomb has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1281&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Jason Guyette of Freesburg, Ill; and
forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1280&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Shaun Durant of London, England.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1272&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Titus Byrd of Alexandria, La/Bossier
Parish CC, La; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1273&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Arizona (AZ) Reid of Gaffney, SC; signed
with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=high">High Point.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1269&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Branden Smith of
Winston-Salem/McGuinness Prep, NC., has chosen href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=radf">Radford.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=bing">Binghamton gained guards href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1266&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Andre Heard of Oklahoma City-Marshall,
Okla/Redlands CC, Cal; and href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1267&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Mike Gordon of Plainfield, NJ.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=chso">Charleston Southern gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1270&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Chris Moore of Morganton-Freedom, NC;
and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1271&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">VJ Fails of Charlotte-Vance, NC/Fork
Union MA, Va.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=cssa">Sacramento State gained center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1278&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Zane Beekman of Lewistown, Ill/Illinois
Central CC, Ill; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1279&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Davon Roberts of Covina-Glendora, Cal.

Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1286&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Bryan Robinson of London, Ohio, signed
with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=more">Morehead State.

Guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1268&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Parfait Bitee of
Cameroon/Louisville-Western, Kty., signed with href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=uri">Rhode Island.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=ust">Utah State gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=824&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Tai Wesley of Provo, Utah, who was named
Utah Mr. Basketball. The Aggies recently signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1214&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Robert Cox of Macon, Ga/Allen County CC,
Kan.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=jkst">Jacksonville State signed forward
href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1257&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">John Haynesworth of Virginia Beach,
Va/St. Petersburg CC, Fla; forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1258&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Carlos Lumpkin of Winder-Winder Barrow,
Ga/Atlanta Metro CC, Ga; guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1259&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Ron Venner of Morrow, Ga/Atlanta Metro
CC, Ga; and forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1260&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Brandon Davis of Birmingham-West End,
Ala.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=cita">Citadel has signed guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1261&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Travis Smith of Columbus-Pacelli, Ga.,
who averaged 28.6 points as a senior.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=merc">Mercer gained guard href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1263&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Damitrius Coleman of Key West, Fla/St.
Petersburg CC, Fla.

href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/searchrecruit.cfm?sport=basket
ball&dbyear=03&school_name=fau">Florida Atlantic gained forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=1255&
sport=basketball&dbyear=03">Gavin Ludgood of Clarksville,
Ark/Arkansas-Fort Smith.


2004 NBA Draft

(May 10-Early Entry Deadline; June 17-Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline;
June 24-NBA Draft; second round selections do not receive guaranteed
contracts)

High School/Prep School 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. Draft: Top two in first 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). No agent. Draft: Top four to five 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). Has agent. Draft: Top eight to 10 in
first round.

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 (Signed with Iowa State). Has agent. Draft: Top six to ten in
first 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). No agent. Draft: Middle in first 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). Has agent. Draft: Middle in first
round.

F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=14&sp
ort=basketball&dbyear=03">Al Jefferson 6-9 Prentiss, Miss (Signed
with Arkansas). No agent. Draft: Late in first 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). No agent. Draft: Late in 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. Draft: Late first to second 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. Draft: Second round, if
selected.

Junior College Entries

C href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=618&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Randy Orr 6-11 Hampton, SC/Western
Kentucky/Georgia Perimeter CC, Ga. No agent. Draft: Not selected.

G/F href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=352&s
port=basketball&dbyear=03">Donta Smith 6-7 Southeastern Illinois CC,
Ill (Signed with Louisville). No agent. Draft: Second round, if selected.

2003 NBA Draft

The most heralded high school player in years, forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002066&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">LeBron James of Akron/St.
Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio, was chosen No. 1 in the first round of the 2003
Draft by Cleveland. He averaged 20 points and was Rookie of the Year. The
other three preps taken in the first round, all late picks, played a
combined 86 minutes during the entire season: Forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002068&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Travis Outlaw of
Starkville, Miss., 23rd pick by Portland; forward href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002067&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Ndudi Ebi of
Houston-Westbury Christian, Tex., 26th pick by Minnesota; center href="http://interact.fansonly.com/recruiting/pros_card.cfm?recruit_id=2
002011&sport=basketball&dbyear=02">Kendrick Perkins of
Beaumont-Ozen, Tex., 27th pick by Memphis, then traded to Boston.


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

*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="
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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

The 5/8 Rule

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has voted to approve measures of
academic reform that included a repeal of the controversial 5/8 rule
limiting college basketball recruiting to no more than five recruits in a
single class and no more than eight in any two-year period. With the rule
rescinded, coaches can fill their 13-man rosters with the best eligible
players who have yet to sign. NCAA Story

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

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.