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Friday, 11/30/07

Three added to Morehead State

# Morehead State increased its 2008 class to five with the signings of guard Dwayne Davis of Philadelphia-Strawberry Mansion, Pa; guard Tyler Brown of Owensboro-Apollo, Kty; and forward Steve Peterson of Columbus-Jordan, Ga.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Friday, 11/30/07

UNC-Wilmington signs JC center

# 6-11 center Tyronne McNeal of Clover, SC/Miami-Miami Dade CC, Fla., has signed with UNC-Wilmington.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/27/07

Kendall Williams to Bruins

# Outstanding guard Kendall Williams of Rancho Cucamonga-Los Osos, Cal., ranked No. 29 overall in Class 2010, is set for the UCLA Bruins over Southern California, Florida, Arizona, Duke and Washington.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/27/07

Tenn Tech pledges a forward

# Forward Paul Cooper of Auburndale, Fla., has committed to Tennessee Tech.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/27/07

Drexel gains Chris Fouch

# Guard Chris Fouch of New York-Rice, NY., pledged to Drexel.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/26/07

Georgia guard Mercer to South Florida

# Junior guard Mike Mercer of Snellville-South Gwinnett, Ga., who was dismissed by Georgia, is expected to join South Florida.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Sunday, 11/25/07

Cyclones lose Brister to transfer

# Freshman guard Marcus Brister of Dallas-God's Academy, Tex., is leaving Iowa State for personal reasons.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Sunday, 11/25/07

Hill to transfer from Tulsa

# Sophomore guard Mark Hill of Los Angeles-Fremont, Cal/Genesis One, Miss., has decided to transfer from Tulsa. He played in 31 games as a freshman.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Friday, 11/23/07

Brazilian guard to Southern Mississippi

# Guard Vitor Alves Benite of San Paulo, Brazil, captain of the Brazilian national team for the last two seasons, has signed with Southern Mississippi.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/22/07

Razorbacks add sixth prospect

# Forward Daniel Payne of South Bend, Ind/Coffeyville, Ind., signed with Arkansas.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/22/07

JC guard for Tulsa

# Guard Adrian Hernandez of Puerto Rico/San Luis Obispo-Mission Prep, Cal/Monterey Peninsula CC, Cal., chose Tulsa.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/22/07

Central Conn State adds guard

# Guard Robby Ptacek of Bayport-Blue Point, NY., signed with Central Connecticut State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 11/21/07

Touted Hollis Thompson to Georgetown

# Top 100 forward Hollis Thompson of Los Angeles-Loyola, Cal., ranked No. 11 in Class 2009, has committed to Georgetown. Among many others were Duke, UCLA, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas and Stanford.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 11/21/07

Rotnei Clarke to Arkansas

# Super Prospect guard Rotnei Clarke of Claremore-Verdigris, Okla., who averaged 37 points as a junior, has signed with Arkansas over Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 11/21/07

Gophers add Devoe Joseph

# Super Prospect guard Devoe Joseph of Ajax-Pickering, Ontario, has picked Minnesota over Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Kansas and Texas.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/20/07

Sallie, German center sign with Huskers

# Guard Roburt Sallie from CC of San Francisco, Cal; and 6-11 center Christopher Niemann of Schelklingen-Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule, Germany, signed with Nebraska.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/20/07

Kitchen headed to Seminoles

# Guard Derwin Kitchen of Jacksonville-Raines, Fla/Florida Prep/Iowa Western CC, Iowa, has committed to Florida State. Kitchen originally signed with Florida out of high school, but did not qualify. He then attended Florida Prep before enrolling at St. John's, but withdrew after an NCAA non-qualifying ruling.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/19/07

Miller choses Pittsburgh over Rutgers

# Forward Dwight Miller of Houston-St. Pius X, Tex., is headed to Pittsburgh over Rutgers.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/19/07

San Diego signs JC forward

# Forward Luciano de Souza of Brazil/South Plains CC, Tex., will play at University of San Diego of the West Coast Conference, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/19/07

Louisiana-Lafayette gains size

# Center/forward Lester Ferguson of Baton Rouge-Christian, La/Arkansas-Fort Smith CC, Ark., picked Louisiana-Lafayette.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/19/07

TexasHoops.Com: SE Louisiana, Bucknell, Texas-Arlington

# Forward Robert Tibbs of Pearland, Tex/Alvin-Living Stones Academy, Tex/Navarro CC, Tex/Lamar CC, Colo., signed with Southeast Louisiana.

# Bucknell signed center Probese Leo of Houston-St. Pius X, Tex.

# Class 2009 forward Kerry Jones of Tyler-Tyler Lee, Tex., is headed to Texas-Arlington.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Friday, 11/16/07

Sooners snare Willie Warren

# Top 100 guard Willie Warren of Fort Worth-North Crowley, Tex., rated No. 12 in Class 2008, has chosen Oklahoma over Cincinnati, UConn and Kansas.

Van Coleman:
Thoughts on Warren's commitment: "This is huge for Oklahoma. They just picked up a JUCO forward in Kyle Cannon on Thursday, and now this gives them a guy they can rely on for production and play either guard spot on both ends of the floor. Willie Warren is one of the impact scorers in the 2008 class and can get in a zone. He'll need to work on limiting the volume of shots he takes, but once he does he'll be a draft pick and really open things up for the Sooners with chances at Big 12 runs."

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Friday, 11/16/07

Aztecs gain JC forward

# Forward Mehdi Cheriet of Tarare, France/Arizona Western CC, Ariz., has signed with coach Steve Fisher and the San Diego State Aztecs.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/15/07

Longhorns capture J'Covan Brown

# Top 100 guard J'Covan Brown of Port Arthur-Memorial, Tex., rated No. 48 in Class 2008, pledged to Texas over Cincinnati, Baylor and Oklahoma State, among many others.

Van Coleman:
Thoughts on Brown's commitment: This is a big commitment for Texas, their first for the class and also coming from an in-state player ranked in our Top 50. It's a little strange that he committed and did not sign, but I can see his possible reasoning of wanting to see who he's going to have coming in with him. They are still waiting on Tyreke Evans, the nation's top available player who visited the Longhorns earlier this month and is an expected spring signee."

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/15/07

JC forward to the Sooners

# Forward Kyle Cannon of Baltimore, Md/Worchester Academy, Mass/San Jacinto CC, Tex., picked Oklahoma, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/15/07

VT lands Kendall Durant

# Guard Kendall Durant of New Hampton School, NH., is set for Virginia Tech.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/15/07

Baylor gains Russian forward

# Forward/center Artem Valou of Novosibirsk, Russia/Three Rivers CC, Mo., is headed to Baylor.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/15/07

Bootle joins Sam Houston State

# Forward Antaun Bootle of Houston-St. Thomas, Tex., picked Sam Houston State over North Texas, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 11/14/07

Singleton picks FSU over Kentucky

# Top 100 forward Chris Singleton of Dunwoody, Ga., ranked No. 28 overall in Class 2008, has signed with Florida State over Kentucky, among many others.

Van Coleman:
Thoughts on Singleton's commitment: "A huge commitment for Florida State. This gives them a next-level player who has the potential to be a future lottery pick. That might sound like a stretch since we only have him at No. 28, but this is a player in the development stages with a big upside. Singleton's spring-to-summer maturation was amazing. He went from a power inside player to a guy who could step out to 17 feet to shoot it or take it off the dribble. He's not 6-foot-6 doing this. He's 6-foot 8, 225 pounds doing this. He's got the potential to be a force in college."

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 11/14/07

Kevin Jones to West Virginia

# Top 100 forward Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon, NY., rated No. 66 overall in Class 2008, is headed to West Virginia over Indiana and Pittsburgh. Among others were UMass, Seton Hall, Rutgers and St. John's.

Van Coleman:
Thoughts on Jones' commitment: "This is a big get for West Virginia. It puts them in the New York market with Jones and Darryl Bryant having committed, and it's something they need to do in order to get done what Bob Huggins wants to get done. And that's get his traditional tough players. Jones gives them a go-to player for the future. Right now he's a mid-to-late Top 100 kid, but he could be a draft choice after 3-4 years of college. He's tough, he goes to the boards, and he has a much improved perimeter game."

On West Virginia's class ranking: "This moves WVU looking closer into the Top 25, or in the "Near Misses" category of our National Ranking. It moves them up from the No. 9 spot in the Big East and into either the No. 6, 7 or 8 spots with Rutgers and Pitt."

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/13/07

Swindle picks Virginia Tech

# 6-11 center Gene Swindle of Miami-Gulliver, Fla., has committed to Virginia Tech over Nebraska, Penn State and South Florida. He was once pledged to USF.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/13/07

Blinn CC guard to St. Francis-NY

# Guard Salvador Patricio of Queens-Bryant, NY/Florida Prep Academy, Fla/Hofstra/Blinn CC, Tex., is set for St. Francis-NY, according to TexasHoops.Com.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 11/13/07

Joey Cameron to Fresno State

# Forward Joey Cameron of Birmingham-Leeds, Ala/Auburn/Chipola CC, Fla., is headed to Fresno State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Storm Warren to LSU Tigers

# Super Prospect forward Storm Warren of Monroe-Richwood, La., who recently decommitted from Baylor, has chosen LSU.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Seminoles gain Pierre Jordan

# Guard Pierre Jordan of Dunwoody, Ga., picked Florida State over LSU, Central Florida, Marshall, Butler and Winthrop. He chose Clemson as a sophomore and later decommitted.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Ashford pledges TT

# Guard Darryl Ashford of Houston-Cypress Falls, Tex/New Hampton Prep, NH/Jacksonville CC, Tex., has committed to Texas Tech for the third time, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Asprilla to Florida International

# Center Freddy Asprilla of Colombia/Miami-Calusa Prep, Fla/Lenior-Patterson School, NC., is headed to Florida International. He signed with Miami-Florida in Class 2007, but was not admitted.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Buffs snare Australian guard

# Guard Nate Tomlinson of Australia/Lee-Lee Academy, Maine, has picked Colorado over UNLV.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Winthrop gains Case Stiglbauer

# Forward/center Case Stiglbauer of Columbia-Dreher, SC., committed to Winthrop.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Sallie picks Huskers

# Guard Roburt Sallie from CC of San Francisco, Cal., who signed with Washington and then the Huskers in the past, has recommitted to Nebraska.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Dee Proby picks Oklahoma State

# Dee Proby, a 6-9 forward from Round Rock, Tex/Lufkin-Angelina CC, Tex., committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys over Oklahoma, Nebraska, West Virginia and Charlotte.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

7-4 center headed to Central Florida

# Huge center Jakub Kusmieruk of Poland/Bel Air-John Carroll, Md., committed to Central Florida.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Kennesaw State nabs Cumming

# Forward Markieth Cumming of Mendenhall-Genesis One, Miss., chose Kennesaw State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 11/12/07

Long Island gains Hucks

# Guard Booker Hucks of Bay Shore, NY., committed to Long Island.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 11/10/07

Big secret in South is even larger

It's one of those good news deals.

High school fanatics have already been talking about two outstanding prospects at Melbourne-Eau Gallie, Fla., in senior guard Steven Coleman, who has committed to Ohio; and sophomore forward Justin Jackson.

But colleges are also beginning to call senior 6-10 center Robby Goldsmith, who has grown three inches and put on 20 pounds. He averaged 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in summer competition.

"Robby is kind of an unknown," says coach Brandon Palmer, who was named coach at Eau Gallie after two years as an assistant. "not a lot of people realize what he has become.

"Robby has come a long way since his sophomore year. He spent a lot of time in the weight room and is more mobile, filled out, tougher, stronger, more aggressive and meaner. He has more confidence and is realizing he can own both boards if he fights for the ball. Robby is very smart (3.83 GPA) and now has the size to block out and get position. Technically, he always knows what he is doing and has a great outside shot for a guy that size with three-point range, plus an inside jump hook. He even won the team three-point contest. Robby isn't a slasher, but does a great job of getting position and being open."

Goldsmith's new size and confidence is impressive. Palmer says the senior surprised him by starting to slam during summer games. "I looked at people around me and thought, hey, what do we suddenly have here?"

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 11/10/07

Malik Alvin to Binghamton

# Guard Malik Alvin of Philadelphia-Simon Gratz, Pa/UTEP/Chipola CC, Fla., committed to Binghamton, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 11/10/07

7-0 center for Cal Poly

# Center Anthony Di Loreto of Minnetonka-Hopkins, Minn., is set for Cal Poly.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 11/10/07

Lehigh adds Seattle forward

# Forward Jordan Hamilton of Seattle-Seattle Prep, Wash., committed to Lehigh, reports WashingtonPreps.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 11/10/07

Northern Colorado gains Proctor

# Forward Michael Proctor of Phoenix-Desert Vista, Ariz., has picked Northern Colorado.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/08/07

Wichita State lands 6-11 center

# Center Garrett Stutz of Kansas City-North Kansas City, Mo., committed to Wichita State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/08/07

TexasHoops.Com: North Texas, Sam Houston State

# Center Ben Knox, a 6-10 prospect from Arlington-Grace Prep, Tex., is headed to North Texas.

# Guard Lance Pevehouse of League City-Clear Creek, Tex/Army Prep School/San Jacinto CC, Tex., picked Sam Houston State.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov. .
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/08/07

Verbals: Lehigh, Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast, Maine, IPFW

# Forward John Adams of San Jose-Archbishop Mitty, Cal., chose Lehigh.

# Forward Brandon Baker of Cincinnati-Milford, Ohio, committed to Belmont.

# Anthony Banks, a forward from West Palm Beach-Santaluces, Fla., pledged to Florida Gulf Coast.

# Forward Malachi Peay of Cambria Heights-Campus Magnet, NY., picked Maine.

# 6-11 center Trey McCorkle of Bismarck/Bismarck-Henning, Ill., has chosen IPFW.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov. .
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/08/07

Transfers:

# Guard Rico Harris of Detroit-Denby, Mich/Eastern Michigan to Indian Hills CC, Iowa.

# D-II Indiana (Pa.) added Thomas Young (transfer from Maryland-Baltimore County)

# D-II Shaw University (NC) signedTroy Mathis (former New Orleans signee and Marshall verbal) and Ousmane Konate (transfer from South Carolina).

# D-II Fayetteville State added Martin Harrison (transfer from Charleston Southern)

# D-II Elizabeth City State gained Carl Ross (transfer from Chicago State)

# D-II Johnson C. Smith picked up James Dillard (transfer from East Carolina) and Dante Drummer (transfer from Norfolk State)

# Othyus Jeffers (Illinois-Chicago) and Swaney Cooper (Southern Utah) are at NAIA Robert Morris (IL).

# Marcus White, Coastal Carolina now at D-II New Haven

# Clement N'gom, who signed with Oral Roberts, has instead enrolled at D-II Virginia Union.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 11:05 PM | Comment

Wednesday, 11/07/07

Bethel prospects make choices

# Three prospects from Chad now attending Hampton-Bethel, Va., have made major commitments: Forward Mbai Oliver picked Clemson; center David Baroum has chosen LaSalle and forward Ali Djim pledged to Duquesne.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 05:10 AM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

Finn to Arkansas State

# Guard Trey Finn of Little Rock-Parkview, Ark., who recently decommitted from Arkansas-Little Rock, has chosen Arkansas State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 07:38 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

2009 standout to Irish

# Class 2009 forward/guard Joey Brooks of Houston-Strake Jesuit, Tex., committed to Notre Dame over Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Marquette.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 02:06 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

Chicago prospect drops Beavers

# Forward/guard Ryan Hare of Chicago-Marshall, Ill., has decommitted from Oregon State. He is now considering Ball State, Bradley, Northern Illinois and UTEP.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 02:03 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

Richmond snares guard

# Guard/forward Francis Cedric-Martel of Laval, Quebec, committed to Richmond.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 02:01 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

Seminoles add touted Dulkys

# Top 100 guard Deividas Dulkys of Lithuania/Henderson-Findlay Prep, Nev., ranked No. 94 overall in Class 2008, committed to Florida State. Among others were California, Tennessee and San Diego State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 02:02 AM | Comment

Tuesday, 11/06/07

Southern Mississippi pledges Dallas forward

# Forward Andre Jackson of Dallas-Pinkston, Tex., is headed to Southern Mississippi, according to TexasHoops.Com.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 01:58 AM | Comment

Monday, 11/05/07

Zeller announces for North Carolina

# Top 100 center/forward Tyler Zeller of Washington, Ind., rated No. 16 overall in Class 2008, has committed to North Carolina over Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 06:24 PM | Comment

Monday, 11/05/07

Ducks add top guard

# Super Prospect guard Teondre Williams of Norcross-Meadowcreek, Ga., committed to Oregon over Arkansas, Georgia, Cincinnati, Clemson and Florida State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 06:21 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

Marcus Johnson to leave UConn

# Junior forward Marcus Johnson of Los Angeles-Westchester, Cal., is transfering from UConn. He played in 31 games last season, started 19 and averaged 5.5 points.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 11:30 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

Franklin County guard picks Georgia

# Class 2009 guard DeMario Mayfield of Carnesville-Franklin County, Ga., committed to the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 11:27 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

6-10 center for Marquette

# Center Chris Otule of Richmond-Fort Bend Bush, Tex., has committed to Marquette.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 03:32 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

Murray State gains Ivan Aska

# Ivan Aska, a forward from Fort Lauderdale-Boyd Anderson, Fla., committed to Murray State.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 03:30 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

O'Brien to Boston University

# Forward Jake O'Brien of Dorchester-Boston College High, Mass., has chosen Boston University over William & Mary.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 03:27 PM | Comment

Sunday, 11/04/07

Hartford nabs Uu

# Guard Drake Uu of Sacramento-Rio Americano, Cal., picked Hartford.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 03:25 PM | Comment

Friday, 11/02/07

Zeller to announce on Monday

# Top 100 center/forward Tyler Zeller of Washington, Ind., rated No. 16 overall in Class 2008, is set to announce on Monday (Nov. 5) among North Carolina, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 06:49 PM | Comment

Friday, 11/02/07

Morgan announces for LSU

# Top 100 center J'Mison Morgan of Dallas-South Oak Cliff, Tex., rated No. 39 overall in Class 2008, has chosen LSU over Cincinnati, UCLA, Alabama and Kansas.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 02:35 AM | Comment

Thursday, 11/01/07

Paul George switches to Pepperdine

# Forward Paul George of Palmdale, Cal., has decommitted from Santa Clara for Pepperdine.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 05:27 PM | Comment

Thursday, 11/01/07

6-10 post to Northern Arizona

# Center Josh Lepley of Reno-Bishop Manogue, Nev., has pledged to Northern Arizona.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 05:25 PM | Comment

Thursday, 11/01/07

Commitments/Transfers:

# Forward/guard Brandon Smith of Minneapolis-Patrick Henry, Minn., is transfering from Minnesota. He played in 26 games and started 13 as a sophomore for the Gophers last season

# NAIA Shorter added Tomas Pranciliauskas from Pepperdine and A.J. Martin from Mercer

# D-II Bridgeport added Quentin Martin (St. Peter's)

# Wayland Baptist added Josh Love, Hill JC (originally signed with Texas-San Antonio in spring of 2006) and Tony Jones, transfer from Idaho State

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Posted by Bill Hodge at 05:08 PM | Comment

Thursday, 11/01/07

Elliot Williams choses Duke

# Top 100 guard Elliot Williams of Collierville-St. George's School, Tenn., ranked No. 18 overall in Class 2008, has decided for Duke over Memphis, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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