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Monday, 12/31/07

Baylor forward Thiam to Wyoming

# Redshirt freshman forward Djibril Thiam (6-9 205) of Senegal/Tarzana-Stoneridge Prep, Cal., has transfered from Baylor to Wyoming. He saw action in seven games this season.

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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 04:29 PM | Comment

Monday, 12/31/07

Mishler to leave East Tennessee State

# Sophomore forward Blake Mishler (6-8 220) of Metamora, Ill., has decided to transfer from East Tennessee State. He played in 11 of 12 games this season.

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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 04:26 PM | Comment

Saturday, 12/29/07

2009 Patterson to Pittsburgh

# Class 2009 guard/forward Lamar Patterson (6-5 220) of Lancaster-McCaskey, Pa., has committed to the Pittsburgh Panthers. Among many others were Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Temple, Virginia, Miami-Florida, Michigan and Penn 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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Saturday, 12/29/07

Wolverines drop guard Jerret Smith

# Michigan has dismissed junior guard Jerret Smith (6-3 195) of Romulus, Mich. He was suspended for academic reasons twice this season and saw action in only five games.

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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 04:54 PM | Comment

Saturday, 12/29/07

Creekmore transfers from BU to Missouri St

# Freshman forward Will Creekmore (6-9) of Tulsa-Edison, Okla., is transfering from Boston University to Missouri State. He played in four games for BU.

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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 04:50 PM | Comment

Wednesday, 12/26/07

White transfers from TT to Santa Clara

# Sophomore forward Decensae White of San Mateo-Serra, Cal., is transfering from Texas Tech to Santa Clara. He played in 30 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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Wednesday, 12/26/07

Oliver transfers from Huskies to SJ State

# Sophomore guard Adrian Oliver of Modesto-Christian, Cal., is transfering from Washington to San Jose State. He played in all 32 games as a freshman, started 13 and averaged 4.7 points.

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

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Wednesday, 12/26/07

Dillard forward choses Marshall

# Forward Kore White of Fort Lauderdale-Dillard, Fla., has given a commitment to Marshall.

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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, 12/26/07

Southeast Missouri State gains Tillman

# Forward Abel Tillman of Berkeley, Mo., pledged to Southeast Missouri 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, 12/26/07

Trinity Fields picks Iona

# Guard Trinity Fields of Bayside-Cardozo Prep, NY., committed to Iona.

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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, 12/25/07

Stovall no longer with Oregon State

# Freshman guard Mike Stovall of Chicago-Marshall, Ill., has left Oregon State. He played in seven games and averaged 0.7 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 08:45 PM | Comment

Saturday, 12/22/07

Legion choses Illinois over Irish

# Freshman guard Alex Legion of Inkster-Detroit County Day School, Mich/Oak Hill Academy, Va., who recently announced he was transfering from Kentucky, has committed to Illinois over Notre Dame. Legion played in six games for Kentucky this season, started twice and averaged 6.7 points.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 12:06 PM | Comment

Friday, 12/21/07

Terps pledge Bobby Maze

# Guard Bobby Maze of Washington, DC/Patterson School, NC/Oklahoma/Hutchinson CC, Kan., has committed to Maryland.

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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 09:35 AM | Comment

Thursday, 12/20/07

Lucas-Perry leaves Arizona for Michigan

# Freshman guard Laval Lucas-Perry of Flint-Powers Catholic, Mich., is transfering from Arizona to the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines also lost a player as sophomore wing K'Len Morris of Grand Blanc, Mich., is leaving the program for personal reasons. He played in all 11 games as a reserve this season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds, after missing 28 games as a freshman because of a left shoulder injury.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 07:26 PM | Comment

Thursday, 12/20/07

Creighton gains JC forward

# Forward Tom Whitehead of St. George, Utah/Yavapai CC, Ariz., has committed to Crieghton.

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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 07:24 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/18/07

2009 Jordan Morgan picks Michigan

# Class 2009 forward Jordan Morgan of Detroit/University of Detroit-Jesuit, Mich., has given an early commitment to the Michigan Wolverines.

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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 05:03 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/18/07

Cali guard to Hartford

# 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 05:01 PM | Comment

Sunday, 12/16/07

Fresno State drops former Kentucky transfer

# Rekalin Sims was dropped by Fresno State.after a judge dismissed felony robbery charges against the senior forward after ruling that there was insufficient evidence. Sims, who transferred from Kentucky, already missed the Bulldogs' first three games this season because of academic problems. Fresno State Athletic Director Thomas Boeh authorized Sims' dismissal after a review by the school's code of conduct committee.

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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 05:13 AM | Comment

Friday, 12/14/07

Few remaining "Big Men" for 2008

Although the early signing period for Class 2008 has passed, many programs are still searching for big men. Among the latest prospects are Clayton Vette, who is transfering from Iowa State, Brice Massamba of Henderson-Findlay Prep, Nev., and Will Creekmore, who is leaving Boston University. 6-10 Robby Goldsmith of Melbourne-Eau Gallie, Fla (3.83 GPA) has suddenly drawn interest from fourteen D-1 colleges. During the last four games, he recorded 26 points, six rebounds and four blocks, then 20-15-4, 23-7-3 and 23-10-13 (thirteen). Some players still need to improve qualifying scores and more transfers are expected throughout the season.

# John Riek, 7-2 240, Winchendon School, Mass
# Azia N'Diaye, 7-1, 230, Lake Forest, Ill
# Krystopher Faber, 6-11, 245, Los Angeles-Ribet, Cal
# Ater Majok, 6-10 220, Australia/Martinsville, Va
# Teeng Akol, 6-10, 200, Centereach, NY
# Edgar Garibay, 6-10, 240, Compton, Cal
# Maurice Sutton, 6-10, 210, Upper Marlboro, Md
# Steve Goins, 6-10 260, Chicago-Curie, Ill
# Corbin Moore, 6-10, 220, Los Alamitos, Cal
# Bawa Maniru, 6-10, 230, Huntsville-Madison Academy, Ala
# Robby Goldsmith, 6-10 225, Melbourne-Eau Gallie, Fla
# Clayton Vette, 6-9, 250, Tr Iowa State
# Will Creekmore, 6-9 245, Tr Boston University
# Rashanti Harris, 6-9 240, Columbus-New Hope, Miss
# Matt Simpkins, 6-9 215, Lenior-Patterson School, NC
# Brice Massamba, 6-9 255, Henderson-Findlay Prep, Nev
# Javan Mitchell, 6-9, 200, St. Martinsville, La
# Latavious Williams, 6-8, 195, Starkville, Miss
# Jarrod Jones, 6-8 210, Michigan City, Ind
# LA Pomlee, 6-8 220, Davenport-Central, Iowa
# Corey Smith, 6-8 240, Pleasant Grove, Ala

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 04:09 PM | Comment

Friday, 12/14/07

Fomer UNLV center to Louisiana-Lafayette

# Center Emmanuel Adeife of Nigeria/Fort Lauderdale-Dillard, Fla/Houston/Polk CC, La., who was dismissed by UNLV, is transfering to Louisiana-Lafayette.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 01:56 PM | Comment

Friday, 12/14/07

Signings/Verbals/Transfers:

# Class 2009 guard Seith Evans of Seneca, Ill., committed to Wisconsin-Green Bay.

# Guard Bakari Smith of Silver Spring-Blake, Md/Baltimore City CC, Md/Montgomery CC, Md., signed with UMBC. Pledging to UMBC is center/forward Jake Wasco of Philadelphia-Franklin Learning Center, Pa.

# Forward/guard Antoine Childs of Beaver Falls-Blackhawk, Pa., committed to NJIT.

# Freshman 6-9 forward Will Creekmore of Tulsa-Edison, Okla., is leaving Boston University.

# Class 2009 guard Brandon Dunson of Normal-Central Catholic, Ill., is transfering from Chattanooga.

# Sophomore guard Joshua Mack of Hopkinsville-University Heights, Kty., is leaving Coastal Carolina.

# Junior forward Julius Powell of Newton/Newton-Conover, NC., is transfering from Clemson.

# Sophomore forward Nick Aldridge of South Webster, Ohio, who averaged 18.8 points as a freshman, is leaving Western Carolina.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 12:59 PM | Comment

Friday, 12/14/07

TexasHoops.Com: Prairie View, Northwestern St

# Guard Tim Meadows of Crowley, Tex., signed with Prairie View A&M.

# 6-7 guard/forward Darius Richardson of Fort Worth-Poly, Tex., has signed with Northwestern State.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 12:26 PM | Comment

Thursday, 12/13/07

Clayton Vette leaving Iowa State

# Freshman forward Clayton Vette of Waverly/Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa, is transfering from Iowa State. He was named Iowa Mr. Basketball as a high school senior last season. Freshman guard Marcus Brister of Dallas-God's Academy, Tex., had also recently announced he was leaving the Cyclones.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 03:35 PM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/11/07

Arizona loses guard Lucas-Perry

# Freshman guard Laval Lucas-Perry of Grand Blanc-Powers Catholic, Mich. is transfering from the Arizona Wildcats. He played in five games this season and averaged four points.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 10:01 AM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/11/07

New offers for Hopson

# Top 100 forward/guard Scotty Hopson of Hopkinsville-University Heights, Kty., rated No. 13 overall in Class 2008, has new offers from Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisville after not signing with Mississippi State during the early period.

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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 09:56 AM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/11/07

Delonte Taylor to leave St. Bonaventure

# Freshman guard Delonte Taylor of Washington, DC-HD Woodson/Philadelphia-Lutheran Christian, Pa., is transfering from St. Bonaventure. He has played in four games this season.

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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 09:53 AM | Comment

Monday, 12/10/07

Outstanding 2009 guard picks Vandy

# Class 2009 guard John Jenkins of Gallatin-Station Camp, Tenn., committed to Vanderbilt .

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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 07:15 PM | Comment

Sunday, 12/09/07

Forward to Air Force

# Forward Sam Schafer of Oregon City, Ore., has committed to Air Force over Hawaii, reports OregonPreps.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 06:40 PM | Comment

Friday, 12/07/07

Beavers add Chris Turner

# 6-5 guard Chris Turner of Humble-Christian Life, Tex., has committed to Oregon 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 11:18 AM | Comment

Wednesday, 12/05/07

Adrian Oliver transfering from Washington

# Sophomore guard Adrian Oliver of Modesto-Christian, Cal., is transfering from Washington. He played in all 32 games as a freshman, started 13 and averaged 4.7 points.

For recent news, also check Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec.
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 10:57 AM | Comment

Tuesday, 12/04/07

Legion leaving Kentucky

# Freshman guard Alex Legion of Inkster-Detroit County Day School, Mich/Oak Hill Academy, Va., has told head coach Billy Gillispie that he is transfering from Kentucky. Legion played in all six games this season, started twice and averaged 6.7 points.

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

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