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Monday, 06/16/08

Gilchrist to South Florida

# Center/forward Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills-Progressive Christian Academy, Md., will transfer from Maryland to South Florida, according to the Tampa Tribune. He also considered Kentucky and West Virginia.

Gilchrist had first signed with Virginia Tech in November 2006, but opted out of his letter citing the 2007 shootings on campus. He enrolled in Maryland, but the ACC ruled Gilchrist would not be eligible until January 2009 and would lose a year of eligibility because he had signed with another conference school. Maryland then gave Gilchrist a requested release. South Florida is expected to appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would allow Gilchrist to play this season at USF. If the appeal is not successful, he would not be able to play at USF until the 2009-10 season.

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Monday, 06/16/08

Big forward to Washington

# 6-9 forward Charles Garcia of Los Angeles-Dorsey, Cal/Riverside CC, Cal., has pledged to Washington. He also considered Southern California, San Diego State, Nebraska and Tennessee.

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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, 06/16/08

Kellen Thornton to Illinois State

# Forward Kellen Thornton of Country Club Hills-Hillcrest, Ill/Brewster Academy, NH., is set for Illinois State. He also considered Bradley, Evansville, Kent State and Loyola-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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Monday, 06/16/08

ECU forward Blair to Wichita State

# Sophomore forward Gabe Blair of Kings Mountain-Hope Christian Academy, NC., is transfering from East Carolina to Wichita State. He started all 29 games for ECU last 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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Sunday, 06/15/08

Brian Oliver picks Yellow Jackets

# Top 100 forward/guard Brian Oliver of Bear, Del/New Castle-William Penn, Del/Oak Hill Academy, Va., ranked No. 90 in Class 2009 overall, has given a commitment to Georgia Tech. Among others considered were Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami-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, 06/15/08

Cards reward reserve guard Will Scott

# Guard Will Scott of New York-Collegiate School, NY/Blair Academy, NJ/Cornell., a walk-on transfer for the past two seasons at Louisville, has been awarded a 2008-09 scholarship for his senior season. Scott played in 27 games as a junior, started one and averaged two points. He will receive the scholarship vacated by forward Derrick Caracter who was declared academically ineligible.

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Saturday, 06/14/08

Lane to the Bruins

# Top 100 6-9 forward Brendan Lane of Rocklin, Cal., ranked No. 77 in Class 2009 overall, has chosen the UCLA Bruins over California and Stanford. He also considered Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and Virginia.

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Saturday, 06/14/08

Nate Miles cleared for UConn

# Well-traveled Top 100 guard/forward Nate Miles of Toledo-Libbey, Ohio/Oak Hill Academy, Va/Libbey (again)/Toledo-Waite, Ohio/San Antonio-Cornerstone Christian, Tex/Patterson School, NC., ranked No. 60 overall in Class 2008, has been granted eligibility by the NCAA to attend UConn, The Hartford Courant reports. Miles joins Kemba Walker, Ater Majok, Charles Okwandu and Scottie Haralson as incoming UConn recruits. The school has only four scholarships to offer, but head coach Jim Calhoun has hinted that sophomore forward Stanley Robinson's future with the team is in question.

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Saturday, 06/14/08

LSU lands another Bass

# Guard Chris Bass, a Class 2008 prospect from Baton Rouge-Capitol Pre-College Academy for Boys, La/Lee Academy, Maine, is headed to LSU. Among others were East Carolina, TCU, Arkansas State, UAB and Alabama. He is the younger brother of ex-Capitol and LSU standout Brandon Bass.

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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, 06/14/08

Nevada forward to play football for Beavers

# Sophomore forward Matt LaGrone of San Diego/H-Town Christian Academy, Cal/Reno-McQueen, Nev., is transfering from Nevada to Oregon State to play football with his brother. He played in 32 games last season for Nevada and started nine.

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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, 06/14/08

Alec Williams to the Aztecs

# Class 2009 forward Alec Williams of San Juan Capistrano-Junipero Serra Catholic, Cal., has decided on 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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Friday, 06/13/08

Doneal Mack transfers from Memphis

# Sophomore 6-5 guard Doneal Mack of Charlotte-Statesville Christian, NC., who played in 39 games and averaged 6.9 points last season, is leaving Memphis. Looking for more playing time, Mack started only two games. He originally signed with Florida as a prep, but was not admitted.

6-5 guard Roburt Sallie, a highly-rated junior college transfer, plans to visit Memphis this weekend.

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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, 06/13/08

Udoh leaves Michigan for Baylor Bears

# Michigan sophomore 6-10 forward/center Ekpe Udoh of Edmond-Santa Fe, Okla., has transfered 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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Friday, 06/13/08

Transfers/Signings/Verbals:

# Three-year walk-on guard Paul Velander of Blacksburg, Va., has been awarded a senior scholarship by Nebraska. He played in 31 games last season.

# Sophomore starting guard BJ Jenkins from Liberty to Murray State, reports RacerInsider.Com.

# Sophomore 6-9 forward Adam Knollmeyer from St. Louis to D-2 Missouri-Rolla.

# 2008 guard Chris McHenry of Milwaukee-Bradley Tech, Wis., is headed to Howard.

# Guard Matt Rum of Baltimore-Loyola, has pledged to William & Mary in Class 2009.

# 2009 guard Nick Groce of Annapolis-St. Mary's, Md., committed to UMBC.

# Junior 6-9 center Kirk Archibeque from Northern Colorado to D-2 Fort Lewis.

# Redshirt-freshman 6-8 forward/center Russell Allen from Detroit-Mercy to D-2 Indianapolis.

# Freshman forward Justin Stokes from Florida Gulf Coast to D-2 Flagler.

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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, 06/13/08

Two big men leave Lobos

# Both juniors who played in all 33 games last season, forward Johnnie Harris of Chicago-Vocational, Ill/Chipola CC, Fla; and center/forward Monquel Pegues of Wilson-Fike, NC/Cape Fear CC, NC., are reportedly transfering from New Mexico.

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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, 06/12/08

Crawford to leave Hoosiers

# Guard Jordan Crawford of Detroit-Communication and Media Arts, Mich/Hargrave MA, Va., has decided to transfer from Indiana. That leaves only two returning players for the Hoosiers in walk-on Brett Finkelmeier and Kyle Taber. Taber was awarded a scholarship at the start of last season. Crawford played in 30 games, started seven and averaged 9.7 points as a freshman last 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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Wednesday, 06/11/08

More 2008 News: Michigan, OreSt/Richmond, Portland St, Stony Brook

# Guard Corey Person of Kalamazoo-Central, Mich., will be a walk-on at Michigan.

# Guard Chris Richard of Portland-Sunset/Portland-Westview, Ore., who redshirted as a freshman last season at Richmond, will walk-on to Oregon State, according to OregonPreps.Com.

# Guard/forward Wendell Wright of Lakewood-Mayfair, Cal., who gained a requested release from his signed letter to Loyola Maryland after the coaching change, has signed with Portland State.

# Forward/guard Tommy Brenton of Columbia-River Hill, Md/Hargrave MA, Va., and forward Danny Carter of London, England, have signed with Stony Brook.

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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, 06/11/08

Some Names Still On The Market:

# Forward Emmanuel Negedu: Rated No. 31 in Class 2008. Gained release from letter to Arizona following coaching changes. Lists Georgia Tech, Indiana, Memphis, Tennessee.

# Forward Wesley Johnson: Transfer from Iowa State. Lists Memphis, Georgetown, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Connecticut, Marquette, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia.

# Guard Roburt Sallie: Released from letter to Nebraska due to Big 12 signing rule. Lists Cincinnati, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Oregon State, Marshall.

# Guard Derrick Jasper: Transfer from Kentucky. Listed UCLA, Arizona, UNLV, SDSU, LB State.

# Forward Curtis Kelly: Transfer from UConn: Listed UNLV, Kentucky, Kansas State, Xavier.

# Center/forward Gus Gilchrist: Transfer from Maryland. Lost appeals for length of in-league transfer redshirt time. Was once set for Virginia Tech. Considering South Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia.

# Guard Tyree Evans: Asked for release from letter to Maryland after media attention to off-court problems. Had yet to be admitted.

# Guard Malik Story: Rated as Super Prospect. Once set for Southern California. Lists Georgetown, Wake Forest, Marquette, Oregon, Indiana.

# Forward Leonard Washington: Once set for Southern California. Lists USC, Indiana, Kentucky.

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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, 06/11/08

Transfers: Pur/CMich, Ariz, Ball St, W Ill

# Well-traveled guard/forward Nate Minnoy of Chicago-Hales Franciscan, Ill/Purdue/Schoolcraft CC, Mich., has transfered from Central Michigan to NAIA Lee University (Tenn). He played in 28 games last season, started 10 and averaged 8.8 points.

# Junior center Mohamed Tangara of Bamako, Mali/Mt. Zion Christian Academy, NC., transfered from Arizona to D-2 Chaminade (Hawaii).

# Guard Deontay Twyman of Sandy Spring-Sherwood, Md., has transfered from Ball State to Polk CC, Fla. He played in 30 games last season as a freshman.

# Both freshmen, guard James Washington of St. Louis-Vashon, Mo., and forward Delvon Johnson of Chicago-Bloom Township, Ill., transfered from Western Illinois to Indian Hills CC, Iowa.

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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, 06/11/08

Gamecocks put two walk-ons on scholarship

# Former walk-on guards Branden Conrad of Charlotte-Providence Day School, NC; and Robert Wilder of Chapin, SC., have earned scholarships at South Carolina for the 2008-09 school year, first-year head coach Darrin Horn announced. "Both Branden and Robert have been exemplary in everything that we have asked of them since we arrived on campus," said Horn. "Since we have some scholarships available, I felt that we should reward them while we can. They have earned it and they deserve it." Conrad appeared in 10 games for the Gamecocks during the 2007-08 campaign. He came to Carolina after spending two years at the Naval Academy. "I am excited about helping lead this team to new heights in my senior season," said Conrad. "To do it as a scholarship player is a goal realized and something I will always be grateful to Coach Horn and his staff for making possible." Wilder appeared in six games for the Gamecocks in 2007-08. He joined the team last fall after sitting out his freshman year at USC. "I'm thankful Coach Horn and his staff have helped make a dream come true for me," said Wilder. "I'm excited about the direction our program is headed and want to do whatever I can to help make it successful." The Gamecocks currently have 11 players on scholarship.

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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, 06/11/08

St. John's Larry Wright to Oakland

# Sophomore guard Larry Wright of Saginaw, Mich., has transferred from St. John's to Oakland. He played in 29 games, started 10 and averaged 9 points last season.

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Wednesday, 06/11/08

Bradley gains 6-8 forward

# Forward Milos Knezevic of Croatia/Henderson-Liberty, Nev., has given a 2009 commitment to Bradley.

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Tuesday, 06/10/08

JC guard picks Oklahoma State

# High-scoring 6-5 guard Trenton Marshall of Garyville-East St. John, La/Jones County CC, Miss., has pledged to Oklahoma State. He averaged 23.9 points last season.

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Tuesday, 06/10/08

Duquesne adds former Kentucky center

# Freshman 6-11 center Morakinyo Williams of Solihull, England/Alexandria-Bishop Ireton, Va., is transfering from Kentucky to Duquesne.

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Tuesday, 06/10/08

Hargrave guard to Wisconsin-Milwaukee

# Guard James Dean of Las Vegas-Centennial, Nev., is headed to Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Tuesday, 06/10/08

Heels land Leslie McDonald

# Top 100 guard Leslie McDonald of Memphis-Braircrest Christian, Tenn., ranked No. 17 in Class 2009, has given a commitment to North Carolina over Duke, Georgetown, Memphis, Ohio State and Tennessee, among many others. The Heels now have pledges from five Class 2009 Top 100 prospects.

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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, 06/09/08

A&M gains Kourtney Roberson

# Center/forward Kourtney Roberson of Arcadia, La., has become the third Class 2009 commitment for Texas A&M. Among others were LSU, Southern California and Louisiana 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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Monday, 06/09/08

Big man to walk on at BYU

# Forward/center Michael Boswell of Beaverton-Aloha, Ore., will walk-on at BYU, reports OregonPreps.Com. He held offers from Weber State, Utah State and Toledo.

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Monday, 06/09/08

Razorback guard picks Biola

# Freshman guard Nate Rakestraw of Siloam Springs, Ark/Springdale/Har-Ber, Ark., has transferred from Arkansas to NAIA Biola (Cal).

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Monday, 06/09/08

Imes set for Hofstra

# 2008 forward David Imes of Brooklyn-Boys & Girls, NY., is headed to Hofstra.

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Sunday, 06/08/08

Pilgrim in summer school at Kentucky

# Sophomore 6-8 forward Matt Pilgrim of Cincinnati-Withrow, Ohio/Bridgton Academy, Maine, a transfer from Hampton, is enrolled in summer school at Kentucky. Although he claims to have committed on scholarship, Kentucky officials declined to comment. Pilgrim played in 26 games as a sophomore, started only 11 and averaged 7.7 pts/5.2 rebounds last season at Hampton.

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Sunday, 06/08/08

Terp Shane Walker to Loyola-Maryland

# Freshman 6-10 forward/center Shane Walker of Northampton, England/Alexandria-Bishop Ireton, Va/Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md., has transferred from Maryland to Loyola-Maryland. He played in 24 games for the Terps last season.

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Sunday, 06/08/08

Buffalo gains Northern Arizona transfer

# Guard Zach Filzen of North Field, Minn., is transfering from Northern Arizona to Buffalo. He played in 32 games last season as a freshman and averaged 6.6 points.

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Sunday, 06/08/08

Montana State-Billings frosh star transfers

# Guard Aaron Terry of Moreno Valley-Valley View, Cal., who averaged 12.9 points during his freshman season at Montana State-Billings, is transfering to Nebraska-Omaha.

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Friday, 06/06/08

Orlando Johnson to UCSB

# Forward Orlando Johnson of Salinas-Palma, Cal., who set a Loyola Marymount record for scoring by a freshman and tied the school's freshman record for rebounds last season, has transferred to UC Santa Barbara. Johnson averaged 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Lions.

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Friday, 06/06/08

Huge center for St. John's

# Class 2008 7-1 center Phil Wait of Manchester, England/Andover-Proctor Academy, NH/Gran Canaria Academy, Spain, is headed to St. John's.

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Friday, 06/06/08

Hargrave strikes Gold

# Late-developing 2008 center/forward Robby Goldsmith of Melbourne-Eau Gallie, Fla., has accepted an offer from coach Kevin Keatts and Hargrave MA, Va. The 6-10 prospect, who recently graduated with a 3.93 GPA, played for the storied Illinois Warriors AAU Program and coach Larry Butler this post-season.

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Thursday, 06/05/08

J'Mison Morgan is officially a Bruin

# Top 100 center J'Mison Morgan of Dallas-South Oak Cliff, Tex., ranked No. 39 overall in Class 2008, has officially signed with the UCLA Bruins, head coach Ben Howland announced. The 6-10 prospect had been granted a requested release from his signed letter to LSU due to a coaching change.

UCLA has the top 2008 recruiting class in the nation. "I am very, very excited that J'Mison is going to be attending UCLA and be a part of our program," said Howland. "He is a true center with excellent hands and outstanding overall skills. He is a fine passer, shot blocker and rebounder. J'Mison completes a five-player 2008 class that we believe gives us a great foundation for the future."

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Thursday, 06/05/08

JC guard for Western Kentucky

# Guard/forward Sergio Kerusch of Memphis-Overton, Tenn/Itawamba CC, Miss., has signed with Western Kentucky.

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Thursday, 06/05/08

OregonPreps.Com: Oregon St, Portland

# 6-8 forward David Sturner of Philomath, Ore., is walking on at Oregon State.

# Guard David Berney of Eugene-South/Eugene-Marist, Ore., will walk on at Portland.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Michigan guard Jerret Smith to GV State

# Guard Jerret Smith of Romulus, Mich., who was dismissed by Michigan, has transfered to D-2 Grand Valley State. That gives the Lakers two former Wolverine guards as K'Len Morris of Grand Blanc, Mich., who left Michigan voluntarily last December, transferred to GVSU in April.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Guard picks Louisiana Tech

# Louisiana Tech has signed guard Juevol Myles of Ajax-Pickering, Ontario, Canada.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Seven-foot center to Oakland

# Oakland has signed 7-0 center Ilija Milutinovic of Serbia/Worchester Academy, Mass/Kansas City-Milestone Christian Academy, Mo. He was once a commitment to Oregon State.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

North Carolina Central signs five

# North Carolina Central has signed five prospects, led by forward Lamar Pittman of Poughkeepsie, NY/Dutchess CC, NY.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Transfers/Signings/Verbals:

# Center Rashaad Singleton from Georgia to D-II Florida Southern

# Center Charles Bronson from Xavier to NAIA Pikeville

# Forward Nate Brumfield of Hutchington CC, Kan., signed with NAIA Oklahoma Baptist (was a verbal to Weber State in 2007)

# Center/forward Clayton Vette from Iowa State to D-II Winona State

# Guard Josh Martin was dismissed by Albany.

# Guard Jason Pancoe committed to Army for Class 2009.

# Center/forward Oladapo Fagbenle from Campbell to D-2 Bellarmine

# Guard Andrew Patterson from Niagara to D-2 Bellarmine

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Sallie now looking at Kty, Mem, Cinn, Md

# Touted guard Roburt Sallie of Sacramento-Valley, Cal/Laurinburg Prep, NC/Patterson School, NC/CC of San Francisco, Cal., won't be eligible to compete at Nebraska, or any Big 12 Conference school. He now plans to visit Kentucky, Memphis, Cincinnati and Maryland. Seton Hall, Oregon State and Marshall are also in the mix.

The reason lies in Big 12 Conference Rule 6.2, which states that any student-athlete who enrolls at a conference institution, part-time or full time, must meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements. Sallie had not met those NCAA requirements when he enrolled part-time and paid for his own classes at Nebraska in the fall of 2006. Sallie, who had recently re-signed with the Huskers in Class 2008, was hoping the NCAA academic clearinghouse would grant him eligibility. Despite three appeals, the NCAA ruled against Sallie and made him in violation of Rule 6.2. Nebraska requested a conference waiver, but the Big 12 Council denied it. Sallie can still compete at any NCAA school outside the Big 12.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Huge doesn't really describe Portland recruit

# Portland has signed 7-1 365 center John Hegarty of Dartmouth-Dartmouth High, Mass/Winchendon School, Mass.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Three for Air Force

# Air Force has gained forward Trevor Noonan of Broomfield-Legacy, Colo; guard Shawn Hempsey of Carlsbad-La Costa Canyon, Cal; and guard Chandler Rhoads of Berryville-Clark County, Va.

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Tuesday, 06/03/08

Niagara adds 6-11 center

# Niagara has signed 6-11 center Luuk Kortekaas of The Netherlands. Sophomore guard Andrew Patterson of West Simsbury-The Master's School, Conn., has transfered from Niagara to Bellarmine (D-II).

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Tuesday, 06/03/08

Gilchrist to leave Maryland

# Center Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills-Progressive Christian Academy, Md., who chose the Terps after being released from his scholarship at Virginia Tech, has been granted a transfer by Maryland. Gilchrist sat out last season after enrolling at Maryland in January 2008. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Capital Classic all-star game in 2007. "Gus has asked for a release to explore other options which may allow him to play more games at another university outside the Atlantic Coast Conference, pending an NCAA waiver," said coach Gary Williams.

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Tuesday, 06/03/08

Valparaiso recruit from Tasmania

# 6-8 forward Cameron Witt of Launceston, Tasmania, has signed with Valparaiso. Tasmania is a state of Australia and located off the Southeastern coast.

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Tuesday, 06/03/08

Dwain Williams now headed to Beavers

# Sophomore guard Dwain Williams of Murrieta-Vista Murrieta, Cal., who is transfering from Providence, has gained a requested release from Long Beach State and will instead join Oregon State.

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Monday, 06/02/08

CJ Wilcox picks Washington

# Class 2009 guard CJ Wilcox of Pleasant Grove, Utah, has committed to Washington over Utah. Among others were BYU, Iowa State, Miami-Florida, University of San Diego and Utah State.

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Monday, 06/02/08

Cully drops DePaul

# Class 2009 guard Cully Payne of Burlington-Central, Ill/Schaumburg, Ill., who accepted a scholarship offer from the Blue Demons two months before he entered high school, has decommitted from DePaul.

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Sunday, 06/01/08

Longhorns snare Varez Ward

# Class 2008 Super Prospect guard Varez Ward of Montgomery-Jefferson Davis, Ala/Lenoir-Patterson School, NC., has chosen the Texas Longhorns. He was once headed to Cincinnati.

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Sunday, 06/01/08

Jasper to transfer from Kentucky

# Sophomore guard Derrick Jasper of Paso Robles, Ca., has requested his release from the Kentucky Wildcats so he can transfer. He played in 20 games this past season.

The Wildcats will also lose center Morakinyo Williams of Solihull, England/Alexandria-Bishop Ireton, Va., who played in just five games as a freshman. Williams earlier asked Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie to release him from his scholarship.

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