June 16, 2008

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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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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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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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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June 15, 2008

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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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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June 14, 2008

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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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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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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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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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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June 13, 2008

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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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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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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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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June 12, 2008

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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June 11, 2008

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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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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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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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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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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Bradley gains 6-8 forward

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

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June 10, 2008

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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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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Hargrave guard to Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

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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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June 09, 2008

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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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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