Tracking the College Basketball Stars of the Future
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Monday, August 16, 2004
By Thad Mumau
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last years top 300 high school senior basketball players in the country
were from North Carolina. And only two of them signed with Division I
schools in this state.
There are 17
D-I universities in North Carolina, with N.C. State and Wake Forest chosen
by prospects among the top 300 as ranked by Prepstars.com.
Simmons, a 6-10 center/power forward from Shallotte West Brunswick, signed
with N.C. State. He was No. 30 in the final national ranking of high school
Stanley, who was No. 111, signed with Wake Forest. He is a 6-7 small forward
from Raleigh Millbrook.
No. 27 on the final list, signed with North Carolina. But the Tar Heels
released him after he pleaded guilty to felony drug charges. The 6-3 wing
guard from Mebane Eastern Alamance then signed with Oklahoma State.
two of the top prospects from North Carolina in Troy Mathis and James Mays,
giving the Atlantic Coast Conference five top-150 signees from North
Carolina high schools.
schools signed five top-200 players with North Carolina ties, Cincinnati and
Memphis getting two apiece and DePaul one. The 14 C-USA schools signed a
total of 58 players, with six coming from North Carolina high schools.
also included a point guard with North Carolina roots as Aking Elting from
Southern Idaho Junior College played his high school hoops at East Bladen
High in Elizabethtown.
Division I schools in North Carolina combined to sign just six in-state
players, Appalachian State University leading the way with two. The
Mountaineers added Greensboro point guard Jeremy Clayton and 6-6 small
forward Vincent James of Charlotte, while Elon brought in Graham point guard
Brian Waters and High Point signed point guard Anthony Harris out of
with a six-man 2004 class, signed Josh King, a 5-11 wing guard who led
Trinity High School to a 31-1 record and the North Carolina 3-A championship
by averaging 27.4 points per game and knocking down an eye-popping 53
percent of his three-point attempts.
King was named
Mr. 3-A Basketball by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
coach Eddie Biedenbach has made a habit of recruiting North Carolina kids as
the former N.C. State standout guard has a dozen of them on his roster.
Next time in
this space, we will preview the top rising senior basketball players from
Here is where
the top North Carolina prospects from the 2004 class went (Prepstars.com
national ranking is in parentheses; players suiting up for in-state schools
Roy Bright (18) Cincinnati
Shawne Williams (26) prep
school (after signing with Memphis)
JamesOn Curry (27) Oklahoma
State (after signing with North Carolina)
Simmons (30) N.C. State
Mohamed Tangara (65)
Longar Longar (78) Oklahoma
Troy Mathis (84) Clemson
Glen Dandridge (88)
James Mays (89) Clemson
Anthony Morrow (95) Georgia
Draelon Burns (104) DePaul
Richard Dorsey (106)
Stanley (111) Wake Forest
Albert Weber (117) Alabama
C.J. Anderson (118)
Vincent Banks (120)
Edwin Ofori-Attah (151)
William & Mary
Joe McCray (164) Nebraska
Kareem Cooper (175) Memphis
Tasheed Carr (185) Iowa
Hatila De Souza (191)
Shawn Taggart (208) prep
Jarhon Giddings (225)
Robbie Simpson (245)
Monty Sanders (262) Richmond.
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