Tracking the College Basketball Stars of the Future
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Saturday, October 23, 2004
By Thad Mumau
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The crop of
North Carolina high school basketball talent in the class of 2005 is quite
misleading because the best players in this state are not from this state.
interesting to note that of the seven prospects from in-state schools that
are ranked in the top 100 in the country, according to Prepstars.com, only
one is actually from North Carolina.
ranked No. 53, is a 6-9 center from Black Mountain Owen. He has committed to
Williams, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the nation behind Georgia guard Louis
Williams, is at Laurinburg Prep School. A fifth-year senior who has
committed to Memphis, the 6-8 small forward attended high school in Memphis,
TN, last year. He signed with Memphis, but did not qualify academically.
(No. 4) is a 6-7 small forward at Durham Mount Zion, having come from Kansas
City. He has committed to Kansas.
(No. 58) came from the farthest away. The 6-10 power forward, who has given
a promise to Louisiana State University, is a native of Freeport in the
Anderson (No. 77) and Robert Dozier (No. 94) are both at Laurinburg Prep and
are both headed for Memphis. Anderson, a 6-5 wing guard, is from
Massachusetts. Dozier, a 6-8 power forward, is from Georgia.
(No. 80), a 6-10 center at Durham Mount Zion, is a fifth-year senior from
Georgia. He is looking at Memphis, St. Johns Virginia Tech, Iowa State and
possibly Florida State.
There are five
more North Carolina kids in the Prepstars.com next 100, and a couple of them
are actually from this state.
(No. 104), a 6-8 power forward from Newton-Conover High in Newton, committed
to Clemson early in his junior season.
(No. 132), made a pledge to Wake Forest even earlier. He is a 6-7 power
forward from Greensboro Dudley.
three top-200 prospects from North Carolina schools hail from somewhere
(No. 115), a 6-7 small forward at Laurinburg Institute, is from South
Carolina. He is considering Manhattan, Iowa State and St. Johns.
(No. 192), a 6-10 power forward at Laurinburg Prep, is from Virginia. He has
committed to LSU.
(No. 199), a 6-11 center at Laurinburg Prep, is from Maryland. He signed
with Memphis last year, but did not make the grade academically.
Carolina prospects not ranked in the top 200:
6-4 wing guard/point guard, Wilmington New Hanover;
Ellis, 6-4 wing guard, Laurinburg Prep;
6-4 small forward, Burlington Cummings;
5-11 point guard, Hillsborough Orange;
Jackson, 6-5 small forward, Winston-Salem North Forsyth;
6-3 wing guard, Charlotte Independence;
6-8 power forward, Raleigh Word of God Christian;
6-9 center, Wilson Fike;
6-5 wing guard, Laurinburg Prep;
Simmons, 6-5 small forward, Four Oaks South Johnston;
6-0 point guard, Durham Mount Zion.
committed to new ACC member Boston College and Sallie has committed to
Washington. Gwynn likes UNC-Wilmington, Virginia Commonwealth and Old
Dominion. Simmons is also interested in VCU as well as Marshall.
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