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August 5, 2001

Recruiting Nuggets - National Recruiting News!

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Recruiting Nuggets
                                                            By Thom Jones

Taking a quick look across the country at the recruiting lists of players at the 17U tournament:

       Dodson Worthington- Rising senior 6' 9" post from Kinston HS.....lists Davidson, W & M, Holy Cross, Yale, Penn, Princeton and College of Charleston.....Davidson and W & M are current leaders.
       Corey Rouse - 6' 7" wing player had fine tournament in Orlando....East Carolina, Appy St, NC St, College of Charleston and UVa are schools he is hearing from most...will decide during season.....offers from ECU and College of Charleston....UVa and NC St are his current leaders.
     Derrick Broom - fine shooting 6' 4" wing Woodland HS in Georgia.....hearing most from Tenn., Alabama, Notre Dame, Colorado St, Cent Fla, Appy St.....NC St and Clemson have backed off ......will be a fall signee.....offers from Tenn. Tech, Furman and Colorado St......Tenn., Ala, ND, Appy St and Colorado St are his faves.
     Tyler Best - Mobile 6'9" forward from Lafayette Catholic HS in Indiana......Ball St, Ind St, Purdue, E Ky, Tulane, WVU, Marshall and St Louis are contacting him most and all have offered, in addition to Dayton.....has made no unofficial visits yet and will start those in August......is wide open and will decide during early signing period.
     Andre Iquodola - talented 6' 7" forward off winning Illinois Warrior team currently lists 5 schools as his finalists: Arkansas, Bost Coll, Arizona, Maryland and Kansas.....all have offered and he has no current leader....will decide during early signing period.....has qualified.
     Juan Wheat - 6' 7" rebounder from Fayetteville 71st HS in NC.....outstanding student is hearing most from Yale, Stetson, Davidson, Appy St and Western Carolina.....Yale and Davidson are current leaders.....will decide early and has qualified.
     Charles Bass - another from winning Illinois Warrior team.....6' 8" high leaping athlete is looking at St Louis, George Washington, Ohio U, Minnesota and WVU......is wide open.....has taken unofficials to Minn and Marquette.....Offers from St Louis, Geo Wash, Colorado, New Mex and Minn.........will sign early.....will narrow list after AAU tourney......
     Tom Howland - 6' 11" post sleeper from Normal West HS in Illinois.......Ball St, No Ill, So Ill, Lamar, East Ill, Ind St and Ill St are contacting him most....Ball St and Northern Ill are leaders.....unofficials to Ball St, No Ill, Ind St and So Ill.....offers from Ball St, No Ill, West Ill and Lamar.....outstanding student is already qualified...will decide before school season....
      Mark Patton - 6' 8" mobile combo forward from Cabell Midland HS in Huntington WV......hearing most from Marshall, WVU, Xavier (Oh), Clemson and Miami (Oh).....Marshall, WVU and Xavier are favorites......offers from Marshall, WVU, Xavier and Miami (Oh).....will decide before early signing period......already qualified.
      Kevin Pittsnogle - 6' 9" post player  from Martinsburg HS who had outstanding tournament and increased his profile.....fine shooter with excellent range to 3......hearing most from NC St, WVU, Clemson, Va Tech and Pitt.....current faves are NC St, WVU and Clemson.....offers from Clemson, WVU, Va Tech and Pitt.....has made unofficial visits to Clemson, Va tech and WVU.......will decide in next month.
       Donte Minter - 6' 8" post player from West Rowan HS in North Carolina....ECU, Xavier (Oh),Appy St and Marquette are contacting him most.....is wide open......has not made any unofficial visits yet.....ECU, Xavier, Appy St and Marquette have all offered......will decide during early signing period....looking for school close to home.......
      Tyler Berg - 6' 9" post player from East Gaston HS in North Carolina......hearing from Winthrop, Davidson, Appy St, Western Carolina and Richmond......wide open.....Wofford has offered.......Wake Forest, Davidson, Western Carolina and Richmond lead......might prep after this coming year.
      Whit Holcomb-Faye - cerebral point guard from RJ Reynolds HS in Winston-Salem.....young rising senior(16).......hearing most from Davidson, UNC-Greensboro, East Carolina (where brother attends) and American......East Carolina leads....no offers yet and has unofficially toured ECU.......already qualified and will be early sign.
      Rob Hite - very exciting and talented point guard from Wintonwoods HS in Ohio.....hearing from Mich St, Ohio St, Cinn, Rutgers, Xavier (Oh) and Marquette most.....unofficials to Ohio St, Cinn and Xavier....no offers yet......already qualified......will sign in fall.......wide open.
      Ray Bristow - quick defensive point guard from Parkland HS in North Carolina.....hearing from Wake Forest, Appy St, Furman, Old Dominion and Richmond......has taken unofficial visit to Appy St.....no offers yet.......will decide at end of school year........Richmond and Old Dominion lead.
      Kellen Easley - very under-rated combo forward from Joliet Township HS in Illinois.....6' 8" player is hearing from Minn, Ill, Ball St, No Ill, Bowling Green and Ill St......is wide open.......no unofficial visits yet...will start taking after AAU tournament.....offers from Western Ill, Wisc-GB, Ill St and Northern Ill.......will decide during early signing period.....
     Mike Kinsella - huge 6' 11" post player from Minnesota......hearing most from NC St, Illinois,Ind St, Toledo, Northern Iowa and Richmond......has offers from Ind St, Richmond, Toledo and Northern Iowa.....is wide open....already qualified......excellent student......will make an early decision.

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