CTSD First Show This Week

FSN South's live, weekly, half-hour recruiting series "Countdown To Signing Day: Hoops" tips of its 2006 season on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Cory Kessler hosts CTSD: HOOPS from FSNS' Atlanta studio, where he is joined by former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Cremins and Scout.com national basketball analyst Dave Telep.

Wednesday's show provides a look at several of the nation's top recruiting classes, topped by North Carolina's six signees – including four in the national top 25, who inked during November's early signing period. Leading the Tar Heel class is Nashville native Brandan Wright (6-9, 215), the top rated power forward in the land, who prepped at Brentwood Academy.

Ohio State welcomes the nation's top prospect, 7-0, 245-pound Greg Oden from Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School, who chose the Buckeyes over Wake Forest, Indiana and Arkansas. Oden is one of five highly-touted players to sign on with OSU in the early period, giving the Buckeyes college hoops' second-ranked class.

Georgia Tech finished the early period with an impressive list of signees. Point guard Javaris Crittenton (6-3, 185) of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy joins the Yellow Jackets next winter, along with three other players who combine to give Tech the sixth-ranked class, according Scout.com.

CTSD: HOOPS also spotlights key players to watch, including: Connecticut signee Stanley Robinson (6-9, 215) from Birmingham, Ala. (Huffman HS); Kentucky-bound shooting guard Jodie Meeks (6-3, 180) of Norcross (Ga.) HS; and small forward Mike Jones (6-6, 210) of Hopkins, S.C. (Lower Richland HS), who inked with Syracuse. Cremins and Telep evaluate these players and project what they bring to their respective collegiate teams.

COUNTDOWN's analysts also address the effect of the new NBA rule, which requires that potential draftees be at least one year removed from high school play.

CTSD: HOOPS originates from FSN South's Atlanta studio and airs throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, on the nation's largest regional sports television network. Also, exclusively throughout the state of Florida, CTSD: HOOPS airs live on Sun Sports.


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