Big Time Notebook, Part III

HENDERSON, Nev. -- TheInsidersHoops brings you the latest gossip from inside the gym at the Big Time. Hey, we hear Karron Clarke commmitted this week.

Around The Gym

Illinois assistant Norm Roberts got up early to watch Warren Carter, the first commitment of the year for Illinois. … Ray McCallum was in the gym watching commitment Parker Pinkalla. … Arizona Stars guard Brett Collins lists Colorado State, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary's, Utah and UC-Riverside. Last year, Collins was hurt for most of the season. He managed to average 11 points. …

Credit Jeff Ruland and Rob Lanier as being the only head coaches in the building for the New York Ravens opening round playoff game. … Big man Christian Dreher of Denmark committed to the Florida Gators. He'll count in the Gators Class of 2002. Many felt he would have been a first round draft pick last month's NBA Draft. … Rick Majerus was in the building watching west coast shooting guard Sean Marshall. …

Texas Blue Chip 2004 big man LaMarcus Aldridge can draw crowds with the best of them. Aldridge had the attention of Matt Doherty, Billy Donovan and Stan Heath. Assistants from Georgia Tech and Texas were also in attendance. … Apparently, Grand Rapids Storm big man Kyle Visser is "blowing up." We can confirm that Indiana, Michigan, Marquette, Kansas, Arizona and Wake Forest have begun to show interest. He's already visited San Diego State and likes both Central and Western Michigan. …

2004 Duke recruit DeMarcus Nelson of EBO is done for the tournament. Nelson injured his leg and we hear he won't be able to play anymore. … Atlanta Celtics forward Boubacar Coly likes Florida State, Wake Forest, Maryland, Mississippi and Texas. FSU and Mississippi were in the gym with us watching him. …Sources say Karron Clarke has committed to the Miami Hurricanes. We imagine this should be public knowledge in a day or two. …


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