THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER
Prep Schoolers - PART I
Some of the bigger name prep schools out of state and in state are reloading for the 2003-2004 season.
Powerhouse Mount Zion Academy Durham, North Carolina has enough stars to field at least two teams. This basketball-oriented school has several gems including locals Roy Bright and rising junior, Montez Smith, who transferred in from Durham public schools. Bright is just one of the best 6'6" swings in the country and a consensus top 25 or better.
Throw is Mohammed Tangara a 6'11" 235 pound center who is also a top national recruit and you have a powerhouse.
Wait there are more. How about 6'6" swing Glenn Dandridge or Taseed Carr, a 6'3" combo? These two young athletes are just starting to scratch the surface of their potential. Then there is Albert Webber another 6'3" scoring combo.
Meanwhile a couple of players who had a cup of coffee in New Jersey are together at Notre Dame Academy, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Frantz Dorsainvil a 6'8" power insider who spent a year at Elizabeth High School as Rashard Robinson's frontcourt pal will be spending his second year up north. This former Canadian import is buckling down in both the classroom and playing court. Meanwhile, Jamual Warren, a swift point guard who allegedly was headed to Paterson Catholic last year will be joining Frantz.
Oak Hill at Mouth of the Wilson, Virginia, is perennially one of the highest rated prep school teams in basketball. Current Rutgers freshman, Byron Joynes, was a member of last year's team. Head Coach Steve Smith isn't rebuilding his team; he's reloading it with more outstanding talent.
Syracuse forward Dashaun Wright, a 6'7" 240 pound bruiser, is taking his game south. He's got a drop step and a pop out to 15 feet. He is a rebounder extraordinary and a top 50 national recruit. Likewise, recent Indiana commit, Josh Smith, an explosive 6'9" forward from Georgia is taking his game to the Mouth of the Wilson. Smith a top 20 national recruit is probably the highest national rated player on the team. Others on the team include Khadim Fall, a 7-footer from Senegal and guards, Rajon Rondo and K. C. Rivers.
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