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The college basketball
preview magazines for the 2003-04 season have reached the newsstands and
several JUCO players from the New York area are mentioned in the preseason
A pair of point guards from New Jersey top the local
contingent. Jihad Muhammed, a 6-0 native of Plainfield now at San Jacinto
(TX), is rated the nation's #1 JUCO point guard by The Sporting News (Rick
Ball), #2 by Lindy's Van Coleman) and NBADraft.net (Matthew Maurer) and is
listed on the second team Super Sophs by Street & Smith's (Tony
Jimenez). Travis DeGroot, a 6-3 playmaker from Montclair who sat out last
year at New Mexico Military, is ranked #1 by Lindy's, #2 by The Sporting
News and #5 by NBADraft.net.
Globe Tech (NY) had three players listed:
Jamal Nichols, a 6-8 transfer from Riverside (CA) - #2 power forward by
NBADraft.net and #9 by Lindy's, Shakiem Mitchell, a 6-8 Brooklyn (NY) native
who transferred from Howard (TX) - #4 power forward by Lindy's, and Roscoe
Biggers, a 6-2 transfer from Seton Hall - #3 among the shooting guards by
The Sporting News John DeGroat, a 6-6 native of Monticello (NY) who plays
at Northeastern Colorado, was rated the #1 shooting guard by NBADraft.net,
#10 small forward by The Sporting News and 2nd team Super Sophs by Street
& Smith's. He committed to Pittsburgh this week.
players listed: Rodney Epperson, a 6-7 transfer from Barton (KS) to Midland
(TX) - #7 small forward by NBADraft.net, #8 wing forward by Lindy's, #9
small forward by The Sporting News. . . Adrian Uter, a 6-7 Queens (NY)
native who led the nation in rebounding as a freshman at Broward (FL) - #9
power forward by The Sporting News. . . Jason Stamper, a 6-5 graduate of
Manhattan Center now at Independence (KS) - #7 small forward by The Sporting
News. . . Elijah Muldrow, a 6-2 Bronx (NY) native at Ventura (CA) - 5th team
Super Sophs by Street Smith's. . . Mark Konecny, a 6-10 native of
Waterbury (CT) formerly at Syracuse and now at Yavapai (AZ) - #10 center by
Lindy's and NBADraft.net. . . Wilbur Williams, a 6-3 Bronx (NY) native who
played at Los Angeles City (CA) last year and committed to UNLV - #9
shooting guard by NBA Draft.net. . . Danny Gray (6-8 power forward at
Ventura CA) and David Sills (6-0 guard transfer from Odessa TX to Southern
Idaho) both received honorable mention by NBADraft.net.
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