Big Time: Day 2

Big Time: Day 2 Premium Story By Gene Swindoll Date: Jul 24, 2003 LAS VEGAS – On any other day at the Big Time, Jordan Farmar's 10 3-pointers would be the headline story. However, on Wednesday Farmar had to share the spotlight with the above the rim antics of Dwight Howard and Josh Smith. Also in this article, from school lists to who's in the stands watching their favorite recruits, we've got you covered in this segment from our seat at half court at Green Valley High.

For J.R. Smith in the morning were Roy Williams of North Carolina, Jay Wright of Villanova, and assistants from Kansas and UConn. … Boston Celtics star Antoine Walker is the head coach of the Illinois Fire. … Rutgers and Richmond were in the stands for Luke Bonner. … Dennis Felton of Georgia, Louis Orr of Seton Hall and Oliver Purnell of Clemson watched Ramel Bradley. In fact, the Pirates sent a full staff to his early game. … Junior Chad Millard likes Providence, Purdue, Syracuse, Connecticut, Missouri, Boston College and Louisville. …

You are going to hear a litany of schools mentioned with Gavin Grant but know this: per our source, the principle players are going to be Pittsburgh and North Carolina State. Both schools were there today. … Sebastian Telfair skipped out on the event and isn't playing with the Juice All-Stars. … Oregon State head coach Jay John was in the stands watching Marcel Jones of the Southern Cal All-Stars. …

Frank Elegar likes Drexel, Quinnipiac, Iona, Hofstra, Rider, College of Charleston, Long Island and Siena. … Paul Hewitt and Dennis Felton were front and center for Dwight Howard and last week's hot rumor was that he had it down to Georgia and Georgia Tech. However, after the game Howard said that he had not narrowed it down to just a pair. …

Joe Posey's list has Virginia Tech, Clemson, George Washington, Iowa State and Penn State on it. … Harvey Perry is going to re-classify after his senior season. His father, decked out in Arizona gear, said that it's his son's dream to play for the Wildcats. … Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser is one 2005 patrol. Every time there are juniors around, Prosser isn't too far behind. …

How far apart are the gyms in Vegas? Well, one assistant drove 200 miles commuting between gyms the first day of the event. … Look for Paul Hewitt to try and get Georgia Tech into the picture with Al Horford. … Here's one to file away: LSU assistant coach Butch Pierre is the Godfather of junior standout Tasmin Mitchell. …

Charles Rhodes has switched AAU teams and now plays with the New Orleans Jazz. We heard a rumor in Vegas that he re-opened his commitment. When confronted, Rhodes said he was committed to Mississippi State but that other schools were continuing to recruit him. … Shane Foster likes Marquette, Kansas, Florida and Vanderbilt. DePaul, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Boston College are knocking on the door. …

Penn State has been trailing Hunting Park junior forward Brian Grimes and seems poised to offer him. … Danny Morrissey is not here with Cleveland Basketball Club because he broke his nose. … Philly forward Mark Tyndale is hearing from N.C. State, Dayton, Temple, LaSalle, Arkansas, Coppin State and Rhode Island. … Junior big man Luke Zeller has a 4.0 GPA and is No. 1 in his high school class.


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