A Few More Names To Watch

Another group of names to keep an eye on as West Virginia contines to work on the recruiting class of 2004.


DeSean White (6-7 235) is a power forward from Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia. White is attracting attention from all of the big-time programs on the East Coast.

White is considered by many to be the top frontcourt prospect in Philadelphia this season. He has great skills and can play inside or out, but some question his attitude. White has very good hands and can take the defender off the dribble. He has range on his jumper, excellent footwork, but has a tendency to only play hard in spurts.

Whitewill be a super prospect if he can keep his head on straight. He averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds per game last season at GW.and plays for the New Jersey All-Stars AAU squad. Recruiting interest is coming from WVU, UCONN, Temple, LaSalle, Villanova, Providence, Xavier and St. Joe's.


Franz Dorzainvil (6-8 245) is a power forward who WVU recruited last season before being reclassified to a junior. A native of Haiti, by way of Montreal, where he spent most of his life, he's now landed in Elizabeth, N.J. Known as a strong rebounder and defender, Dorsainvil averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks per game last season for Elizabeth High School. He is very strong inside, and has received interest from WVU, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Providence, Manhattan, Old Dominion, Richmond, VCU, UMASS and George Washington.


John Lucky (6-5 190) is a combo guard from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, Conn. Lucky has expressed interest in playing in the Big East, and has impressed coaches since he first started as a freshman at Sacred Heart two years ago. Last year as a sophomore, Lucky averaged 17 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals per game for Sacred Heart. In addition to WVU, Virginia, Marist, Seton Hall, Providence, Iona and Manhattan are showing the most early interest.


Cornelio Guibunda (6-9 240) is a power forward/center from Stamford, Conn. Originally from Mozambique, Cornelio will play this season at King & Low Heywood Thomas School. In Stamford, Guibunda an excellent student, attended Greenwich High School as a sophomore and dominated as a shot blocker and defensive presence. He is a good athlete and solid rebounder with developing offensive skills. Guibunda has received high major interest from WVU, Boston College, Providence, Kentucky, St. John's, Miami (FL), Rutgers, Georgetown, Manhattan, Georgia, Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette and others.


Ben Brown (6-10 200) is a power forward/center from The Steward School in Richmond, Va. Brown moves very smoothly and shows quickness on the court for a big man. More of a wing forward at this point in his development, Brown will need to add strength and weight to be effective at the Big East level. He is an excellent student with major interest from several Ivy League schools. A good shooter with savvy court sense. Brown's list includes WVU, Richmond, Boston College, N.C. State and others.


Jarhon Giddings (6-8 210) is a combo forward from Blacksburg, Va. Giddings plays primarily like a wing forward. He possesses good ball-handling skills and is a solid passer. Giddings needs to become more aggressive around the basket, but moves very well for a big guy and is attempting to use his ballhandling skills more effectively. Giddings is an excellent student, carrying a 3.1 GPA. He has expressed an interest in staying on the East Coast and particularly in the Big East. Schools showing interest so far include WVU, Virginia Tech, Richmond, Rutgers, East Carolina, VCU, George Mason and others.

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