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Cager Report: September 27, 2006

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Wendell Wright, 6-4 JR SG/SF Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair, has UNLV, Pepperdine, Iowa State, Arizona State and Gonzaga on his list.

Richmond High's Eli Holman has committed to Indiana University


Orlando Johnson, a 6-foot-5 senior wing from Palma High School in Salinas committed to LMU

Venoy Overton, 5-11 SR PG Seattle (Wash.) Franklin, has committed to USC

Brandon Richardson, 6-0 SR PG/SG Hawthorne (Calif.) High, currently has offers from Cal State Northridge and Cal State Fullerton. Utah came in for a home visit on the 19th and Richardson took an official visit to Fullerton on the 20th.

Jonathan Wills, 6-5 SR SF Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair, Has had home visits with San Francisco and SMU. Colorado State is coming in next week.

6-8 205-pound Omari Johnson from Los Angeles, CA Dorsey High has committed to Oregon State and will sign a letter-of-intent in November.  He picked Oregon State over Illinois and Arizona State after visiting the Beavers this past weekend.

6-9 Eric Neely, Ribet Academy.  Neely has been hearing from a number of schools including  Oregon State, Nevada, Wyoming, UC-Irvine, Northridge, LB State, Santa Clara, Arkansas Little Rock, Northeastern and many more. Oregon State, Wyoming and Arkansas Little Rock are on the top of his list.

6'6 Justin Holiday from North Hollywood has committed to the University of Washington

Here is a look at California's top 2007 Prospects: rankings

Eli Holman, 6-9, Richmond (Calif.) High
Sean Williams, 6-11, Villa Park (Calif.) High
Alex Jacobson, 6-11, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Power Forwards:
Darnell Gant, 6-8, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Taylor King, 6-6, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Robert Jones, 6-5, San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan
Kenton Walker, 6-7, Scripps Ranch (Calif.) High
Omari Johnson, 6-8, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Small Forwards
Chace Stanback, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Jamelle Horne, 6-6, San Diego (Calif.) Hoover
Austin Daye, 6-9, Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge
Justin Holiday, 6-5, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Drew Viney, 6-6, Villa Park (Calif.) High
Shooting Guards
James Harden, 6-5, Lakewood (Calif.) Artesia
Quinton Watkins, 6-4, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Armon Johnson, 6-3, Oakland (Calif.) High
Carlon Brown, 6-3, Riverside (Calif.) King
Marques Richards, 6-2, Culver City (Calif.) High
Point Guards:
Kamyron Brown, 6-2, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Brandon Richardson, 6-0, Hawthorne (Calif.) High
Trevon Harmon, 5-10, Pasadena (Calif.) High
Bo Henning, 6-2, Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers
Kareem Nitoto, 6-2, San Leandro (Calif.) High

Others to watch::
Matt Simpkins, 6-8, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
Jordan Fillmore, 6-7, Lafayette (Calif.) Acalanes
Clint Amberry, 6-9, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High
Malcolm Campbell, 6-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Kurt Bennett, 6-8, Placerville (Calif.) Union Mine
Genesis Maciel, 6-8, Compton (Calif.) Centennial
Robert Curtis, 6-7, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capitstrano Valley
Wendell McKines, 6-4, Richmond (Calif.) High
Tim Shelton, 6-6, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Garrett Green, 6-8, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Zack Nelson, 6-6, Sacramento (Calif.) Natomas
Zareh Zagaryan, 6-6, Glendale (Calif.) Hoover
Darshawn McClellan, 6-6, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Kyle Thomas, 6-7, Folsom (Calif.) High
Sean Harris, 6-7, Rocklin (Calif.) High
Maurice McGee, 6-7, Ramona (Calif.) High
Phillip Thomas, 6-7, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline
Omondi Amoke, 6-5, Oxnard (Calif.) High
Fred Ellis, 6-6, Sacramento (Calif.) Natomas
Jonathan Wills, 6-5, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
Tyrone Shelley, 6-6, San Diego (Calif.) Crawford
Dane Suttle, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Adam Malik, 6-6, La Canada (Calif.) High
Tyler Bernardini, 6-5, San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker
Larry Anderson, 6-5, Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Jon Reed, 6-5, Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula
Enrique Vasquez, 6-6, San Diego (Calif.) High
Julyan Stone, 6-3, Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos
Gerald McLemore, 6-2, Scripps Ranch (Calif.) High
Jeremy Franklin, 6-4, San Leandro (Calif.) High
Derek January, 6-4, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Frank Session, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Cory Higgins, 6-2, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista
Brandon Walker, 6-3, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Luke Dupperon, 6-1, Torrance (Calif.) North Torrance
Shane Morgan, 6-4, Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union
Derrick Strings, 6-1, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Davon Adams, 6-2, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) J Serra
Jordan Block, 6-1, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Alta Loma
Dudley Ewell, 6-2, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Paul Frazell, 6-0, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Nick Graves, 6-3, Cathedral City (Calif.) High
Isaiah Jenkins, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Jeffrey Maehl, 6-1, Paradise (Calif.) High
Stedman Merritt, 6-1, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
Damian Moore, 6-1, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Sam Osofsky, 6-3, Westwood (Calif.) High
Lashard Anderson, 5-11, San Diego (Calif.) Serra
Donnell Beverly, Jr., 6-2, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Harrison Gaines, 6-0, Phelan (Calif.) Serrano
Trey Gross, 6-2, San Jose (Calif.) Edison
Jalonni Diggs, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei
D.J. Gay, 5-11, Sun Valley (Calif.) Poly
Sheldon Smith, 6-0, Gardena (Calif.) High
Jonathan Love, 5-10, Inglewood (Calif.) High
JayDee Luster, 5-7, San Diego (Calif.) Hoover
Kirby Vaughn, 5-11, Vallejo (Calif.) High
JaShon Hampton, 5-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Lawrence Hurdle, 5-7, San Diego (Calif.) Helix
Cliff Knox, 6-2, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Jabari Trotter, 6-0, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
Jesse Woodard, 5-10, Compton (Calif.) Centennial


Coming next week::

Northern California Report – October 3
San Diego Report – October 5
Los Angeles Report – October 7

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