6-8 center James Matthews of Detroit (MI) Denby, who signed with Marquette in the early signing period, has qualified academically and will play for the Golden Eagles this fall. Matthews was declared ineligible by the Michigan High School Athletic Association in December. He was in his ninth semester of high school after transferring to Denby in 2001 from Los Angeles (CA) Manual Arts, which made him ineligible for the majority of his senior season.
June 9, 2003
UofL signees Michael Bush, Brandon Jenkins and prospect Mohamed Abukar led the White team to a 159-130 win over the White team Saturday night in Freedom Hall. Plus ITV's exclusive player rankings from the Derby Classic. <p>Updated quotes from Michael Bush and Mohamed Abukar.</p>
April 27, 2003
The rosters for the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic are set for the final of the big All-Star games. The April 26 game held at Freedom Hall in Louisville features 22 of the top prep players in the country. There will also be the Derek Anderson Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars Friday. The event will feature a Slam Dunk and 2-on-2 contests and the three-point shootout. 7-3 Shagari Alleyene, who is being recruited by Kentucky, was added to the roster. He had committed to Rutgers.
April 15, 2003
The second half of the College Basketball News' top twenty saw two new additions as previous top ten squads Beamount (TX) Ozen and Los Angeles (CA) Fairfax lost. Playoffs are heating up, which means more shuffling could happen by next week's poll.
March 11, 2003