6-10 forward Matt Hagen of Pekin (IL) High has commited to Rice. He was also getting looks from Utah and Northern Illinois. Hagen is an excellent student who played in the USA Development Festival in Colorado Springs this past June.
September 10, 2003
Mike Williams, who committed to Texas, led the 2003 USA Development Festival in rebounding with 14 rebounds per game. He had double figure rebounds in all five games and tied for third in scoring. Dayshawn Wright averaged 11.4 rebounds per game and D.J. White grabbed ten rebounds per game.
Duke verbal DeMarcus Nelson led the 2003 USA Development Festival with a 25.4 points per game average. He was one of five players to score more than twenty points per game in Colorado Springs this weekend. J.R. Smith averaged 25.0 points per game. Joe Crawford and Mike Williams scored 21.4 points and Malik Hairston avergaed 20.4 points per contest.
The second day of game action at the USA Basketball Development Festival was anything but a disappointment. Games with over 300 total points, lots of dunks, a passing display by the West's Jordan Farmar, the East's Isaiah Swann rocking a fro and plenty of good old fashioned smack talk. <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">
Forty-four of the nation's top prep players, including five 2003 high school All-Americans, are slated to compete in the sixth annual USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 25-29. The players have been divided into teams consisting of a maximum of eleven players representing the North, South, East and West regions. JaMarcus Ellis, LaMarcus Aldridge and Ra'Sean Dickey were expected to participate, but will not play this weekend in Colorado Springs.
June 22, 2003