The four players who signed national letters of intent, Abdul Gaddy, Charles Garcia, Clarence Trent, and C.J. Wilcox, are a second consecutive recruiting coup for coach Lorenzo Romar and his staff. The three initial recruits, Garcia, Trent and Wilcox, were rated the 17th best group in the country by Rivals.com. The addition of Gaddy, after he twice decommitted from Arizona, moved the class into the top 10 rankings of many recruiting services.
Rice, a 6-4 guard from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., is ranked No. 48 in the nation among 2009 high school seniors according to Rivalshoops.com, and No. 10 among shooting guards.
"We are very excited to get Huzie and Jauwan into our Ball State basketball program as they address some needs in our program," Taylor said.
Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie on the official signing of Jon Hood, Daniel Orton and GJ Vilarino:
"I'm really excited about all three of the players that we signed today. They will all be terrific players for us and we are very fortunate to have them. Our roster will get better with these three signees. All three of them are great human beings. They are all excited and all three of them love Kentucky."
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UCLA head coach Ben Howland announced today the signing of a heralded class of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend UCL
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State head men's basketball Tim Jankovich announced that Terrence Johnson (North Lawndale College Prep - Chicago) and Zeke Upshaw (University High School - Chicago) each signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, during the NCAA early-signing period, to continue their education and basketball careers at Illinois State University.
AUSTIN, Texas - Three high school hoop standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Rick Barnes announced Wednesday. Avery Bradley (Tacoma, Wash.), Jordan Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Shawn Williams (Duncanville, Texas) will join the Longhorns for the 2009-10 season.
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel and his staff continue to make names for themselves on the recruiting trail and, for the third straight November, unveiled an impressive four-man list of signees today. The group is rated No. 14 nationally by Scout.com and features three top-100 players.