May 28, 2006

Memorial Day Classic: School Lists

Nashville, Tenn. - It was another exciting day of basketball at the Nike Memorial Day Classic. Aside from watching hoops from day until night, Rivals.com has been talking with prospects from different classes in order to get the latest updates on school lists.

Jesse Woodard, who is playing with California Hoops, scored 24-points in a losing effort in the morning session. The three-star prospect said that USC, Florida, Washington and Louisville are showing the most interest. Woodard said that USC is the only school that has offered.

Patrick Patterson, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from Huntington (WV) High School indicated that Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Marshall, Oklahoma, Georgia, Wake Forest and Pittsburgh are showing the most interest.

Patterson, who is running with Boo Williams, claims to have offers from everybody but Oklahoma and Pittsburgh.

Metro Hawks small forward/shooting guard Corey Stokes told Rivals.com that he is interested in Connecticut, Villanova, Florida, Seton Hall and Rutgers. The No. 54 ranked player in the class has unofficially visited Connecticut, Rutgers and Villanova.

Jai Lucas, the talented Houston Hoops point guard, had a very productive game against Athletes First. The No. 42 ranked player in the class of 2007 scored 18-points and made several key plays down the stretch.

Lucas, who attends Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas, is receiving the most interest from LSU, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati and Connecticut. He has unofficially visited the Tigers and Cowboys.

Gary Johnson, the five-star combo forward from Aldine High School in Houston, Texas, is planning to release his list of schools at the end of the summer. However, the No. 24 ranked player in the class of 2007 told Rivals.com that he is hearing the most from Duke, Arizona, Texas, Connecticut, Florida and Kentucky.

Another Houston Hoops player, Isaiah Rusher, said that his list of schools consists of LSU, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida and Connecticut. The three-star prospect indicated that he plans to take all five official visits in the fall.

Terrence Oglesby, the 6-foot-1, 187-pound combo guard from Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, Tenn., just took an unofficial visit to Clemson, and received a scholarship offer. The No. 115 ranked player in the class of 2007 is going to unofficially visit Michigan next weekend.

Oglesby is also hearing from Oklahoma, Florida and Penn State.

Dominique Jones, who injured his ankle during the first game of the event, indicated that he has an offer from George Washington. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound combo guard from Lake Wales (FL) High School also likes Connecticut, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh and South Florida.

Team Final shooting guard/small forward Nasir Robinson told Rivals.com that he has scholarship offers from Miami-FL, Villanova and Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound prospect has also heard from Connecticut, Syracuse, Virginia and Kentucky.

According to Robinson, Kentucky is the favorite at this time.

Rivals.com National Basketball Analyst Jerry Meyer contributed to this report.


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