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Another Service Ranks WSU Men's Basketball 2000 Recruiting Class No. 2 in Pac-10
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/25/2000
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Jan. 25, 2000

PULLMAN-Wash. -- A second college basketball recruiting service has ranked Washington State's 2000 recruiting class as the second best in the Pac-10. In the January edition of Basketball Times, Clark Francis of Hoop Scoop ranks WSU's four fall signees as the 37th-best in the nation. Francis rates WSU's class second in the Pac-10, trailing only Oregon, which was 26th nationally. Other Pac-10 schools among the top 100 included No. 65 Arizona State, No. 85 California and No. 90 Washington. The Cougars signed four guards during the early signing period in November. Slated to take the hardwood for WSU next season are high schoolers Tommy Johnson from Los Angeles' Crenshaw High School and Marcus Moore from Dominguez Hills High School in Compton, Calif., and junior college transfers Jerry McNair (Fullerton College) and Kendall Minor (Southern Idaho). Minor was rated as one of the top 100 players in the nation by Francis, while the other three all landed in the top 300 nationally. Both McNair and Minor will come in with three years of eligibility remaining. Moore enrolled at WSU in earlier this month and has been practicing with the team. Last month, college basketball recruiting expert Bob Gibbons ranked Washington State's 2000 recruiting class as the 28th-best in the nation and second in the Pac-10, again trailing only Oregon. "Clark Francis and Bob Gibbons are two of the big, well-respected names when it comes to recruiting," said WSU coach Paul Graham. "I said before that you know you're doing a good job as a coaching staff if you are on Bob Gibbons' list. Getting that same recognition from Clark Francis only reinforces that we are taking positive steps and that the Washington State basketball program has a bright future ahead of it." WSU has one more newcomer who will join the four fall signees next year -- 6-10 center J Locklier who transferred from Miami, Ohio. Locklier must redshirt this season under NCAA transfer rules and will be a junior in 2000-01. - GO COUGS -

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