Class of 1999
-MARQUIS DANIELS 6'7 SG/WF, Mt. Zion Christian Academy(Durham,NC)
Top 60 HS
Daniels is a talented wing player who can drop the three and
slash to the hoop. He is also a tough defensive player. Annual
power Mt. Zion's top player this year. Most recruiting sites
have him listed in their top 75. Schools involved-ISU, Michigan,
Central Florida, Florida State???1-18-99>>>Daniels is starting
to move up the charts. I've seen him rated as high as #26
nationally. I'm starting to see him in more Top 50 listings as
well.2-19-99>>>Daniels will be visiting ISU, most likely for the
KU game. He will also visit Michigan and South Florida. However, he
isn't a lock to qualify, so don't get your hopes up.
2-28-99>>>Marquis Daniels took his official visit to ISU this
weekend and saw ISU outlast KU 52-50. He was hosted by Travis Spivey.
He was very vocal supporting the Cyclones, and he really got into the
game. I've heard he had a great weekend. ISU is clearly the team to
beat for this top senior. A committment should be coming soon as he
might cancel his visit to South Florida. Coach Eustachy is probably
praying for Daniels' qualifying test scores to get back.
3-3-99>>>Daniels will likely announce his decision after the
tournament. He has one more visit to take.
3-15-99>>>To the best of my knowledge, Daniels has qualified to
play as a freshman under NCAA rules. A decision between ISU and
Auburn should be coming within 2-3 weeks.
-KENNY DYE 6'3 WG, Connors State CC(OK)
Top 2 JC
For those of you mouring the loss of Antonio Jackson, this is the guy who will take your blues away. He is every bit as talented, and ISU has a better chance of getting this tough defender. Dye can also knock down the three with amazing regularity. ISU hasn't been mentioned much with Dye, but Eustachy jumped in late, and will be getting a visit. Dye is very versatile. He can play the 1, 2, and 3 positions. ISU would likely use him at WG. Schools involved- ISU, Memphis, Texas Tech, TCU
-TERRY BLACK 6'5 WF, Indian Hills Community College(Ottumwa, IA)
Top 5 JC
That's right, Terry Black has committed to Baylor, but, Baylor's
coach got canned. Black could be released from his LOI by Baylor
University now. Iowa State was the early favorite for him. I've
heard some rumors about this Milwaukee native. This is purely
speculation, but Terry Carroll has a strong bond with his former
players. Black is a slasher who could also step inside and play some
power forward. His greatest asset is his ability on the fast break.
Black would be a great catch for ISU, and if they have a chance to get
him they'd jump at it. My personal opinion is that Black would start
for the 'clones next year if he came. He's a major impact recruit. I
consider him to be in the same catergory as Antonio Jackson.
-RANDY HUGHES 6'9 PF/C, Chipola Comunity College(Chipola,FL)
Top 40 JC
Played in prep school at powerhouse Maine Central Institute.
Averaged 18 points per game at Auburn a year ago before tranferring
to Chipola. He is a true post player, but lacks the size to be a
center. A consensus top 60 recruit out of high school. Eustachy
signed three of Hughes' teammates while at Utah State. Coach E has
connections with the Chipola and Auburn coaches. Schools involved
ISU, Alabama, Auburn.
-CLAYTON COLEMAN 6'5 SG, Pasadena High(Pasadena, CA)
Top 200 HS
Not highly ranked by any of the recruiting services because he was
an exchange student in Japan over the summer. Very good academically.
He is a dynamite scorer for Jacque Vaughn's alma mater. Has been
injured so far this year. Could play either SG or WF in college
because of his size. He is wide open on recruiting although most big
schools in CA are ignoring him because he wasn't at any major camps.
Let's hope that LE's West coast connection comes through on this one.
-JAMIE ROSSER 6'2 PG, Northeastern Mississippi Community College
Top 20 JC
A true point guard that can score. Second team JUCO All-American
by Street & Smith's. Schools involved Texas, ISU, Oklahoma.
-DAVID SHELTON 6'6 WF/BF, Independence Community College(Kansas)
Top 50 JC
Shelton leads the junior college ranks in scoring this year at 29
points an outing. He is also an excellent rebounder at 10 per game.
Coach Eustachy loves players with good rebounding skills, which might
explain why he likes Shelton so much. Schools involved- ISU, OU,