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Nov. 14, 2012

Drew Bender
6-5, 195, Guard
Phoenix, Ariz.
Pinnacle High School

Pinnacle High School
Averaged 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior for coach Charlie Wilde ... led the squad to a 24-5 record and an appearance in the 5A-II state tournament semifinal ... competed for The Magic (Arizona) as well as Los Angeles' Compton Magic AAU programs last summer and earned a pair of top-three rankings from state recruiting services.

Personal
Son of Ron and Cori Bender ... interested in studying business ... younger sister is a high school sophomore and plays basketball ... father, Ron, runs the AAU Arizona Future program.

 

Denzel Davis
6-8, 215, Forward
Orlando, Fla.
Lake Highland Preparatory School

Lake Highland Prep
Enters his senior season at nationally ranked No. 17 Lake Highland Prep after helping the team to a 29-4 mark a season ago ... tallied 8.5 points and led the team, coached by former NBA player Jeff Turner, with 7.9 rebounds and more than a block per game to the Florida 4A state championship game ... won the district championship as a sophomore ... competed with AAU team Q6 All-Stars last summer.

Personal
Son of Dennis and Debbie Davis ... interested in studying business.

 

Andrew Drone
6-10, 270, Center
Junction, Ill.
Gallatin County High School

Gallatin County High School
Averaged 23.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per game as a junior for coach Robert Patton ... led the team to a 16-8 record, including a 9-2 mark in league play ... named to the Associated Press Class 1A second team all-state ... competed for the AAU Southwest Illinois Jets.


 

 

Personal
Son of Jeff and Toni Drone ... interested in studying audiology and hearing disorders ... has been honored for his extensive involvement in community service.

 

Marcus Jackson
6-3, 165, Guard
Acton, Calif.
Pacific Hills High School

Pacific Hills High School
Enters his senior season at Pacific Hills High School and coach Ivan Barahona as a top-25 player in California ... averaged 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists as he led the West Hollywood-area team to a 30-5 record and CIF-Southern Section 4A title as a junior ... also competed for Pump and Run Elite AAU team.

Personal
Son of D.R. Jackson and Stacey Riggen-Jackson ... interested in studying bio-chemistry with a specialization in pharmaceutical medicine.

Sean Obi
6-5, 195, Guard
Kaduna, Nigeria
Greens Farms Academy (Conn.)

Greens Farms Academy
Led the nation in rebounding with 20.0 boards per game to accompany an 18.2 scoring average for coach Doug Scott as a junior ... notched a double-double in all 23 games that season and led Green Farms Academy to the NEPSAC quarterfinals with an 18-5 record ... ranked as Connecticut's No. 2 player in his class by ESPN.com and has a streak of 45 consecutive double-doubles dating back to his sophomore campaign ... played for the AAU Connecticut Basketball Club alongside current Detroit Piston Andre Drummond.

Personal
Lives with Bobbi and Steve Eggers of Greenwich, Conn. while attending Green Farms Academy.

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