Though projected as the top pick in next summer's NBA draft, Greg Oden (SI, Dec. 6, 2004), the No. 1 player in the class of 2006, says he will go to Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State or Wake Forest. Below, five more uncommitted seniors to watch:
Chase Budinger, 6'7" forward, La Costa Canyon High, La Costa, Calif.
An even better volleyball prospect, he'll likely end up in Pac-10
Derrick Caracter (above), 6'9" forward, St. Patrick High, Elizabeth, N.J.
Highly skilled behemoth (300 pounds) needs to overcome immaturity; lists a final four of Louisville, Memphis, Villanova and Virginia
Spencer Hawes, 6'11" center, Seattle Prep, Seattle
Crafty post player is comfortable on the block; North Carolina and Washington are the front-runners
Brandan Wright, 6'9" forward, Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Tenn.
Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina are tangling over this explosive lefty
Thaddeus Young, 6'8" forward, Mitchell High, Memphis