DePaul's 2003 Class Talented, Deep and Balanced

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DePaul’s 2003 Class Signals Program Is Ready To Again Be A Factor Nationally

Brian Stinnette
June 26, 2003

Dave Leitao’s first full year of recruiting at DePaul has yielded a bounty of recruits that should put the program in position to again be a major basketball factor nationally.

DePaul’s 2003 class is talented, deep and balanced. 6-9 center/power forward Wesley Green (Eustis, FL), a Top 75 recruit nationally anchors the class. 6-8 forward Lorenzo Thompson and 6-7 forward Marcus Heard (Springfield, IL) give the Blue Demons a pair of players capable of getting things done inside and outside. 6-6 guard Sammy Mejia (Bronx, NY) and 6-2 guard Tyler Smith (Baltimore, MD) both bring versatility and strong offensive backgrounds to the table.

Dave Leitao, who has a reputation for being a strong recruiter, dramatically extended DePaul’s recruiting reach by bringing in players from around the country. He also showed his ability to recruit at home by signing Thompson and Heard, two of the top 2003 prospects in the state of Illinois.

DePaul, which finished last season with a record of 16-13, is set to reap immediate benefits from it’s 2003 class. They will head into the 2003-04 season with a definite sense of optimism as Andre Brown, Quemont Greer, Drake Diener and Delonte Holland all return. Factor in their 2003 recruiting class and you have a recipe for what could be a very strong season of DePaul basketball.