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C.J. Williams Verbals Broncos;
Diggs & Stevens Ride The Wild Ponies--(April 3, 1998)

According to Cal-Hi Sports, Westchester guard Chris Williams (6'-1" Sr. G), has given his verbal to Boise State, and will sign with the Broncos during the Spring signing period which begins on April 8. Our sources at Boise State also tell us that they will be getting (or may have had already by the time you read this) visits from Shelton Diggs (6'-3" Sr PG/SG) Long Beach Poly, one of the best unsigned senior backcourt players in SoCal, and from his teammate, Chris Stevens (6'-10" Sr C). Chris is also reportedly considering LBCC, but playing in Division I would obviously be a bigger opportunity for him, even if it is the Big Sky. And remember, Jamal O'Quinn (6'-7" Sr. F), Artesia already signed with Boise State in the fall. Now all they need is another power forward, and they've got a full freshman roster.

If Boise State actually signs the latest three, this would be a major coup, particularly since the Broncos are losing three players from this year's team, none of whom really made much of an impact, including Shane Flanagan, a junior guard (Cuesta Community College), and Scotty Graham a freshman guard (Harbor City). Boise State head coach Rod Jensen confirmed that there will be three players not returning to the Bronco team for the 1998-99 season, but he declined to give reasons. Also not returning is sophomore forward Clinton Fox.

Flanagan is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and played in 27 games last season. He averaged 5.1 points and 2.0 assists per game; he came to Boise State as a transfer from Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo in 1995. Fox is from Mooloolaba, Australia, (what a great name) and played in 31 games the last two seasons. This last season, he didn't play much, averaging only 3.7 minutes per game and scoring only six points; trust us, he won't be missed. Graham is from Harbor City, California, and played in 21 games this past season as a red-shirt freshman, averaging 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.

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