Here is a look at five players who were seniors at Cardinal Dougherty in 2004 and the roads they have taken:
BILAL BENN: From Cardinal Dougherty, the guard transferred to Cherokee High School (Marlton, N.J.) in his senior year. Originally signed a letter of intent with Siena but reopened his recruitment after a prep year at Hargrave Military Academy and instead signed with Villanova. After 2 years as a role player on the bench, Benn last month decided to transfer to Niagara.
SHANE CLARK: After a year at Hargrave Military School, Clark signed to play with Maryland but a transcript snafu rendered him unable to enroll and he transferred to Villanova. Eligible in December of his rookie year, he played in 25 games that season. Despite nagging knee injuries this year, Clark was the first off the bench.
KYLE LOWRY: After 2 years at Villanova, the feisty point guard opted to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Chosen 24th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies, he played 10 games this season before suffering a wrist injury. Having endured two surgeries to mend the problem, he is rehabbing and the Grizzlies expect big things this season.
TIM SMITH: The wing guard spent 2 years at Ursinus, playing just 1, and is currently enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia.
DeSEAN WHITE: The most well-traveled of the bunch, White started his career at Providence as an understudy to Ryan Gomes. Midway through his sophomore season, he elected to transfer to La Salle to be closer to home. But things at La Salle fell apart by summer, and he transferred again, enrolling last fall at Delaware. He was ruled academically ineligible and dismissed from the university in early January. In March, White enrolled at Northwood University, an NAIA school where Rollie Massimino has jump-started the basketball program.