Terps lose out on point guard prospect
Plainfield, N.J., point guard Isaiah Epps won’t play his college basketball in College Park.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound junior announced his commitment to Pittsburgh today. Epps chose the Panthers over offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Seton Hall, among others.
Epps, Rivals.com’s No. 8 point guard recruit for the class of 2010, told SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria that his relationship with Panthers assistant Brandin Knight, who played for the same AAU program as Epps several years ago, helped give Pitt the edge over UM.
Maryland was also a strong possibility for Epps, who visited the ACC campus with his friend Taran Buie of Albany (NY) Bishop Maginn.
“I was thinking about going to Maryland but like I said I felt more at home at Pitt and the relationship with Brandin Knight and him playing with the Playaz,” Epps said.
Click here to read Zagoria’s story.