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April 2, 2009

Terps land point guard recruit

The Maryland men's basketball program has picked up its first commitment of the 2010 class.

Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita point guard Terrell Stoglin pledged to the Terps last night, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Stoglin is Tucson’s first major Division-I commitment in about 20 years. He averaged 27 points, two steals and 7.5 assists per game in the high school season.

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Check back later for more on Stoglin's commitment.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 3:55 PM | | Comments (13)


Is the Tucson Player of the Year anything like the "Maine Player of the Year?"

I hope not.

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 165

Just more evidence that the program is in horrible shape and Gary can't recruit.

Oh, wait a minute, it looks like he might be pretty good. And, okay, that Jordan Williams and James Padgett look pretty good too. And I guess the Terps did beat the front-runner for this year's national championship, and they did go farther this year than Wake, Clemson, FSU, BC, Miami, and Va. Tech.

But, c'mon, the program is failing. Isn't it???

This kid only had one other offer and that was from San Diego. He's ranked #114!! There are local kids more highly thought of than this kid.

Sorry but I'm not impressed

Stoglin is a nice shooting guard get for Garyland. Apparently his commitment came out of left field. When you consider some of the other schools involved with Stoglin, an AZ resident, (USC, UCLA, Arizona) his commitment is evidence that MD still has some of its national draw left. Hopefully he can be the nudge that gets the 2010 recruiting snowball rolling towards Garyland. Also, Stoglin's verbal to MD should not negatively affect Buie's recruitment to the Terps. Stoglin is more of a shooting guard than Buie, while Buie is said to be more of a "general" out on the court who does not look to score first like Stoglin. I think they would compliment each other very nicely in College Park, and both could see big time minutes as freshmen.

And to address the issue of Gary not being able to recruit......let's revisit ESPN's rankings of MD's 2007 recruiting class, and the other colleges who we beat out to get those guys:
1. Braxton Everyone Hates Me Dupree: #12 Center, 96 overall rating, member of "ESPN 100".
2. Shane Walker: #25 PF, 93 overall rating, offers from Georgetown, Vandy, Va Tech.
3. Dino Gregory: #26 PF, 93 overall ranking.
4. Andrian Bowie: #38 SG, 92 overall rating, also considered Florida, Texas, Florida State.
5. Cliff Tucker: #25 SF, 91 overall rating, also considered Texas, Oregon.

2008 Recruits:
1. Sean Mosley: #9 SG, 96 overall rating, member of "ESPN 100", considered Syracue, Clemson, Indiana, Illinois....
2. Jin Soo Kim: #41 SF, overall rating 85, considered Cal, Georgetown.
3. Steve Goins: i'm sorry, but he should not be on scholarship.

2009 Recruits:
1. Jordan Williams: #40 PF, overall rating 89, considered Villanova, Marquette, UConn, Xavier...
2. James Padgett: #70 PF, overall rating 86, considered Pitt, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Va, Flordia, South Carolina...

2010 Recruits:
1. Terrell Soglin: #32 PG, overall rating 89, considered USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Arizona...

Lesson from this summary:
Gary HAS recruited very well these past three years...according to ESPN player rankings AND other elite programs we had out recruited for these once promising players. It is too bad most of our highly regarded recruits did not pan out in College Park. You gotta understand if they didn't chose MD, they would be wasting scholarships at other top-tier programs. I'm hoping Stoglin is the start of a special 2010 class. Bring 'em home Gary!!

thanks for the rankings of MD's recruits. You just proved my point that Gary can't recruit. There is only 1 player on this list rated higher that the 25th best player at their position. Pathetic. I'm thrilled to see that Shane Walker was more highly rated than Jordan "the savior" Williams. Good times ahead at College Park!!!!

Thank God we have Brian the Recruiting Genius pointing us in the right direction! Go ahead Brian, enlighten us with your all knowing plan!

Well Brian I am so glad that you can count... 1(Dupree #12C) + 1(Mosley #9SG) = 2.

Brian, we want you to either become a Hoya supporter or a Dukee. Terps don't need your support or lack there of. You sound like a Steeler fan.

Why don't all the doubters actually Google this kid and see what they find? I'll sum it up for the lazy ones - has a a chance to be the leading scorer in AZ history this year, has outplayed several top 10 recruits in numerous games, and has caused an uproar on AZ message boards over he fact that they lost out on him to us.

Onthehalfshell-you're right, 2 out of 11 is much better than 1 out of 11, you really told me!!! I also love the people that think if you criticize Gary you shouldnt be a Terp fan, I guess if I dont like the president I shouldnt be allowed to love America either, right Stalin??

If Braxton Dupree is your argument that Gary is a good recruiter then you need to rethink things James, he's currently ranked #114 out of the 150 players who are projected to be the top recruits in the country. What is wrong with that? Maybe by this time next year he ends up being ranked high enough to please you. And Brian, yeah, it's alright to be critical of GW, but you sound like a fool in the process. Recruiting rankings are so fluid and subjective. How else does a Stephen Curry's only major offer come from Virginia Tech? Why does his brother have to blow up in his freshman year just to finally get Duke to notice him. Just because there's a 4 or 5-star rating attached to your name doesn't mean you're going to be a great player. You're that dude who would have flipped if Travis Garrison went to another school because he was a local guy who was highly recruited. But what did he do for the program? Not NEARLY what he was expected to do. That's why Gary can't win over fans like you two. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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