Weekly recruiting roundup
Four-star forward Mychal Parker said Maryland is at the top of his list with Virginia, Miami and Kentucky following in that order. All but Kentucky has offered. Arkansas and USC have offered and Alabama and Georgia Tech are showing interest.
Tobias Harris quickly rattled off Tennessee, Connecticut and Syracuse when asked about his school list. He then mentioned Memphis and Kentucky as schools that have just started recruiting him. Kentucky has yet to offer. Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and West Virginia are still on his list as well.
In the same story, former Walbrook and soon-to-be Oak Hill small forward Roscoe Smith updated his recruiting picture.
Roscoe Smith said the recent scholarship offer from Duke is special because of the history and tradition of the program. He is also high on Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgetown and LSU, who have all also offered.
Smith was one of three Baltimore natives earning high marks for his play at the King City Classic in Cleveland.
Smith is a smooth jump shooter with 3-point range. He can also knock down one or two-dribble pull-ups. He has good length, and can shoot over smaller defenders with ease. He has a good looking stroke on spot-ups in transition, deep in the corners or in the open area on dribble penetration. His trigger is quick, and he has confidence in his jumper.
Some of those offers have come from Indiana, Clemson, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Providence, Xavier, Dayton, UMass, VCU and Cincinnati. He also indicated he is expecting an offer from Pittsburgh very soon and he has been to Georgetown.
Stoglin -- the area’s most-wanted recruit since [Sean] Elliott -- committed to Gary Williams and Maryland right before Sean Miller signed at Arizona.
Best Shooter: Trevor Cooney could have been the shooting instructor at the camp. He has great shooting technique that is consistent no matter the situation. Cooney has the ability to swing a game in a hurry with his 3-point shot. Though his long-term NBA prospects are a question, he has the makeup of an excellent college player.
"Virginia Tech just seemed like a good fit right now," Garland said. "I like the coaches. And it seems like it's a place I can focus at, and just focus on basketball and not anything else."
• For an extremely comprehensive look at Maryland’s 2010 and 2011 basketball recruiting efforts, check out InsideMDSports.com’s Guide to July. Testudo Times also broke down the Terps’ post and guard recruiting this week.
• Southeast Raleigh (N.C.) linebacker Kendall Moore has narrowed his list to Notre Dame, Florida State, South Carolina, NC State, Duke and Maryland. The four-star prospect, who will announce his choice in the next few days, spoke to Rivals.com about all six schools.
Maryland: They are a good school. One of their linebackers, Demetrius Hartsfield goes there and he tells me good stuff and how they are on the right track. I used to play with him and he’s talked about how we can play together again. It’s a good opportunity for me and I like that.
“I plan on taking more trips,” he said. “I want to visit Maryland and West Virginia before the month is over. I think West Virginia may be on August 3rd or 4th. I’m trying to visit out-of-state. I’m working hard to get to Michigan State and Indiana too.
While Harris had plenty of good things to say about Maryland, he did not leave town with an offer. Where do the Terps stand on that with him?
“I gave them film long before the school year ended. They said they loved my film. They’re just going to be keeping in contact with me.”