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August 3, 2009

Weekend wrap — Harris' timeline

The lengthy list of schools under consideration by Long Island, N.Y., power forward Tobias Harris will be pared down by the end of this month.

Harris’ father, Torrel, told Adam Zagoria in a text message that his son will trim his list by the “end of August.” Maryland is one of 12 teams on Harris’ list, but several other college basketball powers are still trying to get involved with the four-star prospect.

“Memphis, Kentucky, Florida and UCLA are trying to get involved. We have not decided at this point to explore these schools,” Torrel said.

SLAM’s Aggrey Sam liked what he saw out of Harris at the AAU nationals in Orlando.

Harris, now slim and trim after working off some baby fat, looked a lot leaner, more explosive, quicker and dynamic, all of which complemented his already-versatile repertoire–he can shoot from deep, put the ball on the floor fluidly, finish at the hoop, mix it up on the boards and post up–making him perhaps one of the most complete forwards in his class offensively.

NBE Basketball Report offered a scout's take on Portland, Ore., power forward and Terps target Terrence Jones in Part II of its Vegas Week review.

Jones is more four than three and he brought the ball up the floor much of the time in his team’s run. He’ll remind Hoya fans of Greg Monroe being he’s a big lefty and versatile. Connecticut and Georgetown are in it with a long list.

• DeMatha teammates Victor Oladipo and Jerian Grant were two of Team Takeover’s standout players on the AAU circuit this summer. Oladipo was offered by UM several months ago, and now Grant reportedly has an offer from the Terps as well.

DePaul, Notre Dame and Providence have all offered Grant scholarships, with Maryland Clemson, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State following suit. His decision will be made around the early signing date.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:06 AM | | Comments (5)



I read somewhere on that MD was about to recieve a third committment very very soon. Did you happen to hear of this? if so, who is it?

Don't be that guy. If you want the info that bad, just go on premium to get it. Otherwise, wait to hear because Matt won't tell you.

I've haven't read anywhere saying Harris is seriously considering Maryland. i pretty sure Maryland would like to sign him but Iit takes 2 to dance. Why are you giving him so much ink?

fkterp -- Good question, and there are a couple reasons. 1.) Many reports had the UM staff following the Albany City Rocks all summer long. Part of that, I'm sure, was to see Hippolyte Tsafack, but Harris was certainly a major draw as well. 2.) If the Terps don't make his top five, then I'll stop writing about him. But until he reveals that list, we still have to assume there's a chance. 3. ) It was a really slow news weekend.

Ryan the recruit they are talking about is John Gasser. 6'4 guard that reminds gary of Greivis.

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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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