Weekend wrap — New Terps target
Maryland's search for a power forward in its 2010 recruiting class has led to Jersey City.
According to Adam Zagoria, Maryland has begun pursuing St. Anthony forward Devon Collier, a 6-foot-7, 205-pounder.
Collier’s adviser, Adam Berkowitz, told Zagoria that Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Maryland, Oregon State and Arizona compose the three-star prospect’s list.
“He would be great in the ACC, it’s a little more up and down and open. They [Maryland] have a good class coming in as it is. Mychal Parker just committed. They’re still looking for another forward.”
• Several Maryland targets participated in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in the Bronx this weekend, including Oak Hill (Va.) forward Roscoe Smith (22 points), Holly Springs (N.C.) power forward C.J. Leslie (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Dix Hills (N.Y.) power forward Tobias Harris.
Tobias Harris, a 6-8 forward from Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West, was co-MVP with Lamb after scoring 20 points.
A star on the summer AAU circuit and the No. 5 player in the Rivals150, Harris has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Syracuse, St. John's, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Maryland, Louisville, Georgia Tech and UConn.
Newsday checked in with Harris after his co-MVP performance.
"I've expanded my game," Harris said in the steamy upstairs locker room of the ancient gym that is home to one of the city's top amateur programs. "I definitely feel stronger. I can take contact and finish."
Johnson, a 6-foot-9-inch, 220-pound forward who is rated No. 21 by Scout.com and No. 99 by Rivals, is also planning to visit Cal, Virginia and probably [Arizona] on official visits beginning next month.
Since then, Mitchell's recruitment has skyrocketed. He has received offers from Georgetown, Texas, Maryland and several others. Rivals.com now ranks the senior-to-be as a fivestar recruit and the No. 15 player in the nation for the class of 2010. Mitchell said his top four schools include Georgetown, K-State, Missouri and Arizona State. When asked if K-State still had a fighting chance, Mitchell replied "most definitely, they're in my top two, probably with Georgetown."