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December 21, 2009

Weekend wrap — Parker comes home

This weekend was a homecoming of sorts for Mychal Parker.

The Maryland small forward signee traveled to his hometown of Washington, N.C., with his Miller School (Va.) squad for a holiday tournament.

Mychal Parker came right off the bus, signed off autographs and then proceeded to put his signature on the game as he scored a game-high 33 points to lead The Miller School to a 106-71 victory over Stevens Prep Academy in the opening showcase game of the 30th annual Washington Daily News/PotashCorp Aurora Holiday Tournament.

In Saturday's championship game, however, the Millers fell to South Central, 62-49.

Parker netted a team-high 18 points and helped his team hold a 30-22 advantage at halftime. However, the Falcons, led by the trio of Carlton, Donta Harper (15 points) and Anthony Hilliard smothered the Mavericks with a suffocating press to out-score The Miller School 40-19 in the second half.

Terrence Ross finished with a game-high 24 points in Montrose Christian's 71-49 win over 'Iolani in Hawaii.

Ross, a 6-foot-6 senior guard who has made a commitment to play at the University of Maryland next season, drained three consecutive 3-pointers against 'Iolani's 2-3 zone in the first seven minutes last night to help the Mustangs jump out to a 17-3 lead.

• named Maryland power forward commitment Ashton Pankey one of the top 50 players in New Jersey.

Ashton Pankey, St. Anthony: The talented 6-8 senior forward, bound for Maryland, will likely be out of the lineup for at least a month due to a stress fracture in his left leg. He averaged just 7.7 points in 15 games last season, but realized his greatest value as a rebounding and defensive force.

The injury to Pankey and the academic ineligibility of Oregon State recruit Devon Collier will force St. Anthony into some early-season adjustments, according to the Hudson (N.J.) Reporter.

“By the time they’re ready to come back, they just won’t be able to contribute like we hoped them to,” [St. Anthony coach Bob] Hurley said. “They’ll have to work their way back into the swing of things, and that’s not going to be easy after we’ve played so many games.”

• Terps junior point guard target Sterling Gibbs led Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) to a 60-36 season-opening win over Newark East Side.

Junior guard Sterling Gibbs led the way for Seton Hall Prep with 25 points and six rebounds in West Orange.

• UM junior center target Desmond Hubert reached double figures in New Egypt's 48-37 loss to Burlington City (N.J.).

Desmond Hubert and Mark Pryzbylkowski tallied 12 apiece for the Warriors.

• Maryland junior shooting guard target Trevor Cooney helped Sanford (Del.) to a big win this weekend.

[Deon] Jones scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds Friday while junior Trevor Cooney added 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead third-ranked Sanford past Caravel 75-33 in the Kappa Klassic at Glasgow High.

Football recruiting

• Maryland landed a commitment Saturday from Norcross, Ga., offensive lineman Max Garcia -- a three-star prospect, the No. 58 player in Georgia and the No. 65 offensive tackle in the country, according to Testudo Times breaks down the commitment here. Check back with Recruiting Report later this week for more on Garcia's decision.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 6:21 AM | | Comments (1)


Parker is going to be a beast at Maryland i cant want for him to get here, any news on terrence ROss Matt? is he 100% commited to Md, when will he sign?

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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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