Weekend wrap – Ex-UM target (sort of) makes choice
At Jefferson High in Portland, Ore., on Friday afternoon, former Maryland shooting guard pledge Terrence Ross -- as expected -- committed to Washington. His teammate Terrence Jones, a onetime Terps target, also announced for the Huskies.
Ross signed his letter of intent, but Jones, who also seriously considered Kentucky, remains unsigned.
Kentucky coach John Calipari called Jones after his announcement and Jones was on the phone for a very long time. About 15 minutes. Reading body language, Jones seemed pained.
He told me, "You hurt thousands of people just as much as you make people happy."
The Seattle Times' Percy Allen wrote today that Jones' status remains unknown.
I know folks want some type of resolution on the Terrence Jones issue, but we'll just have to wait. As for updates, well really what more is there left to say? The only real news can only come from Jones or his parents and they're not talking at the moment.
• Terps linebacker pledge Cole Farrand was one of the MVPs for the Pope John XXIII track team at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Relays on Saturday in Vernon Township, N.J.
Also for Pope John, senior Cole Farrand, who recently gave a verbal commitment to Maryland for football, led the meet in the shot put with a 53-1½ and he was second in the discus with a 143-9, keying victories in both events. Farrand was named the boys' field event MVP. Hilgart was named the boys' track MVP.
• The Maryland women's basketball program is one of many schools tracking Blair Academy (N.J.) forward Temi Fagbenle, according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Fagbenle, a 6-foot-4 junior, was born in Baltimore and raised in London.
Fagbenle is very much a person who needs a city nearby so most schools in a rural setting are more than likely going to be cut. This weekend she made a trip north to visit three schools -- Boston College, Connecticut and Harvard. Georgetown, which [coach Daniel] Bowmaker said was high on her list, has a scheduled visit later in the month. She also is considering Columbia and Penn from the Ivies. She has previously visited Maryland and Rutgers.