Weekend wrap – Terps targets on AAU circuit
Several Maryland basketball targets were on display this weekend at Nike's Memorial Day Classic AAU tournament in Hawthorne, Calif.
Should he replicate what he did on Saturday for the rest of the summer, Finney-Smith is poised to make a climb up the 2011 rankings. A skinny wing with quickness, athleticism and a surprising floor game, he's looking confident right now and is playing in attack mode. He is a slasher by nature who makes just enough shots to keep defenders honest. Saturday, he even ran some point and showed surprising feel for the position. He listed Kansas, Kansas State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Florida, Xavier and Cincinnati as his current suitors.
• Another collection of UM targets took part in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Durham, N.C. this weekend. Team Melo point guard Aquille Carr impressed, although the Patterson freshman did not list Maryland among his offers. Team Loaded's Adjehi Baru, a power forward from Richmond, Va., did mention the Terps.
Adjehi Baru mentioned a list of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Virginia, and Richmond. All of them have offered a scholarship.
• Rivals.com named the ACC the top recruiting conference for the 2010 class. Maryland's six-man group checks in at No. 6 in the conference.
Maryland's class is led by four-star prospect Mychal Parker.
[Daniel] Bejarano was countered by Maryland-bound point guard Terrell Stoglin of Tucson Santa Rita. Stoglin had 19 points and several nice feeds, including a no-look bounce pass between his legs on a break that Asaad Woods finished with a dunk.
• The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer wrote about North Carolina State's recruiting Saturday, including notes on the Wolfpack's pursuit of DeMatha point guard Quinn Cook.
"They definitely were one of the first (schools) to really show an interest," said Cook, who is rated No. 20 in the 2011 class by Scout.com. "That's going to be part of the consideration when I make my final decision."