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July 19, 2010

Weekend wrap – Terps look at D.C. prospects

Led by several players with interest from Maryland, the Washington-based Team Takeover AAU team claimed the Peach Jam title Friday in North Augusta, S.C.

DeMatha junior guard James Robinson, St. John's (D.C.) senior shooting guard Julian DeBose and Landon senior forward Darion Atkins were among Team Takeover's notable standouts, according to NBE Basketball Report.

Darion Atkins said he has offers from George Washington, George Mason, Wake Forest, Maryland, VCU and Pennsylvania, with interest from Georgetown, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Xavier. The 6-foot-8 Landon (Md.) forward plans on visiting Syracuse in the next week, and also wants to take a second trip to Wake Forest. Atkins said his top three at this point would be Wake Forest, Georgetown and Florida State.

• After his play at the Peach Jam, Terps shooting guard target Jabari Brown picked up an offer from Kansas.

Jabari Brown, a 6-5 senior shooting guard from Oakland (Calif.) High, on Friday received a scholarship offer from KU, Brown told Brown, who is the No. 13-rated player in the Class of 2011, also is considering Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, UConn, California, Arizona and others.

• gave a scout's take on several Canadian players at the West Virginia Jam Fest, including Maryland junior center target Sim Bhullar.

He has unbelievable hands, soft touch around the rim, is a great area rebounder, makes terrific outlet passes, and can also pass out of the post. This week, Sim once again did a better job changing ends than he did the last time I saw him. He gets faster and smoother running the floor every tournament I take in. He was faster at King James than he was at Pitt Jam Fest. He changed ends better at Pangos than he did at King James. This week, he looked to have taken another leap in regards to his conditioning.

• Atlantic Christian (N.J.) forward Luke Piotrowski, who drew some Maryland interest in the spring, didn't list the Terps in this interview with

Cincinnati joined in on his recruitment recently as Cronin watched him play. With a list of “Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, Boston, Boston College, Wake Forest, Florida and Georgia Tech,” Piotrowski has his options. Luke loves the ACC but is evaluating all schools closely.

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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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