Terps lose out on Adjehi Baru
One of Maryland's top post targets for the 2011 recruiting class is off the board -- and has been for quite some time.
Baru, a native of the Ivory Coast, inked his letter during the November signing period but wanted to keep his announcement quiet. He also held offers from Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Shooting guard Patrick Branin, whose family reportedly hosts Baru in their Virginia home, also signed with College of Charleston.
“We are delighted to have Adjehi Baru and Patrick Branin join our program,” College of Charleston head coach Bobby Cremins said. “Adjehi is from the Ivory Coast and is very fortunate to have the Branins as his extended family. He is a very bright young man and is continuing to learn how to play the game. He has all of the tools to develop into a very fine player. Patrick is a good shooter with a great work ethic.
New Egypt (N.J.) center Desmond Hubert, a three-star recruit, remains on the Terps' wish list.