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February 24, 2011

Martin Breunig commits to Maryland

The third commitment of Maryland's 2011 basketball recruiting class is on the board.

Martin Breunig, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., committed to the Terps this afternoon. The Leverkusen, Germany native took an official visit to College Park over the weekend.

“I saw [the commitment] coming because I spent the last two days with him,” said Martin Esters, the player development coach and international scout at St. John's. “After the visit, he liked everything about it. He didn’t want to commit on the visit; he wanted to talk it over. … But last night he called, he’d been thinking about it, really liked everything about it, and he’s really excited about it.”

Breunig, who averages 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lancers, also considered Virginia, among others. He joins Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) point guard Sterling Gibbs and City shooting guard Nick Faust in Maryland's 2011 class.

Check back with Recruiting Report later today for more on Breunig's commitment.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 2:09 PM | | Comments (22)


Huge get! This guy is going to be great.

Kyle Singler with hops.

Sweet! With Breunig, Hawk and Weijs, the Terps should be in great position to compete for the 2012 European championship.

good job gary et al ... nice bit of recruiting boys.

note to martin ... welcome aboard, joining a great progam, proud history and surrounded top players. add 10lbs and you are all set

Fantastic pickup for the '11 class...really like the future of the team!

Rivals has him 3 stars, neither
Scout or Rivals has a ranking.
Only Virginia shows as a school of interest & he's averaged 14 pts so why is this
a GOOD pickup??? Not questioning the positive comments only wondering how how he ranks as a big man pickup i.e. more offensive or defensive skilled, range etc??

Awesome. They needed a big man. So, if anyone were to guess, approximately where would that rank the Terps recruiting class in the country with those 3?

Mr. Booth,

You have done a great job for getting Martin. Now it's Bino's turn to get Greg Whittington. Go TERPS!


this kid was on nobody's radar because of how little time he's been in the US. Watch his highlights - he is going to be fun to watch!


No one has him ranked because he has only been in the states for 2 months. Those sites base their rankings on AAU (which he has not participated in obviously) and previous year results which he also does not have.

He was also being recruited by Marquette I believe as well.

I snickered when I read the Singler comparison, and then I watched the video. If anyone has any doubts about what a player this kid is going to become, watch the video (especially beyond the first minute, which is simply a collection of dunks). His ball skills and range for being that size are remarkable.

He's a big wing. But hof Gary will play him inside.

As we struggle to make the tourny (really, how hard is it to be one of the top 68 teams?), we get another yawner recruit.
There are not many "under the radar" kids anymore. If he is not being recruited by other top 20 schools, there is a reason.
I do wish him all the best though.
Go Terps!

BoFID says:

"There are not many "under the radar" kids anymore. If he is not being recruited by other top 20 schools, there is a reason."

Yeah, I know what you mean man. Like how Jordan Williams and Terrel Stoglin, who weren't recruited by other top 20 schools...I mean how much do they suck, right?

"A 6-foot-10, 240-pound power forward / center, Jordan Williams of Torrington, Conn., has agreed to a Class of 2009 scholarship from Maryland. Williams chose the Terps over St. John's. He was also recruited by Georgetown, Marquette, Indiana, Providence, Arizona, UMass and Xavier, among many others."

What do you mean Jordan wasn't recruited by Top 20 schools?

Like this kid a lot. He's got size, but he's incredibly agile for his height. Welcome to UM Martin!

This kid has a nice mid range game, 16-18 foot impressive. He will have bulk up a little bit but everyone know gary wants defensive minded players.


He was not heavily recruited by either of those teams. If you look up on, the only team that had "heavy" interest in him was Marland. And by the way, those targets are complete BS. You know that Whinnington kid? They are saying hes being targed by GT, Clemson, and Kansas. But neither of those teams have had any serious contact with him. So don't just copy and paste something and think you know it.

Oh and by the way, at the time, St Johns was not a top 20 team. Indiana was not a top 20 team. Providence? Umass?

Maybe I should be asking you -- what the hell do you mean he WAS recruited by top 20 teams? Were any of those teams even relevant during his recruitment? Was Xavier even ranked when he was recruited? Was Marquette?

Yeah, didn't think so.

he is not better than whittington

6'9" and leading the break? Good court vision and feel? Finishing in traffic? Attacking the rim going left and right? Good ups? Smooth perimeter stroke out to the 3? Clever handle and a little swagger? I don't care where he's from, what he's rated, or who else wants him... ME LIKEY!

Much thanks - hope you're right
as we'll need some size with Dino gone. As a late signee, was hoping he's not another Goins.

wow ... things are gettin' good in terpnation ... great returning group...and i include moseley in that .. and a FINE group on new blood. gonna be fun.

good work on the recruits...oh, forgot, that is for coaches who cant recruit (at least according to way tooo many of you know-it-alls) to the coaching team.

keep them coming...put some life into comcast (keep wanting to say cole...sad)

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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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