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February 28, 2011

Weekend wrap – Gibbs wills team to title

Sterling Gibbs warmed up for the New Jersey state playoffs this weekend with a dominant performance in the 65th Essex County Tournament championship.

The Maryland-bound point guard scored a game-high 24 points to lead Seton Hall Prep to a 70-52 win over Irvington in the title game.

"Sterling was a senior that was determined to get one today," Irvington coach Eugene Robinson said. "He was the best player on the floor and he willed his team to a victory."

Gibbs did it with a flourish, too, opening his team’s scoring each quarter with a 3-pointer and sank another at a critical point in the second quarter.

• The Washington Post's Josh Barr on Sunday profiled Oakland Mills forward Greg Whittington, who's considering Clemson, DePaul, Georgetown, Maryland and Texas.

It is quite a turn of events for Whittington, who spent his first two years of high school thinking that he might be a standout wide receiver in football.

"I was surprised because I really don't think of myself being that good," said Whittington, adding that he thinks he might still be growing because his knees occasionally bother him. "I just come out to play every night. I was very excited when I heard that all these colleges were calling. It's a dream come true to go play Division I basketball."

• UM center target Desmond Hubert led New Egypt (N.J.) to a 51-38 win over Burlington City on Friday.

Desmond Hubert had a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and also blocked five shots.

• Maryland women's commitment Lexie Brown paced North Gwinnett (Ga.) in its 70-44 win over Woodstock on Friday.

Brown put together a stellar night with 21 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and five steals.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 9:15 AM | | Comments (6)

Comments many more scholarships 4 next year since we just got Breunig?

TerpDoc: The Terps have one more scholarship to give for the 2011 class. -- Matt

Is their a backup plan if they both decline to take the remaining scholarship?

ArdmoreAri: Not that I'm aware of, but I'd bet the staff has a short list of fallback guys. -- Matt

You bet? What kind of reporter are you! Please get us that list... cause I am not hopeful that either will find their home in CP next year.

Ha! A very busy reporter who has many, maaaaaany other responsibilities at The Sun. -- Matt

Any timetable for Whittington or Hubert to decide? It seems like they've been recruiting them for ages.

Terp12 : Probably after their seasons are done. Whittington wants to take a few official visits. -- Matt

You're underpaid! Thanks as always for doing that work!

Hahaha, thanks. From your keyboard to the payroll department's collective ears. -- Matt

Hey Matt- Do you have any idea where Wally Judge is headed and if Md would be interested? Thx

Jon: Unfortunately I don't. I believe that he's still in school at KSU, so we probably have to wait a bit for anything substantive on his recruitment. -- Matt

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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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