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February 11, 2011

Weekly recruiting roundup

The Maryland men's basketball program has stepped up its pursuit of one 2011 post target.

Martin Breunig, a 6-foot-9 forward from Germany, was offered a scholarship this week by the Terps, according to

The University of Maryland has offered a scholarship to the German Martin Breunig who is currently playing at SJNMA in Wisconsin. Breunig came to St. Johns Northwestern during the last summer in order to prepare physically and educationally to play Division 1 College Basketball.

Click here for video highlights of Breunig at St. John's Northwestern. also reported that another German forward, Patrick Heckmann, is "getting some interest" from Maryland, Michigan and San Diego.

Greg Whittington powered Oakland Mills to a 57-53 win over Glenelg on Thursday to move the Scorpions to 20-0 on the season.

Things did indeed start opening up for Whittington as the game went on. He ended up finishing with a game-high 20 points to go along with 13 rebounds.

• Terps center target Desmond Hubert helped New Egypt (N.J.) to a 48-23 win over Palmyra.

Behind 7 points and 14 rebounds from Desmond Hubert, New Egypt clinched at least a tie for the BCSL Freedom division on senior night.

Eugene McCrory, a post-grad power forward from Riverdale who drew some Terps interest, committed to Wagner on Thursday.

McCrory, a former Seton Hall commit, chose Wagner over Hofstra and Northeastern in part because of his relationships with Hurley and assistant coach Luke Murray.

• UM women's commitment Lexie Brown starred for North Gwinnett (Ga.) in its 66-44 win over Meadowcreek.

Leading North was Lexie Brown with 22 points, nine steals, eight assists and six rebounds. Ariel Johnson had 20 points, while Peyton Whitted added 11 points.

• Terps pledge Chloe Pavlech reached double figures in Sycamore's 61-22 win over Oak Hills (Ohio).

Alexis Newbolt scored 17 points and Chloe Pavlech added 14 points and six assists for the Aviators.

Football recruiting

• The Washington Post caught up with several Terps football recruits for their reactions to Don Brown's departure for Connecticut.

"I wish, if he knew earlier, that he would have done it before signing day," [Lukas] Foreman said. "I was so mad when I found out, but then I called [Maryland assistant recruiting coordinator Ryan Steinberg] and he told me what happened and everything. [Brown] did it to be with his family. You can't be mad at that."

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:30 AM | | Comments (3)


As usuall, great update Matt. Glad McCrory has found someplace to play. I want to know how you see the terps rounding out their class? Hubert, Whittington, or Breunig? Or do you think they take 2?

Black: It seems like the Terps are making a move on Breunig, and Maryland is one of -- if not the first -- high-major school to offer. Whittington is blowing up, and it looks like he'll take a little time. Hubert's still waiting it out with UNC and the Terps. So I'm not sure if they'll take 1 or 2, but they should have some options. -- Matt

Does Gary maybe hold it against a kid who looked like a sure thing Terp and is now taking his time to decide?

How about a quick writeup about the top players in MD for the next football signing day?

Thanks for your excellent coverage!!!

BuddhaUMD: Thanks for the kind words. I'm hoping to have something tomorrow on some of the best guys from Baltimore in the 2012 class. Maryland should do pretty well with this group. -- 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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