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February 18, 2011

Weekly recruiting roundup

When Angelo Chol committed to Arizona on Thursday, Desmond Hubert took note.

North Carolina was involved with both 2011 big men, but with Chol now out of the picture for the Tar Heels, their focus could turn to Hubert. ZagsBlog.com spoke to Hubert about how Chol's choice affects him.

Had Chol picked the Tar Heels instead of the Wildcats during his Thursday press conference at San Diego Herbert Hoover High, Hubert might have headed to Maryland by default.

Instead, Hubert is still considering both schools.

Asked what he planned to do now, Hubert said, “I’m not sure. I’m going to see if I can take a visit to UNC.”

• Maryland forward target Greg Whittington powered Oakland Mills to a win over Mount Hebron on Thursday, clinching a perfect regular season for the Scorpions.

Whittington led all scorers with 34 points – nearly outscoring the opposition all by himself. And that allowed the Scorpions to rewrite the history books with their 22nd victory of the season, a 58-38 wire-to-wire win.

• Terps shooting guard signee Nick Faust helped City finish the job Monday night against Edmondson.

Nick Faust finished with 30 points Monday as No. 7 City closed out a 64-52 win over No. 4 Edmondson at Northwestern in a game that was suspended Feb. 4 after a fight broke out in City's stands.

• Baltimore Sports and Life conducted a Terps recruiting Q&A with Rivals.com's Jerry Meyer. The first question for Meyer was about UM point guard signee Sterling Gibbs.

“Gibbs is a nice all around player who can play both the point and the two. He is not the biggest guy nor the most athletic player and that has affected his ranking. But he is smart and skilled and will be a solid contributor at Maryland.”

• The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Menomonee Falls (Wis.) forward J.P. Tokoto has narrowed his list of schools to Marquette, Wisconsin, and six others.

The other six in the mix are Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina and UCLA. Ritchie Davis, Tokoto's club coach with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, said Tokoto plans to make his final decision soon after the conclusion of the spring grassroots season.

• The Washington Post's Josh Barr caught up this week with BeeJay Anya, a sophomore center from DeMatha who claims offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, St. John's and Texas.

"Texas, they're very good with their big men, so is Georgetown, which is known for their big men," Anya said. "And Maryland, I see what they've done with Jordan Williams. He's a very good player. They said I can be somewhat like him, hopefully."

• Maryland women's commitment Lexie Brown was North Gwinnett's second-leading scorer in its win over Meadowcreek (Ga.).

Johnson scored a game-high 24 points, while Brown added 23 and 10 assists as the Bulldogs rolled to an 89-65 win Wednesday afternoon at Mill Creek High School.

Football recruiting

• Gilman athlete Cyrus Jones, a prime Terps target, landed two big offers in recent weeks.

“I got an offer earlier tonight from Miami and then Notre Dame offered last week,” he said. “I’m really excited. I mean, Miami and Notre Dame, who wouldn’t be excited.

• DeMatha linebacker Sam Lebbie is up to five scholarship offers.

“I have received more offers,” said Lebbie. “West Virginia, Illinois and Vanderbilt have offered me.”

These three offers join previous offers from Maryland and Rutgers.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 12:00 PM | | Comments (6)
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Comments

Oh the Hubert Chronicles... Matt do you think we should move on cause the longer this drags out the more I suspect he's in it for himself? Wasn't he basically signed sealed delivered at one point?

Ardmore Ari: I think the Terps should stay involved for the long haul, but obviously continue to go after Whittington and Breunig. They want to cover all their bases, and it doesn't hurt to keep your options open. Plus, Hubert brings a different element defensively. -- Matt

Hubert is gone, time to move on

Matt-

I'd move on from Hubert'. He doesn't wanna play here.


Let him sit at UNC.

Listening to Gary on his show is concerning. He is dillusional about the program.

Why do these recruits wan't to keep going to places like Kansas, UNC, Duke, Kentucky,Fla, Louv, ect. to sit the bench. When they could almost start for MD???
What did that do for Joe Smith?? And now Williams.
GO TERPS

re ryan ... talk about dillusional ... it's DELUSIONAL (explains a lot about ryan's comments if you ask me)

more importantly ... anxious for next bb game to see if the momentum is alive and well

Unfortunately, I agree with most of the posters. I can't believe I just typed that!

Hubert is mezmorized by the UNC program. Yes, he will go there and won't live up to his capabilities because RW is an awful coach. Whittington will go to GT and get barried underneath their depth chart. I'm not sure about Breunig.

I don't see JW leaving this year. I think he will evaluate his draft status like GV did after his junior year -- someone not associated with Maryland will tell him exactly what he needs to hear -- he's not NBA ready yet.

That all being said -- it will be a shame if/when these guys go elsewhere because we would have a top 10 program next year with the addition of one more quality big man. Faust is the real deal. Stoglin will be ACC player of the year before he leaves. He is that good. BTW, not to pat myself on the back, but I was preaching that prior to the season opener. Watching his HS games -- you could tell the kid was a flat out scorer -- very similar to how I thought about GV in his freshman year against Illinoi. Anyone else remember when he scored like 10 points in 30 seconds to get us the win?

Although...remember when Illinois had Williams, Head, and Dee Brown? 3 Guard attack? I could see a pretty nasty Faust, Stoglin, Howard lineup with Hawk and JW next year. Not to count out Mosley, but that's a scary offensive line up right there.

Go Terps!

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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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