Weekly recruiting roundup
The Maryland men's basketball program got a boost in the frontcourt Thursday when St. John's Northwestern Military Academy forward Martin Breunig committed to the Terps.
Maryland still has one scholarship to give for the 2011 class. So with Breunig's pledge, where does that leave the Terps in their pursuit of Oakland Mills forward Greg Whittington?
Scorpions coach Jon Browne said in a text message Thursday night that Maryland coach Gary Williams visited Oakland Mills for a practice that day. Williams "specifically told me that there is a full scholarship for Greg should he choose to attend Maryland," Browne wrote.
Browne wrote that he had "a great conversation" with Williams about Whittington, who is also considering Clemson, DePaul, Georgetown and Texas.
Whittington on Wednesday powered Oakland Mills to a win in the District V championship game against Broadneck.
The Howard County champions brought more size, quickness and athleticism to the title game, and it was apparent early. Behind a pestering zone trap and a 23-point performance from 6-foot-9 senior Greg Whittington, Oakland Mills scored the game's first 20 points to come away with a 58-24 win over the Bruins.
• Faust led City in scoring Thursday night in the Knights' 75-59 loss to top-ranked Patterson in the Baltimore City Division I championship game.
Patterson sophomore forward Myrek Lee-Fowlkes scored 11 of his 18 points in the first half to help offset City senior guard Nick Faust (25 points) as the game went to halftime tied at 33.
Aquille Carr scored a game-high 32 points -- including 25 in the second half -- to lead the Clippers.
• Gibbs will lead Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) against Irvington for the Essex County Tournament title on Saturday.
Seton Hall Prep claimed its second consecutive American Division crown behind the leadership of senior guard Sterling Gibbs. The Maryland-bound star averaged 22.9 ppg. in 14 divisional contests.
• SB Nation contributor Adam Zagoria wrote this week about the Washington-area's top basketball prospects, including Terps target and DeMatha center BeeJay Anya.
"He's got a DeJuan Blair-type body," one Atlantic 10 assistant said. "He's a big kid. He can really seal you in deep and score without making any post moves."
"As difficult as sitting on the bench may be, I have confidence in my teammates to play to the best of their ability and pull together to hopefully get a win and go as far as they can in the playoffs."