Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Roundball starts up

Greivis Vasquez is rumored to be close to making a decision and it could come in the nest few weeks. He visited Virginia Tech last week for their midnight madness celebration. It appears Maryland and VT are the two finalists for the 6-5 Montrose senior guard. It is somewhat unusual for a Montrose kid to commit before the spring but my hunch is that Greivis liked what he saw at Maryland and is confident with his decision. If it sounds like I'm confident he'll be a Terp, I am. I think the Hokie talk is just to hype up the kid's decision and add a little suspense to it. Vasquez would be a nice finish to a underrated 2006 class. He has good ball handling skills which means he could play PG in a pinch, he can shoot from outside, he can pass well and has the size to play up to SF. A very versatile player.

A number of high 2007 recruits attended the Midnight Madness celebration at Comcast center.
Kosta Koufus: a 7 foot giant out of Ohio who has some family in the area and has had several unofficial visits to College Park. Ohio State is going strong for him.
Braxton Dupree: a 6-8 bulldozer from Baltimore who is high on the Terps
Several other local prospects were present including PG Malcolm Delaney who could be a top target for depth at the point.
It seems Gary Williams is back to focusing on bulldog types. Guys who are not highly ranked but are scrapers with lots of motivation. Let's hope he also lands a few guys who can be game changers too. You need a mix of the two types to win.

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