Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Montrose Pipeline

Nice article in the Baltimore Sun regarding the reestablishment of the pipeline between Maryland and Montrose Christian, meaning Stu Vetter. The relationship soured after the end of Exree Hipp's career at Maryland, which ended in disappointment along with his fellow seniors like Duane Simpkins. Hipp had been a player for Vetter in high school and after Hipp's senior season ended in acrimony with coach Gary Williams it seems clear that Vetter didn't want any of his players going to Maryland. All that seemed to change with the recruitment of current Terp Greivis Vasquez and now Vetter is coming to games at Maryland in addition to sending two more players to Maryland next year in guard Adrian Bowie and forward Shane Walker. Vetter and Williams now have nice things to say about each other and Maryland is in excellent shape with Montrose and their elite sophomore recruits like Terrell Vinson and Isaiah Armwood. It could be a huge development for the Maryland basketball program if these players continue to come to College Park. Vasquez may have been an even bigger find for Gary Williams than just his excellent play on the court.

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