Greivis Vasquez had successful surgery on his ankle to remove bone spurs and "excess" cartilage. He will have a two month recovery period and be ready to play once classes start in September. Vasquez had mentioned that he was a little worn down towards the end of last season which is understandable given he averaged a grueling 37 minutes per game. Hopefully sophomores Cliff Tucker and Adrian Bowie will be able to spell Vasquez a little more often this coming season. Vasquez also acknowledged that he needs to get physically stronger and improve his quickness in a recent interview on umterps.com you can read here.
It will be tough to keep Vasquez off the court because he is by far the best player on the team and Gary Williams will need the junior to provide much of the scoring this coming season. The only thing with more question marks than Maryland basketball in the Washington area is Matthew Lesko's suit.
Much depends on how or if players like Tucker, Bowie and Landon Milbourne progress over the summer, not to mention the mid-major level collection of front court players. It looks like Sean Mosley will make it into Maryland by hook or by crook and Jin Soo Kim will likely reclassify as a 2008 player. Those are both good news because Maryland will need them both from day one. Maryland will probably try to bring in another 2008 player, most likely from the junior college ranks, but fans shouldn't count on that player making much of a difference from the start.