Friday, April 24, 2009

Terps Add Elite 2010 Guard

Shooting guard Terrence Ross of Montrose Christian gave a verbal commitment to Maryland. The junior cannot sign a letter of intent until November but if Ross stays at Montrose his commitment is probably reliable. The 6'5" guard teams with Arizona point guard Terrell Soglin to form an intriguing backcourt of the future for Gary Williams. If you listen to Montrose coach Stu Vetter who has coached many great players over the years none of the players he has coached possessed the package that Ross possesses. At 6'5" Ross has great length for a guard and has tantalizing athletic ability. He runs the floor very well and has an above the rim game that can be breathtaking at times, but Ross isn't just a athlete and is a dangerous from 3-point range or slashing to the basket. If Ross sounds like the complete package he almost is, though he needs to work on his ball handling and defense. Vetter thinks that Ross could be an elite NBA level prospect with some work and will be a fixture for Montrose in the fall. It seems that Ross, originally from Oregon, formed deep bonds with the Montrose family after traveling across the country to gain experience playing at one of the elite high school basketball programs in the nation. The desire to stay close to his new found family at Montrose helped sell playing basketball in College Park to Ross. With Maryland needing some momentum to get the important 2010 recruiting class off to a solid start the landing of a talent like Ross is just what Gary Williams needed. With Greivis Vasquez, Eric Hayes and Landon Milbourne being seniors this coming season Ross may get a chance to come in and play immediately as a freshman in 2010. For more on Ross there is a nice profile from the Washington Post below.

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