Thursday, December 17, 2009

2010 basketball recruiting

Maryland signed three players in the fall signing period for the 2010 basketball recruiting class. Point Terrell Stoglin, wing Mychal Parker and forward Ashton Pankey all signed with Maryland to form a very solid class. Stoglin is an underrated scoring point guard who will give Maryland more quickness at the point than they have had in years and a reliable outside shot. Parker is a dynamic wing player who has room for improvement even though he is already very good. Pankey is a four-feet-from-the-basket kind of inside player who will bring a physical rebounding and defensive presence to a team that needs more depth in both areas. Pankey is dealing with an injury at the moment but might be back for some national broadcast games on ESPN in January. The player who has the most attention for the Maryland fans who are recruiting geeks is guard Terrance Ross from Montrose Christian. Ross is gearing up for a rocket ship ride up the recruit rankings after shunning the summer AAU circuit. Ross did not sign a letter of intent with Maryland in the fall period prompting all kinds of speculation regarding the status of Ross' commitment to the Terps. It wouldn't be the first time that a recruit seemed like he was coming to Maryland but ended up elsewhere. Dave Telep in the ACC Sports Journal touched on the Ross commitment and several other players that the staff is involved with right now. If you are a fan who follows the recruiting rumor mill too closely it is worth a read.

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