Maryland Minute 8.16.09 - Wujciak Named to Bednarik Watch List, Portis Update

Alex Wujciak makes the Bednarik Award Watchlist. Unlike DRS, could he contend? Image via Daylife

Not a lot of stuff this weekend. Might not be normal MM quality.

Wujciak on Bednarik Watch List
Alex Wujciak joins Travis Baltz and Da'Rel Scott as the watch-listed Terps. Had to expect it.

Ex-Terp Update: Josh Portis - TWT
Nice update on Josh Portis, who now plays for California, Pa., a DII powerhouse. He'll have two years of eligibility, and he'll probably be the most talented guy in whatever conference he'll be in. He also doesn't seem at all bitter, so there's no bad feelings on my part.

No one picking Da'Rel Scott
He may've been picked for the Doak Watchlist, but it doesn't look like anyone is actually watching him.

Scrimmage Injuries - Pat Stevens
Pretty calm so far, with no big injuries. Pat Stevens runs down the minor ones - Caleb Porzel's mild MCL sprain, Phil Costa's knee, and Anthony Wiseman's knee.

2011 Prospect Achraf Yacoubou Profile
Maryland looks to be involved with NYC guard Achraf Yocoubou, who attended the same HS as Tobias Harris last year.

His current list includes Connecticut, Villanova, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Maryland, Florida, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma and Rutgers. "All of them [have offered] except for Florida," the 6-4, 200-lb. Yacoubou said.

DX Early HS Scouting Reports: Anderson, Jones
From Draft Express, a site I really like.

While obviously it’s way too early to be talking about a player who just finished his freshman year of high school, it was tough not taking notice of the talent that Justin Anderson displays. Not only does the lefty bring great physical tools to the table, highlighted by a great frame, wingspan and athleticism, but he also looks to be a very smart, tough, active player with a pretty nice stroke. He competed non-stop, defended extremely well and also did a great job crashing the glass. Already ranked by ESPN as one of the top five players in the 2012 high school class, Anderson has quite a future ahead of him if he continues to work hard and doesn’t let the hype go to his head.
One of the fastest-rising players in the 2010 class based on his play this summer, Terrence Jones (#34 Scout, #15 Rivals, #16 ESPN) didn’t disappoint in the least bit when we went out to see him in the GBOA tournament in Las Vegas. A 6-8 tweener forward with solid athleticism and a nice frame, Jones does a little bit of everything for his team. He likes to play primarily facing the basket, where he shows a nice first step and the ability to attack his man off the dribble going either left or right. Not blessed with great advanced ball-handling skills at this point—he’s mainly a two-dribble guy without much of a mid-range game—Jones does an excellent job using shot-fakes to create space and takes the ball very strong to the rack.

There's a lot more on Jones, but 1) I didn't want to steal clicks, and 2) I didn't want to clutter the post. Check the link for an extra three paragraphs.

Tobias Harris Part of "New York's Banner Year"
But he's beaten by a four star DE and a lacrosse player. Some list.

Apparently The Loss of a 1000+ Yard Rusher Doesn't Hurt Hokie's ACC Shot
Oh, to have that depth (well, we have it at RB, but everywhere else, too). All five of Rivals' analysts say so, and I actually kind of agree.

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