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Baru replacement options?

ESPN had this story out yesterday:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=5890855

Now that Baru is headed elsewhere and Hubert is still up in the air, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about these write-ups:

Chris Freeman (Greenville, Ky./Muhlenberg County)
2011, PF, 6-5, 210 pounds
Freeman was a terror on the glass, pulling down 16 rebounds (seven offensive). He is a big-time athlete with a college-ready body. He repeatedly made athletic plays around the rim; he finished through contact, although he is a little undersized for a power forward heightwise. Freeman played with consistent energy and urgency on both ends of the floor. Freeman is being recruited by Indiana State, Murray State and Western Kentucky.

Otto Porter
2011, SF, 6-9, 200 pounds
The long, wiry and smooth forward is very skilled and a matchup problem due to his great size and skill level. Porter can score in a variety of ways from anywhere inside the arc with his superior midrange game. He knocks down jumpers off the catch and can make scoring plays off the dribble like a 6-3 wing, but his 6-9 frame allows him to shoot over smaller defenders like they are invisible. He also hits pull-up jumpers going left or right, has the handle to beat his man, and can finish with great body control or pass the ball on the money to an open teammate. He finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight steals in a 71-45 win over Graves County (Ky.). Porter has already taken official visits to Missouri and Georgetown, while Seton Hall, Mississippi, Kansas and Missouri State are also all making a push for him.

Uncommitted 6-7 PF Luke Mergerson (Duncanville,Texas/Duncanville) is an under-the-rim finisher who plays with great urgency. He scores around the rim out to about 15 feet and rebounds at a steady rate on both ends. Mergerson went for 15 points and 19 rebounds against Louisville Ballard.

• Superathletic and strong 6-11 center Lekan Ayaji (Quality Education Academy) was terrific against Christ School. He rebounded at rim level and power dunked drop-off passes to go along with a decent looking turn shot over his left shoulder. Ajayi's game is still in the developmental stages on the offensive end, but his upside is off the charts. Tennessee, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, Florida State, Florida and Kansas are all involved.

 

Freeman seems a little small and it has Porter as a small forward, so I'm not sure if it would be an ideal fit, but if you have any feedback I'd be curious to hear. 

Also, what are the odds of having a 2012 PF/C reclassify to this class and potentially join the Terps, similar to what happened with one of Pitt's recruits?

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