Day One at the Booplex didn't bring much in the way of information for Maryland fans; no one had a breakout performance ala Will Barton or Justin Coleman last year.
The most notable news probably has to do with 2012 prospect Tyler Harris, the little brother of a certain Tobias Harris. If Tobias really was as close to choosing Maryland as we have been led to believe, then you have to figure the Terps have a pretty solid shot with Tyler, too. And that's a good thing, because he apparently lit it up yesterday. From Eric Bossi:
The younger brother of 2010 McDonald's All-American Tobias Harris, Tyler could be heading down that same road. A skinny 6-foot-6 lefty, Tyler is a natural small forward with a high skill level and lots of energy. He gets tips at the rims, scores off the dribble and hits some jumpers. He's lacking in strength, but does have good lateral quickness and overall athleticism. Watched him go for 28 in a win over the Southern Kings #2 team in the 16's.
Via Twitter, Bossi said that Tyler "went bananas". Looks like 2012 could either be awesome or awful, depending on who Maryland lands: Justin Anderson, Isaiah Miles, Daquan Cook, John Crowder, and Harris are all major potential targets for two or three scholarships.
And I'm sure some of you (like the ones that voted Jabari Brown fourth in the TTBB) will like this: Jabari Brown also had a great day, which might raise his stock even further. Again from Bossi:
Jabari Brown just went nuclear with a 25 point 2nd half for the Oakland Soldiers. College ready wing scorer.
Per IMS, he didn't miss a shot in the second half (although also per IMS, he only had 18 in the second half). Regardless, it's clear that Brown can light it up, and if you wanted him before, you probably want him even more now. And I'm okay with that: he looks like a player.
A few more final notes: looks like I need to do some more work on the database (in the process of adding Rod Days as we speak) because Scottie Wilbekin has emerged as a legitimate target. Dave Telep said he's improved and "plays the game the right way". Paging Gary Williams: Plays The Right Away alert.
Remember the Grant Brothers? Jerai at Clemson, Jerian who's headed to Notre Dame, and Jerami at DeMatha. Well, start recruiting Jerami hard: Telep said he'll be the best of the trio and "it won't be close". Considering that Jerian was ranked 92nd in the country and Jerai is poised for a breakout year, that's pretty high praise.
Rivals' roundup was pretty tame for Maryland news this time around, but it does have one interesting note: Maryland is apparently recruiting 2012 NY guard Omar Calhoun. 2012 could be a very good year.
That's all for the moment. Hopefully Day Three will bring us that blow-up we're craving.