In typical Friday fashion lets talk recruiting. I have some new information regarding Stan Robinson, the VA SG... well come to find out he is actually from Landover MD. I did a piece a few days ago after MD offered so everyone should be pretty familar with the name. Quick refersher, 2013 SG ranked #47 overall by ESPN.
Here is the article from the baltimore sun on him receiving his offer.
Growing up in the shadow of College Park, Stanford Robinson followed Maryland basketball attending the occasional game and becoming a fan of former Terps guard Greivis Vasquez. Little did Robinson know, however, that he’d eventually receive a scholarship offer from the Terrapins.
Getting offered by the hometown school is kind of special because it’s right in your backyard, so it’s a special offer,” he said.
“I like how coach Turgeon is letting them play in a good structure, and I feel like that’s a good thing,” he said. “I wasn’t really paying a lot of attention to Maryland after Gary Williams retired, but with coach Turgeon now I’m going to pay more attention.”
Bad news is that UVA is recruiting him the hardest. Hopefully the hometown team bumps MD up a few notches. Hopefully Hill is inviting him to the UNC game this weekend. Right now he hasnt taken any visits and although UVA has been watching most of his games and showing him a lot of attention, MD being in his backyard definately has the advantage, in terms of exposing him to games and the campus.
Apparently MD is expressing interest in Aaron Calixte. He is a 5'11 PG,
I cant find hardly a damn thing on the kid. I doubt we are really showing that much interest. The other night he played Jake Laymans team and he went off for 29 pts 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Between KP's prized 6-foot-8 Maryland signee Jake Layman, and Calixte -- who has started to garner interest from Division 1 schools, including an offer from Towson
I really wouldnt put to much weight onto the tweet. He is 5'11 and Turge is clearly after large guards... every other guard we are invovled with is atleast 6'3. Not to mention that ESPN or Rivals doesnt even list the kid. The Towson interest also should be obvious that MD is a longshot.
My thoughts: Robinson will be the star piece of our 2013 class. I still believe he will finish around #30 overall and I think Turge will add a PG to compliment him. I think we miss on the twins and Meeks. We end up with Robinson, Jordan, and a 4 star PF that we have yet to hear about. I am thinking a player ranked around a 92/93 and #85 overall.