Turgeon said that Damonte Dodd, a 6-10 forward from Queen Anne's County High School, is headed to prep school. Dodd had committed to the Terps back in February but had not signed his letter of intent. Turgeon also said that walk-on Jonathan Thomas of Frederick has decided not to return for his senior year after playing with the team last season.
— via the Sun
Well then. The good news is that he'll get a lot
of games against really good competition, which I do think will bring him along faster than just getting practice time in College Park. And give his standout performances over the past few days, he should be able to more or less walk into a starting lineup of an elite program.
The bad news: he's still technically on the open market, then. He seems to like Maryland quite a bit, but Turgeon & Co. will have to keep tabs on that (which, in all honesty, is good practice anyway). Not a big deal and not worth worrying about, but enough to keep in mind.
Two closing notes. First, where does Dodd go? I'd guess Notre Dame Prep, but he may prefer something closer to home (like New Hope, which is I believe in PG County, or one of the several in the Philadelphia area). Preferences/guesses welcome. Secondly, no Young Kobe or JT? Good lord. You're the man now, Lipinski.