There are a few big names out there in Hoops recruiting that the Terps coaching staff has been working on for a while. As a Terps recruiting geek, I enjoy studying who is out there and how we are doing in the recruiting world. To those who may not know them, here are some of our big name Hoops targets for the class of 2015. Diamond Stone- is a highly talented center and a top 10 overall player based in the Milwakee area. There has some early chatter on him noticing how well MD developed Alex Len which turned alot of heads with top 100 hoops prospects. In this case the move to the new conference allows Diamond to have his friends family attend games and go away for a college experience. A lot of elite programs are going after him and Terps are deep at center for this class. Will be an elite one and done player Carlton Bragg- A massively talented PF out of the Ohio area. Getting a top PF is surely high on the Terps wish list. Bino has been working on him and telling him flat out you need to go to Maryland and we want Carlton Bragg! The only snag is the Inside MD Sports.com lists that he is consdering 27 schools. I know we are pushing for him hard. Carlton is a long physical player with both the offensive game and rebounding to help the Terps right away. Franklin Howard- A local top 50 shooting guard who is currently sidelined due to injury. This hasn't stopped Turge and company from pursuing him as he is an elite shooter. There is some chatter that he may be leaning away from MD due to a crowded backcourt but I don't know if that is true. When he would potentially arrive Dion Wiley will be a sophmore shooting guard and I see Peters/ Allen/ Melo as PG rotation. Plus SF position will be soon an area of need with Dez/ Layman soon graduating or going pro. There may be a 3 guard set and Franklin Howard on the court would add a very talented sharpshooter who would get a lot of playing time. These 3 players along with the Georgia big 3 of Daniel Giddens, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Scheffield make up the top 6 targets for the Terps B ball team in 2015 according to Inside MD Sports. I have read nothing but good things about all of these kids and wish they could all come to MD and be a Terp! Keep up the great recruiting work Turge, Bino, Spinelli, and company!