247 Sports came out of with their updated rankings for the 2014 basketball recruiting class today and several Maryland commits and targets made some big moves in both directions. First, starting with the good news Melo Trimble was a big riser in the rankings moving up 27 spots to number 38 and is now the highest ranked of the three Terp commits. Nine spots behind him was Dion Wiley who dropped 10 spots to number 47. The final member of the current trio of the Terp 2014 class, Jared Nickens, dropped seven spots to 160.
Of the current Terp big man targets to round out the 2014 class, Goodluck Okonoboh checks in first after climbing 3 spots to number 19. Trayvon Reed is next after falling 1 spot to number 55. Ten spots behind him is Paschal Chukwu, who like Trimble moved up 27 spots in the rankings to #65. Now considered a long shot for the Terps, Abdul Malik Abu comes in at number 71 after falling 4 spots. Obi Enechionyia fell one spot to #87. Martin Geben, Wiley’s AAU teammate on Team Takeover, narrowly makes the Top 100 coming in at 98, dropping 1 spot in the rankings. The final name connected to Maryland of the big men is raw talent, Chinanu Onuaku, who took a big plunge in the rankings dropping 66 spots all the way to 117.
Phil Booth, who now appears unlikely to be a Terp, dropped 6 spots to #74.
Some other players, who had Terp interest at one point include: Kevon Looney at #9, Rashad Vaughn at #12, UNLV commit Dwayne Morgan rose 8 spots to #22, Terry Larrier at #31, Donte Grantham at #83, and Georgetown commit Tre Campbell came in at #150.
If anyone had any other players of interest that I didn’t mention you can access the complete list of 247 players at this link http://247sports.com/Season/2014-Basketball/RecruitRankings?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool
Thoughts on the rankings?