Maryland Minute - 7.25.13 - Could Chinanu Onuaku Be the Final Piece to the 2014 Recruiting Class?

Jamie Squire

Is Chinanu Onuaku the final piece to Maryland's 2014 basketball class? Also in today's Maryland Minute - Former Terps suiting up in an Alumni Basketball league, more notes from ACC Media Days, and much more.

InsideMDSports: Chinanu Onuaku 'hit it off' with two Terps commitments - baltimoresun.com
This link was shared in the comments of yesterday's MM, but thought it was worth posting again.

Of note:

"I guess that at the NBA camp, he got a strong rapport with Melo and the other kid that’s going to Maryland, and they kind of hit it off really well," said Onuaku’s high school coach, Lou Wilson. "And they were talking about him committing to Maryland right away, and I guess he came away thinking about committing then."

But it looks like, Onuaku is still going to wait a while before deciding:

But the 6-foot-10 power forward tapped the brakes after returning home, deciding to let his recruitment play out for a little while, or perhaps longer. Onuaku, who later visited Maryland and watched the NBA Draft with the team, isn’t ready to seal the deal -- or even name a few favorite schools.

"He really is close to the vest," Wilson said. "At one point he was thinking about making a decision, but now I think he’s planning to do it around the middle of the season, or maybe even at the end of the season."


Sky Is The Limit For Terps Target Goodluck Okonoboh - Terrapin Station - A Maryland Terrapins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Another Maryland target, Goodluck Okonoboh, is profiled by the guys at Terrapin Station.

Six former Terps take the court in alumni basketball league - The Diamondback : Blogs
This. Is. Awesome. Definitely want to check it out. Brings back a lot of memories.

New Maryland linebackers have big shoes to fill
Last season, the Terrapins sacked opposing quarterbacks 28 times, sixth in the ACC. Just 16 percent of those sacks (4.5) return this season, with 13.5 sacks gone from the linebackers alone.

Maryland football: What you need to know from ACC media days (and what's left to learn) | syracuse.com

The folks at Syracuse.com give their recap of Maryland from ACC media day.

Hopkins, Terps lacrosse get oral commitments from rising sophomores - Baltimore Sun

Nice get for the Terps:

Attackman Preston Faecher of Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach, Calif., has picked the Terps. A member of the West Coast Starz, he attended Adrenaline High Rollers, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, Adrenaline Challenge, Adrenaline Showcase and Shootout, Terrapin Classic and Adrenaline Black Card. He also considered Ohio State, Michigan, Hopkins, Duke and Harvard.

MYSTICS: Latta & Langhorne Named to WNBA All-Star Team
Congrats to former Terp Crystal Langhorne, who was selected as a reserve for the 11th Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star game to be held this Saturday, July 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

Non-Maryland Links:

Here are a few links you might find interesting, but aren't tied directly to Maryland, but still worth reading:

VIDEO: Florida State's Nick O'Leary, grandson of Jack Nicklaus, survives horrifying motorcycle crash - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary, the grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, amazingly survived a horrific motorcycle crash, of which Tomahawk Nation obtained video. The folks at Tomahawk Nation tracked down this video, so great work by them. Insane that he walks away from this.

What BHGP Means to Me - Black Heart Gold Pants

Amazing Fanshot by an iowa Hawkeye's fight against cancer. Check it out. Here's what the SBN Manager for that site had to say about this piece:

A few years ago, we at BHGP stumbled upon a commenter by the handle of OhioHawk. He was immediately intriguing because he wrote in 2-7 word bursts, line by line. We thought he was working from an oddball iambic tetrometer or something. We then went to Purdue for a game a couple of years ago and met the man, and found out that he writes that way not because he is the Big Ten poet laureate. Rather, he is on an oxygen tank with a speech translator on his CPU. He had cancer and survived it. And OhioHawk regaled us with stories of Iowa City in the 60s -- stories I really can't repeat here -- that made us fall over laughing. In 2-7 word bursts of genius.

OhioHawk found out last week that the cancer is back, and he goes under the knife Thursday, and he came to BHGP for a little help.
Just shows the great sense of community that SBNation sites have and why it's such a joy to write for y'all.
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