Recruiting news is really starting to come in, with both 2009 and 2010 recruits closing in on decisions.
- First up, Terrell Stoglin committed to the Terps today, and we now have video of the Arizona star. He's #20 in green in this video, highlights between San Diego and Stoglin's Santa Rita. I'm pretty impressed by his game, actually. I could see him fitting in pretty early. Maybe it's just my Terp bias, but I could see him blowing up late. His high school (and really that entire area) isn't too well-known so he could get bigger once he gets seen more. He's kinda like the guard version of Jordan Williams.
- Lance Stephenson's decision depends greatly on what Xavier Henry decides to do. Most thought that Henry would quickly commit to Kansas, but that might not be the case. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Henry intends to visit Kentucky before making any decisions. I expect him to formally announce this tomorrow, now that he's had a chance to sit down and talk with his family. I still think he'll end up at Kansas, forcing Lance somewhere else (hopefully Maryland) but now there's enough doubt for me to follow his recruitment.
- If you didn't watch the McD's AA game, you missed some incredible play from Lance down the stretch. The first 36 minutes of the game were lackluster, but once the game was on the line, Stephenson completely changed his game. Here's what NBADraft.net had to say about him:
Lance Stephenson -- 12 pts, 6-11 fg, 0-2 3p, 0-2 ft, 4 rebs, 3 stls, 6 asts, 6 to, 23 min -- Had a rough go of things committing 6 turnovers. Showed good speed in the open floor with the ball, but gets out of control. On one occasion, he got off the ground before passing causing a turnover showing his lack of fundamentals. He did make some solid plays down the stretch including the game clinching pass to Favors. Has a nose for scoring. Really excels attacking the rim off the bounce. On the negative side his feet look awkward, as he runs up on his toes, not fluid. Talented kid with a great body for his age, but below average athleticism for the NBA level and his fundamentals, work ethic, and body language are big concerns.
- Zagsblog has a wrapup of the Henry-Calipari-Stephenson situation, which you may want to read if you're a newcomer to the situation.
- Kristi Toliver competed in the State Farm 3 Point Shooting Contest tonight, but she unfortunately got out in the first round. Apparently, she beat Jack McClinton in a game of horse yesterday. McClinton won the guys' competition, for what it's worth.