Peach Jam Updates
I've already linked this, but live with it. Inside MD Sports had live updates from Nike Peach Jam today, all of which were worth reading. If, for whatever reason, you don't like Twitter, or don't use it, or are lazy, or forgot to check it, here's some of the choice stuff:
I-5 wins 65-63. Jones with 26. Big time, including a strip of K. Marshall in the final seconds.
2011 big man Matt Gorski for Takeover on Md's radar. 6-11 now, said he could be 7-2. Good skills too.
Takeover wins 102-58. Gbinije with 24. Gary watching Houston Hoops and Alex Kirk.
King City Classic Rundown
Yep, even more KCC...
Trevor Cooney — He’s a shooter. He’ll be a shooter at the next level. Didn’t stand out in Cleveland like he did in some of the drills in Akron. Tried to do too much at times but battled even when his shot wasn’t falling. Footwork will be a huge deal and what he should work on –might need to hide him on defense at the next level.
CJ Leslie — Those of you who read my reports from the LBJSA know I fell in love with this kid out of Carolina. Leslie is a shot blocking rebounder extraordinare who makes plays. Goes and gets the ball in traffic and runs the floor tirelessly. Told me Connecticut and Jim Calhoun is tracking him. I imagine a lot of other programs are as well after the week of work he did in Northeast Ohio.
Roscoe Smith — Really like his edge, but it also gets him in trouble when he tries to do too much. Played really well when he let the game come to him instead of trying to force the issue. Will benefit from elite coaching when he gets it. Still raw and needs to work on his decision making.
Terrence Jones — Big lefty (6-8, 220) that does everything well. Scored, rebounded, passed and blocked shots. Playmaking forward, almost a point-forward. Special type player.
Fringe Terp Prospects at Summer East Classic
NBEBasketball has a report on the 2009 Summer East Classic, featuring Baltimore wing Cleveland Melvin and Texas big man Waverly Austin, both of whom are on the Terps' radar.
- Cleveland Melvin was a key cog in the Lake Clifton state championship club of 2008-2009, playing for former SU Orange forward Herman Harried along with Will Barton and company. Melvin, who currently stands 6-foot-8 and weighs about 230 pounds, will take his game to Notre Dame Prep next season and has offers from Missouri, Maryland, VCU, Towson St., George Mason and Xavier with Syracuse and Pittsburgh showing interest. He also hoped to visit Connecticut.
- Waverly Austin is coming off a solid performance at the Reebok All-American camp. Austin told NBE he is projected to grow to 7-foot-1 and is likely to head to prep school for the 2009-2010 season and is looking at Maine Central Institute, South Kent (CT) and others.
2008-09 NBA Season Terps Wrap-Up
A wonderful (if entirely one-dimensional) little blog, Maryland Basketball: Where Are They Now? does exactly what it's title indicates - track the careers of former Terps. They have a statistical breakdown of how all four former Terps did last year in the NBA. Unsurprisingly, Steve Blake leads the way.
Who says Maryland doesn't produce baseball players?
Not Toronto. Probably not Baltimore, now, either. After all, former Terp Brett Cecil shut down the O's on Friday. Kind of bittersweet, actually, but I'll take the series win and a Terp win.
New 2011 Target? Jermaine Sanders
Maybe? Don't know, but saw this in a writeup over at NBE.
Jermaine Sanders‘ game is heating up this summer. Coach Hicks’ latest stallion has added on to his all-around game. The Rice junior has shed the tag of shooter, evolving into a versatile scorer and game changer. Sanders’ summer success has naturally run parallel with his emergence on the recruiting front. Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland are all expressing interest in Sanders.
Basketball playing cousins are two of a kind - USATODAY
Ok, so it's on Will Barton and Josh Selby, neither of which are going to Maryland. However, both Barton and Selby are local kids, so it's worth a read, especially because it's from USATODAY...meaning it's short.
NCSt's top recruit fails to qualify
Lorenzo Brown, a 4 star and the #6 SG in the nation, according to Scout, failed to qualify, meaning he'll have to sit out 2009. Normally, we don't care about this kind of stuff, but when it happens to NCSt, it's just kind of funny.