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Maryland Minute 8.30.09 - Tobias Harris Visit Update, The Strategic Plan For Blah Blah Blah

Tobias Harris visited Maryland this weekend and played pickup. Awesomeness meter: 8 out 10.
Tobias Harris visited Maryland this weekend and played pickup. Awesomeness meter: 8 out 10.

In case you're wondering why there aren't many football updates today: football had the second Saturday practice off, so there's a bit less than normal to draw from.

Tobias Harris Giving Visit Updates on Twitter
Gotta love it:

After a long day need some rest ... Had a good vist at umd ...
Chillen right now .... Playing pickup at Maryland at 6

And after Tyler Thornton said there was no competition there:

@tythornton1 lol I heard Kevin Durrant coming tho lol

Please, please, please have showed up KD. I know you didn't go to Maryland, but if you did, I'm pretty sure Harris would've had the best two unofficial visits possible: the UNC game and playing pickup vs. Kevin Durant at Comcast. Can't beat that. Unfortunately, he doesn't really say if he did:

Just finished pickup went good ... 

Why can't Twitter be more informative?

Cannon's aim: Power Terps' offense - WT
While I still think Torrey Smith is option #1, Adrian Cannon is probably option 1a right now. And the whole "Heyward-Bey mentor" thing is a positive, too.

The Strategic Plan for The University of Maryland Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
I don't have the guts to read the whole thing, but if some enterprising soul wants to read it and give us a full, three-paragraph report, have at it.

CFN's Thoughts on Ralph Friedgen
Very correct, again, but not really groundbreaking:

Ralph Friedgen has been downgraded since debuting with three straight 10-win seasons in College Park. Since 2004, his Terps have gone just 33-28, and the offense—his supposed forte—has been a consistent problem. He still attracts good athletes to Maryland, but the results haven’t even approached his early success.

Summer All-Americans: Harris, Jones
Harris was a shoe-in, Jones was probably competing with Leslie:

Easily the most improved player in the country is this Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollows standout. Harris, a 6-foot-8 forward, made big changes to his body and worked his body fat percentage to below eight percent. At the King City Classic, coaches were floored by his skill set and ability to play inside and out. He kept it up at Peach Jam and in Orlando and solidified himself as a near lock for the McDonald’s All-American game.
In Las Vegas especially, Jones played like a man on a mission. A 6-foot-8, 215-pound face-up forward, Jones played with passion and determination and led I-5 Elite through the Center Stage event. Blessed with a unique game, Jones can do some things inside and out. He's capable of attacking off the dribble, pushing the break and shooting long-range jumpers, as well as scoring in the paint.

DX: Boost Mobile Elite 24 Player Scouting Reports
There are reports on both Roscoe Smith and C.J. Leslie, and both are several paragraphs. Enjoy.

Terrence Jones Mixtape
Terrence Jones, reminding you he's still here.