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Maryland Minute - 6.17.13 - Terps' 2014 Basketball Class Sees Rankings Boost

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Maryland's Men's basketball has seen their 2014 class ranking rise up into the top 5 for both ESPN and 24/7 Sports.

USA TODAY Sports

2014 Basketball Class Rankings - ESPN
In case you missed it, ESPN now has Maryland's 2014 class ranked...#3 in the nation (I believe that was BEFORE the Nickens commitment.

2014 Basketball Recruiting Team Rankings
247 Sports now has Maryland as #4 in the class of 2014.

Jared Nickens on Terps commitment: ‘I just fell in love with Maryland’

Sitting down to dinner with his parents, Turgeon, Wells and Maryland’s coaching staff at the Washington D.C. Capital Grille, Nickens tapped his water glass and rose up from the table. "I’d like to make an announcement," he said. "I’d like to thank Coach Turgeon for recruiting me, and I want to become a Terp."

Really cool insight about how and why Nickens committed to Maryland. I like how the entire team embraced him and made him feel like he was one of them.

Future Terps enjoy one last night of their high school careers at Big 33 Classic - baltimoresun.com
Cool piece on some future Maryland football players...but one of the more interesting components of this article are the uniforms that Maryland team wore. I wonder if you'll see something similar from UA in the future...

B1G 2013 - Finding the Hate for Maryland
In case you missed it, Off Tackle Empire finished out their "Maryland" week with their Friday hate piece. They do this for every B1G team, so don't take it too personally. But go check it out.

Terps Trio: Danny O'Brien, signees at Big 33, hoops recruit rankings - baltimoresun.com
>Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Barker and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports, including Danny O'Brien.

Maryland Basketball: A Look At Terrapins' Alex Len's Draft Stock
Here's a not so good review of Alex Len's draft stock with pretty much zero analysis into the reasoning behind why the author thinks he won't be a top ten pick.

NCAA President to Form Council of Athletic Directors - WSJ.com
I'm not a big fan of NCAA president Mark Emmert, so I'm glad he agreed to form a council of athletic directors who would meet regularly with him and his senior staff, starting in July.

Will the Demon Deacons ever wake back up? -- college basketball - ESPN
Poor Wake. I really do hope they turn it around.