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Maryland basketball missed out on Ira Lee, but is still recruiting Ikechukwu Obiagu

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Two Maryland basketball targets have made opposite decisions regarding the Terps. Ira Lee, the No. 6 center in the 2017 class, has eliminated Maryland from his top five. He has chosen Arizona, Cal and Oregon as his top three. The Terps seemed to be a distant contender for Lee until he chose them for his top five. Cutting Maryland off does not mean that Turgeon does not have a shot, but it does mean he will spend his time working on other players.

Now, the good news.

Ikechukwu Obiagu, another four-star big man, has said some kind words about Maryland. Obiagu recently released a top six, the Terps being represented.

On Maryland, Obiagu told Rivals:

“They have a really good history with their bigs. Their coach came from Texas A&M where they developed Deandre Jordan and now they have Diamond Stone and some other bigs at Maryland, so I know they know what they are doing. I’ve been to their campus on two unofficial visits and one official and I love the campus. I met all their players, so I feel real comfortable there.”

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