Four-star James Graham III will make his commitment official within the week, announcing that he will make his decision on Aug. 17 on his Twitter.
The 2021 forward, listed at 6’8, 205 pounds, will be deciding between Maryland, Auburn, Memphis and Wisconsin.
Graham, who is listed as a four-star recruit by 24/7 Sports and ESPN, has been courted by the Terps longer than other school in his top-four, as the program offered the 6’8 wing back in May. After averaging 20 points per game at Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Graham’s recruiting stock has risen sharply this summer, attracting interest from blue blood programs throughout the Power Five conferences.
Graham has been top priority of head coach Mark Turgeon over the previous months, with the Terps’ position in his top-four reflecting the effort Turgeon and his coaching staff have put toward securing the No. 3 player in Wisconsin.
Graham’s commitment would add to an already strong 2021 class, which features two four-star recruits in Julian Reese and Ike Cornish.
In other news
The Big Ten made it official on Tuesday that the conference was postponing its fall sports season.
2021 three-star offensive tackle recruit Jason Amsler recently visited College Park on his own volition after receiving an offer from the Terps, with Maryland beginning to close in on securing his commitment.
Athletic director Damon Evans and several head coaches of Maryland’s fall sports teams released statements following the postponement of the fall season.
A Statement from Director of Athletics Damon Evans. pic.twitter.com/aLFiMpMNvi— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 11, 2020
A Statement from Head Coach Michael Locksley. pic.twitter.com/OJaTrFtma4— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 11, 2020
A statement from Head Coach Missy Meharg: pic.twitter.com/MbMZjIn2Ou— Maryland Field Hockey (@TerpsFH) August 11, 2020
A Statement from Head Coach Adam Hughes. pic.twitter.com/H9NRO5d1iZ— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) August 11, 2020
A Statement from Head Coach Ray Leone. pic.twitter.com/vbLsmohXy8— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) August 11, 2020
A Statement from Head Coach Andrew Valmon. pic.twitter.com/9GHt8vmwDB— Maryland Track & Field (@MarylandTrack) August 11, 2020
Maryland football players also reacted to the news.
Sheesh this one hurt but can’t cry over spilt milk time to get back to work and get even more ready ‼️‼️— ACE (@Bigtime__ace) August 11, 2020
not a set back, just more time to prepare— Anthony Pecorella (@Ant_Pec21) August 12, 2020
Back to the lab, once again.— Ruben Hyppolite II (@rubenknows1) August 11, 2020
Will be 100% ready for whenever we have to play again... bet on it— NickDeGennaro (@GennaroNick) August 12, 2020