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Maryland basketball offers 5-star 2018 shooting guard Cameron Reddish

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The Terps are wooing a blue-chip 2018 prospect.


The Maryland men's basketball program offered a scholarship to five-star shooting guard Cameron Reddish, the No. 1 player at his position in the class of 2018, he tweeted Wednesday.

Reddish would be an enormous get, obviously, for all the same reasons that make him a hard get. The Haverford (Pa.) product is listed at 6'8 and 195 pounds, and he's already really good despite his lanky frame.

Here's a scouting report from the fall:

Reddish did not have the most productive or impressive camp, but its notable to at least mention the fact that he's grown about an inch a half and added 11 pounds to his frame in the past year. Judging by his body type and age, just having turned 16 years old, it wouldn't be surprising if he continues to grow. Reddish has an ideal basketball frame, which is likely the main reason why he's generated as much attention as he has in Philadelphia at such an early age, but is still a very early stage of his development from a skills standpoint, even compared to other players his age. 

He has some athleticism and ability to change speeds, but looks extremely passive on the floor and tends to blend in completely and rarely utilizes his physical gifts, seemingly not knowing how to at the moment. He settles excessively for pull-up jumpers and seems to avoid contact around the basket. He has terrific tools on defense with his 6'10" wingspan, but does not display a high energy level and often leaves you wanting a little bit more here as well.

Here's some tape:

Reddish is a long way from college, but he's a strong bet just based on his ranking to be very good. According to 247Sports (linked above), he took a visit to Maryland past weekend, when the Terps were hosting Michigan.

This news slipped under our radar after Reddish announced it Wednesday. He can't sign for well over a year.