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5-star PF Jalen Smith signs with Maryland basketball

The Terps have their third official addition of the day.

Maryland basketball’s 2018 class is officially three.

Five-star power forward Jalen Smith, who pledged to Maryland in June, has officially signed his National Letter of Intent.

Smith is the No. 22 overall player and No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2018. He’s Maryland’s highest-rated in-state commit since recruiting rankings came into existence. The Terps have now secured blue-chippers from Mount Saint Joseph in Baltimore in back-to-back years, as Smith will join 2017 signee and current Maryland freshman guard Darryl Morsell.

Maryland has now officially signed all three of its verbal commitments in the 2018 class. Small forward Aaron Wiggins signed in the morning, while Smith and point guard Eric Ayala were announced Wednesday evening. This trio currently makes up the nation’s No. 6 recruiting class, and there are still two scholarships available.

All three players project to be factors in College Park for several years, and Smith’s ceiling is as high as any. His name and Maryland’s have been connected for years, and he’ll officially be with the Terps next season.