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MM 11.25: Maryland men’s basketball extends offer to 2022 five-star AJ Casey

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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This past Monday, Maryland men’s basketball officially extended a scholarship offer to 2022 five-star power forward AJ Casey.

The Chicago native ranks as the nation’s 20th best overall player and sixth best player at his position, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Casey, who currently attends Whitney Young High School, possesses great athleticism at 6’8 and 180 lbs. In addition to his rim-protecting ability on the defensive side of the ball, he is a multi-faceted scorer who can finish both around the rim and from the perimeter.

Whitney Young is Casey’s third school in the past three years, attending Simeon and Tinley Park, respectively the two years prior. In his sophomore year at Tinley Park, Casey put up an eye-popping stat line of 22 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.2 blocks per game, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

There is a very long way to go in Casey’s recruitment, but a commitment would go a long way for head coach Mark Turgeon and the Maryland program. Casey will be a tough get, as he also has offers from the likes of Gonzaga, Illinois, Indiana and more. Currently, four-star point guard Paul Lewis is the lone commit in the Terps’ 2022 recruiting class.

In Other News

Lila wrote a feature on the development of Maryland men’s basketball center Chol Marial.

Henry covered how Eric Ayala’s combination of size and speed makes an ideal candidate to be Maryland’s next lead point guard.

Mike previewed the Terps’ first game of the season against Old Dominion.

All three of Maryland’s biggest teams are in action this week.

Xfinity Center is calm and ready for the basketball season to finally begin.

Maryland men’s basketball was getting its last practice in before Wednesday’s opener against Old Dominion.

Faith Masonius is poised for a big sophomore year for Maryland women’s basketball.

Maryland football was finally back practicing in pads after its pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak within the program.

Maryland baseball is looking forward to the upcoming season.

Midfielder Shaylan Ahearn got the spotlight for Maryland women’s lacrosse yesterday.

The Big Ten was well represented in the first edition of this year’s College Football Playoff rankings.