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MM 5.18: 4-star 2021 guard Ike Cornish lists Maryland in his top six

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

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Maryland men’s basketball just made it past barrier towards adding a top talent to its 2021 recruiting class, making the top six for four-star shooting guard Ike Cornish.

According to his Twitter, Cornish has cut his list to the following schools: Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Xavier, St. John’s, Georgetown and Maryland.

Following a strong junior season at Legacy Charter in Greenville, South Carolina, the 6’6 wing is listed as the No. 78 player in the 2021 class and the No. 16 shooting guard by the 24/7Sports Composite.

Cornish, a Baltimore-native, is one of eight shooting guards that head coach Mark Turgeon has offered in the class of 2021 per 24/7, hoping to restock the supply of backcourt options at his disposal once the current crop departs from College Park. If signed, he would join four-star power forward Julian Reese in Maryland’s current incoming class for the 2021 season.

Cornish is expected to make a final decision on his 17th birthday on Aug. 21.

In other news

Maryland football had a busy weekend, landing Alabama quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and local 3-star 2021 running back Colby McDonald.

Check out Wes’s story on the social media frenzy that ensued following Tagovailoa’s decision.

And as one quarterback comes into the program, another goes out as Tyrrell Pigrome has decided to transfer to Western Kentucky.

Maryland football also posted this sweet clip featuring former Terp Torrey Smith.

Former Terp Bruno Fernando joined a recent Maryland men’s basketball Zoom meeting.

Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller reacted to some highlights from their first season with Maryland women’s basketball.

Five years ago today, Bryan Cole and Joe LaCascio helped lead the Terps over North Carolina to lift Maryland to the 2015 Final Four.

Maryland women’s lacrosse also took fans back in time.

Check out how Maryland baseball’s Benjamin Cowles has been spending his offseason.