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MM 6.11: Maryland men’s basketball offers 2021 JUCO wing Langston Wilson

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Maryland men’s basketball is gearing up for a big 2021 class, which was echoed by the extension of a scholarship offer to junior college prospect Langston Wilson Wednesday.

“It was major for me, just with the fact that it was my first Power Five offer,” Wilson told Testudo Times. “Coach [Matt Brady] being a Philly guy and me being from that area — that was just great to hear and a great offer to receive.”

Wilson played at Bonner-Prendie High School before choosing to attend Georgia Highlands College in 2018.

As a redshirt freshman during the 2019-20 season, Wilson played in 32 games, averaging 10.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, as the Chargers finished with a 24-8 record.

“It was a big learning experience coming off the bench for most of the year,” Wilson said. “I’m playing behind a lot of really good guys ... a lot of guys who can really score the ball in a variety of ways made it whereas there wasn’t much of a burden to score. Rebounding was big, also blocking shots and just being able to guard different people.”

Wilson stands at 6’9, but plays an all-around game a combo guard/forward. He shot 30.8 percent from three-point range, but was also able to finish inside with great leaping ability.

Being an all-around player, Wilson also was able to run the floor well for someone of his size and showed a great ability to put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket.

“The name of the game nowadays is position-less basketball and versatility,” Wilson said. “Being one of those players who can move to different spots is great. It’s what a lot of people are looking for and I’m glad people are able to recognize that I’m a versatile basketball player.”

Maryland’s offer sparked other high-level interest in Wilson, who said he’s heard from Ole Miss and Oregon, while his coaches have talked to St. John’s and Virginia Tech.

“There’s no timeline on my decision right now,” Wilson said. “I plan on taking visits, talking to coaches a lot and just seeing where I fit best.”

Wilson would have two years of eligibility after transferring from the junior college ranks ahead of the 2021-22 season.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball picked up its second class of 2021 commitment as four-star shooting guard Ike Cornish announced his pledge — giving the Terps a top-five class.

Mike took a look at 10 of the best Maryland football players to play in the NFL, and a handful of players who nearly cracked the list.

Head football coach Mike Locksley will be a featured as a guest speaker at the NFL & Black College Football Hall of Fame’s Quarterback Coaching Summit this June.

Director of Scouting Sean Brian breaks down women’s basketball’s greatest players in Episode 2 of the “The Program”.

Student-athletes set a school record with 108 Spring Academic All-Big Ten selections following the spring semester.