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MM 3.30: Maryland men’s basketball offers 2021 4-star point guard Bobby Pettiford Jr.

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

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Maryland men’s basketball officially cemented itself in the race for Bobby Pettiford Jr. Monday, extending an offer to the four-star point guard.

Pettiford, the No. 88 player in the 2021 class, had previously signed with Louisville, but was released from his NLI earlier this month.

The North Carolina native is a four-star prospect (0.9622), who is listed as the No. 14 point guard and No. 5 player from his state in the 2021 class.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff had a virtual meeting with Pettiford, according to Stock Risers, and that meeting left a good impression.

The Terps’ 2021 class sits at No. 44 in the nation, but only includes the likes of four-star power forward Julian Reese and four-star small forward Ike Cornish due to James Graham III enrolling early. The addition of Pettiford would move Maryland’s class to No. 18 in the nation.

In other news

Dylan gave three takeaways from Maryland women’s basketball’s deflating Sweet 16 loss.

Lila detailed the passion of Maryland men’s basketball assistant Orlando “Bino” Ranson.

Julian profiled Danny Maltz, who is building on his brother’s strong legacy for Maryland lacrosse.

Maryland baseball came alive in the final game of its pod series, defeating Ohio State, 9-3.

Maryland women’s lacrosse fell to Northwestern, 20-10, after a slow start to the second half.

Maryland athletics has announced guidelines for the safe return of fans for the remainder of the spring season.

Former Maryland men’s basketball guard Dez Wells has been balling out in China.