Maryland and Loyola sign recruits jHC

May 15, 1991

Kurtis Shultz, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward from Randallstown, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Maryland, the basketball player's father said last night.

And Ricky Wohl, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound recruit from Petange, Luxembourg, has signed with Loyola.

Ron Shultz, athletic director at Dundalk High School and a former basketball coach at three area high schools, said his son signed the scholarship agreement Saturday.

Maryland coach Gary Williams was unavailable for comment.

Shultz, who played two seasons at McDonogh before finishing at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, went to the Naval Academy but left after plebe summer because, his father said, "he didn't want to spend nine years in the Navy."

Kurtis Shultz said: "After I left the Naval Academy, I decided to really get into basketball again. I worked out every morning from 6 to 8, and then again at night. On Sunday, I went down to a high school gym in Washington and played against some pretty good players like [ex-Georgetown standout] Michael Graham."

Since leaving DeMatha, where he averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds as a senior, Shultz has grown 2 inches.

Shultz is expected to be used primarily as a reserve power forward, playing behind junior Evers Burns. Shultz will have four years of eligibility remaining.

Wohl has played for five years for the junior national team in Luxembourg and averaged 16 points and eight rebounds in one year at Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif.

"He's a very good athlete, and he wants to learn and become a better player," said Loyola coach Tom Schneider. "He's a bright young man who shoots well and runs the court well. Size-wise, he'll have to to get in the weight room to become stronger."

Schneider found out about Wohl almost a month ago through contacts he has made while conducting basketball clinics in Europe.

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