Profit says he will be a Terp

November 02, 1994

COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland men's basketball team has received its first oral commitment in what is expected to be a busy fall signing period for the Terrapins.

Laron Profit, a 6-foot-6 guard, committed to the Terps after making his official visit last weekend.

Jeff Savage, Profit's coach at Caesar Rodney High in Camden, Del., yesterday confirmed the player's decision, according to published reports. The signing period begins Nov. 9.

"He's playing point guard for us, but he'll be a 2-3 [shooting guard-small forward] at the next level," said Savage. "I think he fits well in Gary's system. He's very young, and I think he has a tremendous upside."

Maryland coach Gary Williams, in accordance with NCAA rules, declined to comment.

Profit, who just turned 17, averaged 22 points and seven assists as a junior while leading his team to the state final. He shot 48 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.

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