Melvin going to UConn

Towson gets Calvert Hall's Lee

Coppin State takes finale at Coppin Center

Morgan wins

November 20, 2009|By Sports Digest

Former Lake Clifton standout Cleveland Melvin committed to Connecticut on Thursday, picking the Huskies over DePaul, Memphis, Seton Hall and South Florida. "When I go to school next year, it's going to be exciting," said Melvin, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward. " Jim Calhoun is a great coach. He's put a lot of NBA players into the league. Rudy Gay, Ben Gordon, Josh Boone, all of them had great impacts on their teams." Melvin, a Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection last spring, averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game as a senior, helping the Lakers to the Class 3A state championship. Melvin is doing a post-grad year at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. "I think his style of play" fits well at UConn, said Anthony Lewis, Melvin's Amateur Athletic Union coach at Cecil Kirk. "He has almost freakish athleticism. ... And you couple that with the ability to get to the bucket, put it on the floor and knock down the mid-range shot, and he's just a natural fit for an up-tempo type of team."

Towson: Calvert Hall small forward Damion Lee will play his college basketball at Towson. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound senior, who chose the Tigers over Quinnipiac, signed his letter of intent Wednesday. Lee, a Baltimore Sun All-Baltimore County selection as a junior, averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game last season.

Men's lacrosse: Maryland signed 11 players to national letters of intent for the 2011 spring season, including several from local high schools: attackman Rustin Bryant (Hereford), defenseman Emmett Cahill (Loyola), midfielder Brian Cooper (Archbishop Spalding) and defenseman Patrick Rhodey (Calvert Hall).

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