Weekend wrap: Terps rising for BeeJay Anya?

December 12, 2011|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun

DeMatha center BeeJay Anya has offers from Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, Maryland, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, St. John's, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others.

Over the weekend at the National High School Hoops Festival in Hyattsville, the four-star junior told MaxPreps.com that he has no favorites in his recruitment. But the Terps seem to be in much better shape for Anya's services now than they were last season.

"As a program it's going to be a lot better since (former Maryland coach) Gary Williams left," Anya said. "No disrespect to Gary Williams, but I think (Turgeon) is starting to turn the program around a little."

Check out TerpsInsider.com's interview with Anya here.

* Terps combo guard pledge Seth Allen led Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian to a 59-55 win over Woodberry Forest.

Seth Allen posted 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win.

* The Boston Globe named Maryland-bound small forward Jake Layman one of the area's five boys basketball players to watch.

The versatile 6-8 senior forward is determined to lead the Warriors deep into the Division 2 tournament before heading off to the University of Maryland.

* Terrapin Nation reports that Maryland is among the "many suitors" for Kennedy Meeks, a four-star junior center from Charlotte, N.C.

* The Harrison twins led Travis (Texas) to a 54-45 win over Bush in the championship game of the Outback Tournament.

Andrew Harrison scored 19 points for Travis and was named MVP of the tournament. Aaron Harrison scored 15 points for Travis.

* Maryland women's commitment Chloe Pavlech guided Sycamore (Ohio) to a 56-48 win over Lakota West.

Sycamore senior guard Chloe Pavlech dished out a game-high six assists to go along with eight points to help Sycamore - No. 3 in the Enquirer Division I coaches' poll - improve to 4-1 (2-1 GMC) this season.

Football recruiting

* Terps running back commitment and Gilman defensive end Kenneth Goins was named The Baltimore Sun's 2011 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year.

This fall, Goins had 15 sacks and 61 tackles. He finished his career with 41 sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

* UM defensive end recruit Roman Braglio was named to The Sun's All-Metro first-team defense.

Had 16 sacks, 83 tackles, an interception returned for a touchdown, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

* South Carolina wide receiver pledge Shaq Roland edged out Maryland quarterback commitment Caleb Rowe and three others for South Carolina's Mr. Football award.

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