Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

March 30, 2012|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun

Sixteen schools remain in the running for DeMatha center BeeJay Anya. Maryland, however, is not one of them.

The Terps, who are bringing in one center (Shaquille Cleare) and two power forwards (Charles Mitchell and Damonte Dodd) in the 2012 class, were not mentioned by the four-star prospect in an interview with The Washington Post.

The list includes three members of this weekend’s Final Four: Ohio State, Kansas and Louisville. Also, soon-to-be ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh. The Virginias: U-Va., Tech and West. And in no particular order: Rutgers, Memphis, UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, Notre Dame, Seton Hall and DePaul.

* The commitment of Sam Cassell Jr. to Maryland was confirmed by the Notre Dame Prep coach, Nike Baltimore Elite coach, and the former St. Frances combo guard himself. Cassell's father, however, told CSNWashington.com that those reports were "false."

“He’s considering Maryland. Maryland is still one of his top schools, but it’s not guaranteed that he’s going there. This is coming from his father, not one of his friends.”

* Terps combo guard signee Seth Allen picked up a postseason honor this week.

Woodbridge resident Seth Allen was named to the all-VISAA Division 2 team. Allen, a Maryland signee, plays for Fredericksburg Christian.

* The Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record reports that 2013 point guard Corban Collins has landed three ACC offers, including one from the Terps.

The 6-foot-3, 190 pound point guard played his senior season at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., where he averaged 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds for a team that went 26-8 and reached the National Prep Elite Eight. Collins has offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland, but will remain at Massanutten for a post graduate season.

* After playing in the McDonald's All-American Game this week, Maryland-bound center Malina Howard will take part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game in Denver on Saturday.

Howard was the only Ohioan girl or boy to play in the McDonald’s All-American Basketball Games on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. She scored two points and grabbed five rebounds for the victorious East Team, which defeated the West Team 79-78.

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