InsideMDSports: 2014 PF Alec Brennan an emerging Terps target

August 08, 2012|By Jeff Ermann | Special to The Baltimore Sun

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At 6-10, with an accurate outside shot and a stellar grade point average, Alec Brennan’s likely going to be finding himself the object of affection for many college programs as his career continues. In fact, the process has already begun.

Brennan, a rising junior at Milton Academy (Mass.), saw his stock rise this summer while playing with the Expressions Elite AAU program. Temple, Seton Hall, Boston University and UMass have already offered, while he’s heard from Maryland, Stanford, Providence, Yale, Harvard and Brown.

“I think a lot of it was my shooting. Last year I didn’t shoot much,” he said. “I’m a face-up four and I’m 6-10.”

What’s Brennan looking for in a school?

“Definitely good academics, but also a good basketball program, good coaches and a good team. Guys I can talk to and stuff like that,” he said.

Brennan, whose AAU teammate Abdul-Malik Abu -- a 6-8 2014 power forward -- has a Maryland offer, said he’s unsure if the Terps have offered, but there’s definitely mutual interest.

“I just talked to one of the coaches [Scott Spinelli] on the phone. Basically, he was just telling me that they’re interested and wants to talk to me more to see if I’m interested in their school,” Brennan said. “I don’t know a lot about it, but I kind of know a couple of guys who are going there from up here -- Jake Layman and the transfer from Michigan, [Evan Smotrycz].

“He told me they saw me at the Hoop Group tournament and liked how I stepped out and shot the ball.”

Brennan’s recruitment is just starting to take shape, and with Maryland’s 2014 prospect list seemingly growing daily, it’ll be a while before the Terps' prospects with him become clear. But he’s certainly a name to keep an eye on.

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