Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

August 10, 2012|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun

With AAU finished for the summer and high school set to start soon, a few major recruiting sites this week posted updated rankings for the 2013 basketball class. Several primary Maryland targets are listed prominently.

In ESPN.com's rankings, Andrew Harrison is No. 2, while Aaron Harrison checks in at No. 4. Roddy Peters, once a fringe Top 100 player, rose to No. 42 nationally, while point guard Rysheed Jordan fell to No. 63. Brandon Austin, a former Penn State forward commitment, is listed at No. 68.

Scout.com, meanwhile, placed Andrew Harrison at No. 2 and Aaron Harrison at No. 3. Austin is ranked as the 36th-best prospect in his class, while Jordan checks in at 49 and Peters is right behind at 53. Terps power forward commitment Damonte Dodd, who will prep this year at Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia, settled in at No. 96.

247Sports.com's composite rankings -- which are created with an "algorithm that compiles prospect 'rankings' and 'ratings' listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services" -- offer a comprehensive picture of where each 2013 prospect stands. In those rankings, Andrew Harrison is 3, Aaron Harrison is 6, Jordan is 23, Austin is 82 and Peters is 85.

** MarylandHoops.net's Edgar Walker spoke this week to Mount St. Joseph guard Phil Booth about which schools are standing out to him.

Georgetown, Maryland, and Villanova are on that list, along with Virginia Tech, Indiana, and SMU.

Ohio State and Syracuse have not offered yet, but are in touch often and are schools that he is significantly interested in.

** DMVElite.com's Marcus Helton caught up this week with Terps target and Suitland point guard Roddy Peters.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A SCHOOL? “A place where me and the coach get along good, and has a good atmosphere and everything.”

** Terps point guard target Kaleb Joseph, a 2014 prospect, impressed Rivals.com contributor A.J. Stokes at the Adidas Nation event in Garden Grove, Calif.

Four-star point guard Kaleb Joseph from the class of 2014 has done a nice job playing a facilitating role in the backcourt. He's taking good care of the basketball and creating off the dribble to set up teammates for scoring opportunities while also using his length and quickness to guard the ball on the defensive end.

** Maryland put in a late offer to Canadian shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, but late last week the four-star shooting guard trimmed his list to Alabama, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Texas and UCLA, according to The Recruit Scoop.

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