Antonio Barton expected to announce his choice Sunday
Antonio Barton, a Baltimore native and former Memphis guard, will announce Sunday afternoon where he is transferring. Will Barton, Antonio's brother and a Portland Trail Blazers guard, posted the news on his Twitter account Tuesday night. Antonio Barton, a Lake Clifton graduate who is considering Maryland and Tennessee among other schools, would be eligible to play next season because he plans to graduate from Memphis this summer. He's an appealing option for Maryland, which has been in search of guard depth since Pe'Shon Howard's decision to transfer earlier this spring. Barton, a close friend of Maryland guard Nick Faust, visited Maryland last weekend.
More men: Martin Breunig, the last Maryland player signed during the Gary Williams era, is transferring to Montana after two underwhelming seasons at Washington. Breunig pledged to Williams in the spring of 2011 out of St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis. The native of Leverkusen, Germany, picked the Terps over offers from Virginia and several mid-major programs. When Williams retired and Mark Turgeon was hired, however, Maryland parted ways with Breunig, who later signed with Washington. Breunig appeared in just nine games for the Huskies as a sophomore, averaging 0.1 of a point and 0.8 of a rebound. ... Gerrae Williams, a 2011 Aberdeen graduate, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Mercyhurst, a Division II program in Erie, Pa. Williams, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, has spent the past two years at Cloud County Community College in Kansas. He averaged 20 points, four assists and four rebounds as a senior at Aberdeen.
Women: The all-time leading scorer in program history, Shanae Baker-Brice, returns to Towson as the director of basketball operations. Baker-Brice played in 121 games for the Tigers from 2006 to 2010. She led Towson to 71 victories, including 37 in Colonial Athletic Association play. As a senior, Baker-Brice broke Danielle Barry's career scoring mark (1,555), finishing with 1,806 points.
Hopkins' Lynch honored as Centennial's best
Johns Hopkins senior first baseman Jeff Lynch was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and made the All-Centennial first team, which also included McDaniel senior pitcher Zach Jones, Hopkins junior pitcher Tyler Goldstein, Hopkins senior catcher Ryan Zakszeski and Franklin & Marshall senior second baseman Aaron Gillette (Beth Tfiloh). The second team included Gettysburg senior pitcher Ryan Taylor (Loyola), McDaniel junior first baseman Marshall Betts, Hopkins senior shortstop Kyle Neverman, Hopkins senior third baseman Chris Wilhelm, McDaniel senior outfielder Pat Christopher and Washington College senior outfielder Sean Connole. Hopkins sophomore pitcher Jake Enterlin and Washington College freshman outfielder Bryan Baquer received honorable mention. ... Frostburg State junior outfielder Kevin Kean (Old Mill) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and made the All-CAC first team, which also included Frostburg State junior catcher Dylan Shupe and senior second baseman J.K. Filauro; Salisbury sophomore pitcher Dan Fein, junior first baseman Quinn Griffith, junior second baseman Johnny Schiotis, sophomore third baseman Bobby Sanzone (Mount Carmel), senior outfielder Nick Gentry (Bel Air), junior outfielder Bill Root and senior designated hitter Evan Graci; St. Mary's senior shortstop Corey Napier; Wesley senior pitcher Jordan Lozzi (Fallston); and York senior third baseman Justin Cohen (Old Mill). The second team included Frostburg State junior pitcher Kenny Georgius (Westminster), junior outfielder Rob Jennings (Meade) and senior first baseman Jon Keeler; and Salisbury sophomore first baseman Austin Barefoot, sophomore pitcher Brett Collacchi and senior pitcher Andrew Levy (North Carroll). Salisbury's Doug Fleetwood was named Coach of the Year for the 10th time. ... UMES outfielder Tre-von Johnson was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week.