The Maryland Terps Stellar Recruiting Class
Even though March Madness is over and the Kentucky Wildcats have emerged as the top team during the tournament does not mean other programs are not in the process of rebuilding their roster and acquiring more talent. One of the programs I feel made a strong push to gain valuable recruits for the upcoming season is the University of Maryland Terps Basketball program.
The Maryland Terps Basketball program currently has six recruits that have formally committed to them. In addition to that, four out of the six recruits are in the Rivals top-150 list. Those four players are Shaquille Cleare, center from Houston, TX, Jake Layman, power forward from Wrentham, MA, Charles Mitchell, power forward from Marietta, GA, and Sam Cassell Jr., Shooting guard from Baltimore, MD who is also the son of former NBA player Sam Cassell Sr.
However, another reason I feel that the University of Maryland basketball program has done well in recruiting this offseason is based on that tremendous play of five of its recruits in the 39th Annual Capital Classic All-Star High School basketball game in Alexandria, VA. This event was hosted at the historical T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. The main event game, which was between the United States All-Stars and the Maryland All-Stars, gave me the opportunity to witness the game of five of the six University of Maryland recruits and I left the game impressed.
This recruiting class is going to add four quality big men to the rotation with two exceptional guards. Although Sam Cassell Jr. may draw the immediate attention of the media, one player whom I believe had a good showing at the All-Star game and possibly have developed into a good player for the Terps is Seth Allen. He has a very good all-around game and is an outstanding shooter. Be on the outlook for the University of Maryland basketball program it is definitely on the rise.