Here's a quickie update on the recruiting jungle for the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team.
It appears that Lance Stephenson (pictured above in the McDonald's All-American game) is not going to be a Terp. “Born Ready” is now said to be only looking at Kansas and St. John's. That leaves the Terps in third place and out of the running on this one.
Moving on to NBA Draft scenarios, no one has Greivis Vasquez being drafted. I think he may be back as a Terp for his senior season.
Speaking of the NBA Draft, there are a lot of juniors and seniors on the draft list—not as many "one-and-dones" as I would have expected.
Terrell Vinson of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore will take his national top 50 talent to UMass. The 6'6" guard/forward is said to not have the explosive step to the basket that is needed in the ACC. This has led to him not being as heavily recruited by the big schools. The most well-known program that had interest was the Terps.
In other Terps-related notes, Quintrell Thomas, who was once looked at as a can't-miss power forward prospect, missed. He is looking to get out of Kansas after his freshman year concludes. Q was well liked as a Terps prospect but went with Kansas when the Terps' ardor cooled a bit. Looks like Gary Williams knew what he was doing.
It looks like we are going to stand pat with the roster for now. With Vasquez possibly coming back, we look to finish around fifth in the conference. A lot will depend on the development of Sean Mosely and Dino Gregory. Of course, the addition of Jordan Williams at center will provide a boost as well.