Terrapin News and Notes on Basketball

Wayne VienerContributor IMay 15, 2009

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 10:  Coach Gary Williams of the Maryland Terrapins watches against the Boston College Eagles during the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on March 10, 2006 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Two of more interesting stories out of College Park over the last few weeks have been DeShawn Painter (F/C) choosing NC State over the Terps and that Gary Williams has a twitter account.

The Terps already have Stoglin and Ross for the 2010 back court duo.  A few more big guys would help the Terps get back in the top 25.

DeShawn Painter (forward / center, Hargrave Military) decided that he was recruited over by the Florida Gators and went looking for a new home.  At this writing, he is the 127th ranked player in the 2009 class.  In the end, the choice came down to State and Maryland. 

DeShawn went with the Wolfpack.  As usual, claims were that his handlers directed him to State.  In this case, the handler appears to be his Hargrave coach. Whatever the reasoning, this was a short recruitment period and the Terps lost out, again.

So losing a recruit, this time to beleaguered Coach Lowe of NC State, is not really news. 

What is news is that Gary Williams has twitter account.  For those that tweet, you folks know that twitter is the new platform, similar to a newsgroup email message, that is a  must have.  The 140 character messages are the new in thing.

Now, it may not really be Gary typing the messages.  It is an official University of Maryland twitter account.  It does read as though Gary is actually doing the work.

If so, welcome to the 21st century, Gary.  Now, let's go get a few more big guys and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament.