Maryland Basketball: Sean Mosley Expected to Qualify

Brett GellmanCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2008

Sean Mosley, the gem of Maryland's 2008 recruiting class, is expected to academically qualify and join the Terrapins roster in the fall, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Mosley was ranked by Rivals as the 11th-best shooting guard in the country, earned Player of the Year honors from the Sun, and, alongside Henry Sims (who committed to Georgetown), was one of the top players in Baltimore, if not the entire state of Maryland.

This is quite a bit of good news for Terp fans after what has been a tumultuous recruiting period.  Mosley is a highly competitive, hard-nosed player who has been trying to reach a qualifying score on his SAT after signing a Letter of Intent with Maryland last summer.

He had one more chance to take the exam a few weeks ago—otherwise he would've had to prep for a year.  Fortunately, it appears Mosley achieved a satisfactory score on his final attempt and will subsequently be approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

After the losses of Tyree Evans and Gus Gilchrist, a worst case scenario would've involved Mosley failing to qualify, whereby no scholarship players would've been brought in for the upcoming season.

With the likely addition of Steve Goins (there have been conflicting reports as to whether Goins has officially committed or not) and the positive news regarding Mosley, things may not be as bad as they appear in Garyland

In fact, Jin Soo Kim, a Korean small forward with excellent shooting skills, has reclassified himself as a 2008 player and may join the Terrapins this fall as well.  Kim was originally a 2009 commit but has already met the requirements to graduate early and has the opportunity join the team a year earlier than expected.

Should that be the case, a 2008 class of Mosley, Kim, and Goins would be solid given the ups and downs of recruiting this season.