The Justin Anderson Potential De-Commit (Don't Panic) Thread

Where's there's smoke there's fire and things are burning in Charlottesville right now.  Unfortunately, folks from DBR on down are confirming reports that Justin Anderson may switch his commitment to Virginia.

This is a double kick in the groin.  Not only would Maryland lose its first 5-star recruit in years; but we'd lose it to our rival (an inferior rival at that!).  Ouch.  Even more confounding is that I'm hearing reports that one of the factors leading to this situation is the hiring of Dalonte Hill.  Apparently, the Andersons (Justin and his Dad) aren't big fans of Mr. Hill.  Ouch.

If true, this could only happen to Maryland.  I mean talk about irony.  After years of losing the area's top recruits to carpetbaggers like Texas, Kansas State, UConn, et.al.; the new Terps staff ponies up for a big-time AAU recruiter in Dalonte Hill.  Now, after FINALLY landing an elite talent from the area; we are likely to lose him because Hill is now on staff.  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Of course, this report is not confirmed and it is just above speculation at this point; but the timing makes sense.  Hill was hired on Monday and Anderson could de-commit by Friday?

This really sucks; but it's not time to panic.  Anderson will be a star in the ACC; but the Terps staff has barely hit the ground and already has one 2012 kid locked up (Seth Allen).  For all we know, Turgeon, Ranson, Spinelli, and Hill could land a 5-star swingman next week and reel in the much coveted Shaq Cleare too.  Who knows?  It's too early to go crazy over this.  However, the hiring of Dalonte Hill was a major move for the program and a departure from the way that things have been done under Gary Williams.  It is really unfortunate that the first thing to happen as a result of the hiring is that we lose the best recruit we have -- to Virginia.
Author: Jeremy | 5/19/2011 9:00:01 AM | Tags: justin anderson, dalonte hill, recruiting |

Nick Faust Recommits

Well the hits just keep on coming. Via his Twitter feed, Baltimore Sun Terps beat writer, Matt Bracken just confirmed Nick Faust's re-commitment: @MattBracken Nick Faust is back on board with Maryland, his father Anthony said in a text. Hallelujah!  With the addition of Asst. Coach Dalonte Hill; Nick Faust's re-commitment makes today f [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/17/2011 6:31:44 PM | Tags: nick faust, martin bruenig, recruiting |

Dalonte Hill Is Joining Turgeon's Staff

It's official!  Uber-Assistant Dalonte Hill is leaving his post at Kansas State University to join Coach Turgeon's staff at MD.  Here's a link to the Post article confirming the story:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/post/u-md-basketball-dalonte-hill-to-join-mark-turgeons-staff/2011/05/16/AFbQwp5G_blog.html [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/17/2011 9:50:05 AM | Tags: dalonte hill |

Sterling Gibbs Is Texas Bound

Sterling Gibbs will not be enrolling at the University of Maryland this Fall. He made it official on his Twitter feed. Gibbs is a great kid and only a crazy Terp fan would hold this decision against him. Mark Turgeon got the Point Guard he wanted on Saturday when Seth Allen committed to the Terp Class of 2012.  Sterling Gibbs found a great [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/16/2011 5:40:01 PM | Tags: sterling gibbs, seth allen, dalonte hill |

Turgeon General Lands First Terps Recruit

Gary Williams retired less than 10 days ago, yet new coach, Mark Turgeon has already landed his first recruit. 6'2" PG Seth Allen committed to the Terps this afternoon after visiting the campus.  Allen is from Fredericksburg, VA and had been recruited by Turgeon while he was still at A&M.  Allen is nowhere to be found on any [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/14/2011 6:55:19 PM |

Et Tu Nick Faust?

The off season has reached Shakespearean proportions. Too much drama and heartache.  Don't get me wrong, the Terps navigated the departure of a Legend and landed a fantastic coach whom we will all love for years to come.  But... The Terps now have no 2011 recruits signed.  Nick Faust made it official this afternoon when he joined [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/12/2011 5:55:12 PM |

Are Gibbs and Bruenig Gone Or Just In Limbo?

That's the million dollar question isn't it?  Everyone wants to know if yesterday's formal requests by both players to be let out of their LOIs means that they are officially out of the picture.  I'd venture to say that at this point, no one knows; not even the players themselves. The decision to stay or go will likely come down to a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/12/2011 7:17:08 AM |

Mark Turgeon Press Conference - Thread

The University of Maryland will introduce Mark Turgeon to the media, fans, students, and alumni at a press conference scheduled for Noon ET.  Umterps.com is streaming it  live:  http://is.gd/HR6rUq Hopefully, we'll get some answers about Turgeon's plans for his assistants as well as some insight into how Gary Williams' retireme [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/11/2011 7:05:23 AM |

5 To-Do's For Mark Turgeon

Mark Turgeon accepted Maryland's offer to become the new face of Terrapins Basketball tonight at 7:30 CT.   The union between Turgeon and the Terps has the makings of something great.  I can't find anyone who doesn't think Turgeon is a great basketball mind with tons of enthusiasm for teaching.  His track record is strong an [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/9/2011 7:16:35 PM | Tags: mark turgeon |

Terps Hire Mark Turgeon

It's unofficially official; but Texas A&M head basketball coach Mark Turgeon but several sources have confirmed that he just informed his assistants and players that he is the new head coach of the University of Maryland Men's Basketball Team. It's over, and frankly Terp fans should be thrilled.  Try to find anyone who knows anything a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/9/2011 6:03:30 PM |
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