Waiting Game

For Terp fans; this is an agonizing time.  There is nothing to do but wait. 

- We wait for Desmond Hubert to decide between UNC and Maryland (likely this week and likely UNC).

- We wait for Jordan Williams to sign with an agent. (must happen before April 24th).

- We wait to see if Wally Judge and Maryland have a mutual interest in each other (timeframe unknown)

-We wait for the details on the courtship of Shaquille Cleare (timeframe unknown)

- We wait to see if the Terps will offer 2011 PF prospect Jared Guest (don't expect anything until we learn what Jordan Williams is going to do.)

Given all the uncertainty; I think we should all prepare for life without Jordan Williams.  The Terps will probably have to go to battle next Fall with a combination of James Padgett, Ashton Pankey, Berend Weijs, and Martin Bruenig patrolling the paint.

My hope is that this unheralded foursome can provide the defense and rebounding we need to stay competitive next season.  As for scoring, well, we'll have to rest our hopes on the back court.  Faust, Stoglin, Mosley, Parker, Gibbs, and Howard will have to do the heavy lifting.  We'll be a perimeter team next year sans Jordan Williams. It will be tough going, make no mistake. 

I'll go on the record now and say that our Pu Pu platter of a front court will be better than people think.  There is enough talent there to get things done in the ACC.  I have nothing to base this on other than an unending homerism and a hunch that people are at their best when everyone doubts them.  (for details, see Bill Simmons and the Ewing Theory).

Regardless, I'm holding out the faintest hope that Jordan returns.  As a betting man, I'm putting the odds 6-1 against Williams being in College Park next season.

Author: Jeremy | 4/10/2011 6:32:41 PM |

Debbie Yow and Greg Doyel Attempt Character Assasination On Gary Williams

It's all over the news wires.  Debbie Yow publicly called out and blamed Gary Williams for her inability to hire a coach at NC State.  She did this, of course, during the press conference announcing Mark Gottfried as the new coach of the Wolfpack. Savvy.  How's that for a ringing endorsement for the new guy? Yow just announced,&nb [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/5/2011 6:29:56 PM |

Faust and Bruenig On Display at NeXt All-American Classic

Nick Faust and Martin Brueing played in the NeXt All-American Classic on Sunday at the Sears Centre outside of Chicago.  I was among the sparsely attended crowd.  In fact, to say the arena was sparsely populated is a gross understatement. I've been at women's roller derby events with larger crowds.  If you removed family members from [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/3/2011 6:03:03 PM |

NeXt All-American Classic

Nick Faust and Martin Bruenig are playing in the NeXt All-American Classic in suburban Chicago this afternoon.  I'll be attending and will share my thoughts after the game. I'll also be trying to figure out why the event organizers choose to spell "next" with a capital "X". Don't expect an answer there; but do expect [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/3/2011 9:37:10 AM |

Jordan Williams Enters Name In NBA Draft

Well, it is official.  Jordan Williams will test the NBA waters this year.  My link creator is not working on this computer so he is the link to the news:  http://www.nbadraft.net/draft-buzz-4 The article points toward the possibility that Williams could indeed return to school depending on how he is evaluated.  As long as th [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/29/2011 7:17:15 AM |

Returning Players - First Look At The Starters

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Author: Jeremy | 3/28/2011 2:11:52 PM |

Returning Players - First Look At The Backcourt Bench

Before I continue the discussion about next year; I want to make it clear that I don't plan on discussing the future of Jordan Williams.  Everything that has been said through blogs and twitter is hearsay at this point.  Jordan hasn't said anything publicly.  It is routine for rising sophomores and juniors to test the NBA waters in w [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/24/2011 11:03:19 AM |

Returning Players - First Look

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Author: Jeremy | 3/22/2011 5:44:36 PM |

Justin Anderson Commits To Maryland

The Montrose Christian Twitter feed (@MontroseHoops) made it official.  Justin Anderson committed to Maryland today.  Anderson is an athletic freak who can play above the rim which something that Maryland has lacked in recent seasons.  - ESPN lists him as the #50th best recruit in 2012 class. - Rivals lists him as the #43 [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/17/2011 12:30:20 PM |

Justin Anderson Commitment Thread

The Terps could land their first major signing for the 2012 class today.  Justin Anderson is expected to announce his college choice on Comcast Sports Washington this afternoon. It is widely expected that Anderson will choose Maryland over UNC and UVA.  He's likely passing on UNC because the Tarheels just got a verbal from combo guard [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/17/2011 7:08:25 AM |
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