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Vasquez Update, Plus a Schedule Tidbit

Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez appears close to a decision on his future plans.

At 10:55 a.m. today, Comcast SportsNet sent out an e-mail saying that Vasquez would announce his plans for next season during an interview tomorrow evening with Chick Hernandez on the network's "SportsNite" program. But an hour later, Comcast SportsNet sent out another e-mail saying the interview had been canceled, and that the network would have information on Vasquez's future on tonight's 6:30 p.m. "SportsNite."

On March 11, Vasquez told The Post's Eric Prisbell that he planned to declare for the NBA draft and compete in pre-draft camps before he decides whether to return for his senior season.

"Just to see where I am at, just to see who is going to be my competition," Vasquez said at the time. "It will get me better, so if I come back I know what I will have to work on."

This past season, Vasquez was named to the all-ACC second team for the second straight year. He led the Terrapins in scoring (17.5 points per game), rebounding (5.4 per game) and assists (5 per game), becoming the first Maryland player to lead the team in all three categories. One NBA draft Web site has him going late in the second round.

In other Terrapins news, ESPN announced today that Maryland will travel to Indiana on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Hoosiers, who are in the midst of a massive rebuilding process under Coach Tom Crean, finished 6-25 last season. Five of Indiana's top six scorers last season were freshmen.

The Terrapins defeated the Hoosiers in the 2002 national title game.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  April 22, 2009; 1:10 PM ET
 
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Comments

Chick Hernandez is far and away the most Terp friendly reporter out there and giving him the scoop on Vasquez's plans for next year doesn't surprise me. The bet here is GV is coming back for his senior year.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 22, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Zagsblog is reporting Xavier Henry to Kansas. :-D

Posted by: steven09 | April 22, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I hope GV stays one more year - he is so close to being an excellent guard - he needs this year to get it all under control - esp for the next level.

Posted by: Stevida | April 22, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Balt Sun is reporting that Braxton Dupree is transfering. Could this be an opening for Lance Stephenson?

Posted by: dfly24 | April 22, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I think they already have an opening for Stephenson. It might be an opening for Demarcus Painter (who recently dumped his Florida commitment). He's 6-10 and 180 pounds soaking wet.

Posted by: Diamondback1 | April 22, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Matt,

nice to hear from someone after 2 weeks. now, can we hear a little something-something about spring football? lacrosse? baseball? even lawn darts?

Posted by: mdrockjock | April 22, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I saw Xavier Henry, the 6'6" scoring machine all-american committed to Kansas. Does that mean we get Stephenson? He wouldn't want to go to Kansas and play the same position as one of his equals would he?

Posted by: eternale5150 | April 22, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

mdrockjock:

Thanks for reading. Expect some spring football items over the next few days, including an advance of the spring game with a focus on James Franklin, and coverage of the spring game itself.

Posted by: Matt Bonesteel | April 22, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

i appreciate it, Matt. SoCal is Death Valley for a Terp fan.

Posted by: mdrockjock | April 22, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

so im confused...i know before the season ended gv said he would declare for the draft to test the waters. but did he actually declare yet so he can test the waters?

is this the announcement where he declares for the draft to test the waters?

or has he already done that and is now going to announce that he is coming back or staying in the draft adn hiring an agent?

Posted by: deadskin | April 22, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

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