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Maryland lands commitment from Pe'Shon Howard

Oak Hill point guard Pe'Shon Howard was offered a scholarship by the Maryland coaching staff Saturday, and Howard orally committed to the Terrapins while on an unofficial visit to College Park, according to multiple reports. Howard, a 6-foot-2, 195-lb. senior from Los Angeles, is averaging 15 points per game and has led Oak Hill to an 18-1 record this season.

Howard also had offers from Virginia, South Florida, Northwestern and Georgia Tech, among others. Both Scout.com and Rivals.com rate Howard as a three-star recruit.

Howard joins point guard Terrell Stoglin, small forward Mychal Parker and power forward Ashton Pankey in forming Maryland's 2010 recruiting class.

By Steve Yanda  |  January 3, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Howard < Ross

Posted by: DMoney28 | January 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Of course Howard is no Terrence Ross, but at least Gary's staff stepped up with a solid replacement. The day Ross didn't sign the letter of intent on national signing day should have made Ross's decommitt no suprise.

It hurts to lose another top recruit that we thought we had locked up. Terp's were getting close to establishing a talent pipeline with Stu Vetter and Montrise Christian.

Posted by: lavar609 | January 3, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Solid pickup, especially so late in the game. Oak Hill is a top 20 high school program, so grabbing their PG is nothing to scoff at.
http://www.maxpreps.com/rankings/basketball/1/national.htm

Posted by: Mariolucasforthree | January 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Welcome Mr. Howard! The Men's Basketball staff did it's job, now if Miss Yow will get off her duff and get the NCAA Enforcement machine looking at Cheater U in Lexington. Either we are going to compete or we're not. She sits on enough committees, but with apparently no effect.

Posted by: Terps85 | January 3, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Howard looks like a decent player, but this class now looks like one that has almost no chance of making this program significantly better than a consistent bubble lurker as it has been for EIGHT years

Posted by: restonhoops | January 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Well done Gary.. Nice pick up with Howard. I hope Ross regrats his decision. I think Ross thought Marylands offer would be there forever. Finaly coach that will not be held hostage by an athlete. I hope Ross goes to Duke and sets on the bence for three years.

Posted by: jahalt | January 4, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Howard looks like a decent player, but this class now looks like one that has almost no chance of making this program significantly better than a consistent bubble lurker as it has been for EIGHT years

Posted by: restonhoops | January 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

What did you say about the recruiting class of Dixon and Baxter? Did you think that those afterthought, no-name, undersized recruits had "no chance of making this program significantly better than a consistent bubble lurker"?

Recruiting dbags are all the same, they always complain about the lack of top notch recruits, then Gary Williams gets a top notch recruit like Mike Jones or Travis Garrison and when they're a flop, what do they say? Nothing. High school success does not equate to divison 1 success...but the recruiting dbags can't comprehend this.

Let Gary choose whoever he wants...he obviously knows a little something about recruiting and which players fit his system and style of play, with 14 NCAA tournamennt appearances since 1994.

Posted by: sic1th | January 4, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Recruiting dbags are all the same, they always complain about the lack of top notch recruits, then Gary Williams gets a top notch recruit like Mike Jones or Travis Garrison and when they're a flop, what do they say? Nothing. High school success does not equate to divison 1 success...but the recruiting dbags can't comprehend this.

Posted by: sic1th | January 4, 2010 3:52 PM

OK - please keep making the argument that Maryland has been better off since 2003 without Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Carmelo Anthony, etc. Programs like Carolina, Kansas, Michigan State and UCLA keep getting it done with a balance of blue chip players and stable coaching. No sane coach would ever turn down a McDonald's All American because he's too talented for his system - do you really think that Roy Williams harbors such a thought??

The 2001/02 team was notable for its underrated players like Dixon and Baxter - it was terrific that they were brought in by Gary and performed amazingly. But along side them were some excellent, sought after players. Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox weren't exactly under the radar - and still play in the NBA. That team had superior talent - Maryland's last 5 teams have not had enough talent - simple as that.

Posted by: Kev29 | January 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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