Terps finally land top recruit

It was reported recently that Gary Williams and the Maryland Terrapins basketball team got a solid verbal commitment from Terrence Jennings, the 6'10" 225 pound forward from Durham, NC -- plucked him right out of UNC and Duke's backyard. Despite Maryland's general and relative tournament and ACC success in recent years (winning the National Championship in 2002, in fact) they haven't been able to recruit a five-star, blue-chipper like Jennings. Heck, they weren't able to keep top recruits from their own region in-house (see Kevin Durant as the most recent example).

So, the signing of Jennings is a pretty big deal for Terps hoops fans. Rivals.com rates Jennings as a top-15 prospect and reports compare his game to Amare Stoudamire when the Suns star came into the NBA -- raw, but with awesome athleticism and unstoppable finishing ability around the rim. Exactly what the Terps need after really not having a dominant big man since Joe Smith or Lonny Baxter.

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