The release of new basketball prospect rankings from three recruiting services this week brought some significant moves for Terps targets.
Dion Wiley, a 2014 Maryland shooting guard target from Potomac, is now a five-star prospect and the No. 22 player nationally according to ESPN.com. Rashad Vaughn (9), Dwayne Morgan (29), Phil Booth (35), Abdul-Malik Abu (53) and Obi Enechionyia (57) were other Terps targets that claimed spots on ESPN's Top 60 for 2014.
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The most noteworthy Maryland-related development from 247Sports.com involved Roddy Peters. The Terps point guard signee from Suitland High is now a five-star prospect and the No. 19 player in the country. 247Sports.com analyst Jerry Meyer tweeted Thursday that Peters should be in the McDonald's All-American Game. "That will show during his college career," Meyer wrote.
Morgan said he’s also looking at Arizona, Missouri, Indiana, Georgetown and UConn, among others. Those schools will have something to live up to after this weekend, though.
“There’s nothing like this,” Morgan said. “I knew I was going to get some love, but not as much as I got.”
** KTSP in Minneapolis conducted a Q&A recently with Maryland shooting guard target Rashad Vaughn.
Does Maryland have a chance?
I like Maryland ... Arkansas.
So, Arkansas offered and has no chance?
I can't see myself at Arkansas.
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