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The battle for DeShawn Painter could come down to two ACC rivals.

Painter, a senior power forward from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, withdrew his commitment to Florida earlier this month. The Daily Press' Norm Wood reports that "rumors have Painter considering [Virginia] Tech and Maryland as his new finalists".

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We've discussed in this space before how Tech coach Seth Greenberg likely would have to do some creative scholarship-adjusting (either taking a current player off scholarship or having one of the four current signees head to prep school) to get Painter to Tech for the 2009 season. Still, it appears Greenberg may be on the verge of a major recruiting coup. A decision from Painter could come any day.

• Another week, another twist in the recruitment of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln shooting guard Lance Stephenson. SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria reports that Arizona has now entered the picture.

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Sources say Stephenson is not completely happy with his current choices -- he has taken official visits to St. John's, Maryland and Kansas -- and is open to other options.

• The Miller School's Mychal Parker was "simply unguardable" Saturday at the King James Classic in Akron, Ohio. The Maryland target, who earned those rave reviews from Rivals.com's Brian Snow, updated his list of schools.

Mychal Parker has offers from Miami, Maryland, Florida, Clemson, Arkansas, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Along with those, he is getting serious looks from Kentucky (new staff), Wake Forest, and USC.

• Terps power forward target Will Regan updated NBE Basketball Report with his recruitment this weekend at the Providence Jam Fest.

Will Regan, of the Albany City Rocks, told NBE this weekend that he is currently considering offers from Maryland, Virginia, Stanford, Arizona State and Providence. Regan is a 6-foot-8 forward who plays at the Nichols School near Buffalo (NY).

• UM power forward signee Jordan Williams reached double figures for the Connecticut All-Stars in a 110-99 win over the New Jersey All-Stars on Saturday night.

The Jewish Community Center was close to its 800 capacity as 6-foot-5 Steve Samuels from Windsor High School earned the MVP award with 18 points. Dominique Langston (16, Kolbe Cathedral); Adrian Satchell (15, Windsor); Jordan Williams (13, Torrington); Anthony Ireland (12, Crosby) and Chris Evans (12, Stamford) added to the balanced attack.

• For those that missed the news on Friday, Maryland landed a commitment from Montrose Christian shooting guard Terrence Ross. Here's video of Ross from Seth Hoffman of InsideMDSports.com (formerly TerpCenter.com).

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