Last weekend's National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp served as an introduction of Richmond, Va., shooting guard Justin Coleman to the college basketball recruiting world.

NBE Basketball Report's Ron Bailey checked in with Coleman, who explained his under-the-radar status.


"I just recently got on the map about a month ago" confided Coleman. "I sat out my whole tenth grade year and half my 11th grade year". That respite from hoops was due to friction with the coach at his previous high school, Louisa. This year, after moving, he transferred to Henrico.

CharlottesvilleNewsPlex.tv conducted a video interview with Maryland small forward target Mychal Parker during last weekend's NBPA camp.


When asked about his interest in the University of Virginia, Parker confirmed that they are on his list of schools that include Maryland, Miami, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Clemson and that everything, "Is still up in the air." Parker will visit other schools as the summer goes along.

• Christchurch, Va., shooting guard Michael Gbinije -- a rising junior who was named Most Promising Player at the NBPA camp -- took a recent trip to College Park.

Frank Gbinije, Mike's dad, shared his son is being recruited by "Georgetown, Texas, UVA, Virginia Tech, and Florida", most if not all of which called him June 15th, the first day college coaches can call the homes of perspective Class of 2011 recruits, per NCAA guidelines. Mike also unofficially visited Maryland several weeks ago. Other colleges will be evaluated.• DeMatha point guard and Terps target Quinn Cook led the United States' U-16 National Team to the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championships in Argentina last weekend.

Cook was the 10th-leading scorer in the eight-nation tournament, averaging 15.6 points per game, and he led all players in assists with 25. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds per game.

SLAM Online took a look at Maryland's 2009 class this week in its ACC recruiting breakdown. (Thanks to Testudo Times for the link)

At 6-10 245 pounds, [Jordan] Williams will take up plenty of space in the paint and should be able to establish position fairly well from the early part of the season. He has a fairly polished post game, has a soft touch and rebounds the ball effectively. There is lots of potential for Williams to be a quality player in the ACC, but there have been a few question marks surrounding his conditioning.

• On the eve of the NBA draft, Adam Zagoria wrote a story on how the 'one-and-done' rule has affected former Terps target Lance Stephenson.

"Late lottery," said draft expert Chris Monter of Monter Draft News, referring to where Stephenson would have been picked if he were eligible. "He's talented but he has a lot of baggage and is perceived as a selfish player."

The Washington Post dug up three interesting things about Newark, N.J., shooting guard Laurin Mincy, who committed to the Maryland women's team this week.

3. She's been a star since she was in elementary school.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Mincy scored more than 2,800 points "in her grammar school career, and became the first player to have her jersey retired by St. Joseph Elementary School in East Orange."

Football recruiting


• Last weekend Maryland became the first Football Bowl Subdivision program to offer Atholton athlete Matt Robinson, according to Rivals.com.

"I got an offer on Saturday from Maryland," he said. "They really liked me film and wanted me to come to camp and run well. I did and then did well in one-on-one drills.

"That's when I met with Ralph Friedgen. He just said he really liked my film and they had questions about my speed, but figured them out. They are looking at me as an athlete, with 20-pounds I could be an H-back, if not I can be a special teams guy and a safety."

• Dunbar (D.C.) linebacker Javarie Johnson -- who listed Maryland, Miami, Michigan and Michigan State among his top schools -- has reached a decision.

"I feel like I have already come to my decision [and] it's Miami," Johnson reported. "I told my coaches this week and they said I couldn't go wrong with any of my choices, so they were fine with it."

Johnson has not yet made the commitment official with the Miami coaches, but he does not plan to wait much longer to let them know.

• Several reports last weekend had Paterson (N.J.) Catholic defensive end and Maryland target T.J. Clemmings committing to Pittsburgh, but according to Adam Zagoria, Clemmings is still on the market.

Paterson Catholic defensive lineman Trevor "T.J." Clemmings is not committed to Pitt, according to PC head coach Benjie Wimberly.

"He went out there and made a hasty decision [to commit] without any input from his parents or me," Wimberly said Monday night. "He's going to rethink it and continue the recruiting process."


• Pemberton, N.J., wide receiver Corey Reeder told Rivals.com that Maryland and Iowa make up his top two, but he still has to earn an offer from the Terps.


"They're (Maryland) saying I should come out for one session of their camp. I'll do that and then tour the campus and everything. I always talk to the running backs coach from Maryland."

• Good Counsel safety Frank Tamakloe committed to Wisconsin on Monday, picking the Badgers over offers from Maryland, Northwestern and several others.

Tamakloe, 6-foot-2, 172 pounds, has most of the measureables to be a top safety prospect in this year's high school senior class. He is on the ESPNU 150 Watch List, meaning he is under consideration to be among the top 150 players in the nation, regardless of position. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds.

• Thomas Johnson linebacker Nick Forbes sported an early Maryland offer but recently narrowed his list of schools to Cal, Duke, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Last weekend Forbes pledged to the Golden Bears.

"I had the opportunity to go to the No. 1 public school in the country and compete on a top-10 caliber team. This year, they are rated No. 11 in the country," Forbes said.

• Maryland incoming freshman Nick Ferrara helped Long Island to a 31-14 win over New York City in the Empire Challenge on Tuesday.

[Miguel Maysonet] bolted 19 yards for a touchdown that gave his team a 13-0 lead after Nick Ferrara's PAT. Ferrara, of St. Anthony's, kicked a 35-yard field goal two seconds before halftime for a 16-0 edge.

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