Maryland's search for a big man in the 2010 class has apparently led to a legacy recruit.
Last week, Henderson received scholarship offers from Penn State, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati. On Monday, he got an offer from Maryland, where his father, David, played from 1976-80.
Of the second set of revealed players, three of them have committed to colleges, Dion Waiters to Syracuse, Terrence Ross to Maryland and Myck Kabongo to Texas; making a total eight of the Boost Mobile Elite 24 players to have committed, including - Austin Rivers to Florida, Jared Sullinger to Ohio State, Kendall Marshall to North Carolina, Tristan Thompson to Texas, and Will Barton to Memphis.
The event, previously scheduled for Saturday, August 22, has been moved to Friday, August 21 at New York City's Rucker Park, 7 p.m. E.T. and will be televised on tape delay Saturday, August 22, 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPNU.
Maryland and Arizona State extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4 combination guard Monday evening, and Port Washington coach John Bunyan believes an offer from Virginia and new coach Tony Bennett might be forthcoming as well.
Many of the coaches in attendance were fixing their gaze on Grant; DePaul, Notre Dame, Providence, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Maryland and Virginia Tech have offered Grant scholarships.
Not many prospects had the July that Jones, a standout at Portland (Ore.) Jefferson, was able to put together. The versatile power forward took on all competition and led his team to the championship at the Center Stage event held on UNLV's campus. At 6-foot-8, possibly 6-foot-9, Jones is intriguing and has a unique game that has caught the eye of elite high major coaches. He's more confident in his game and he's certainly playing like it.
"No. 1, he was just talking about when you get a degree from Kentucky, the degree is gonna help you throughout life," [Tobias' father] Torrel said. "The network that Kentucky has can help their graduates in life. That's one of the things he stressed. He also stressed that they're putting in a good infrastructure. They encourage the players who go to the NBA to come back and get their degrees.
• Maryland made the top five for Fayetteville, N.C., power forward Damontre Harris, according to Scout.com.
• NBE Basketball Report says the Terps are tracking St. John's (D.C.) junior Julian Debose.
Having done work during July and earlier this summer, DeBose has been offered by Delaware while receiving recruiting interest from Xavier, Wake Forest, UVA, Richmond, VCU, Maryland, and the Big East's West Virginia, Georgetown and Marquette.
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"I think everybody grew up," he said. "We really matured as a team and I think that could mean the difference between five or six wins and eight or nine wins. We had to pick it up. We had to answer that wake-up call.
Attaochu, 6 feet 3 and 224 pounds, "really likes Illinois, Virginia and also Maryland," [Carroll coach Rick] Houchens said. Illinois could have an advantage, however, as another former player of Houchens, Will Davis, starred at the same position at Illinois and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. Attaochu also has had a productive offseason, gaining more than 30 pounds.
He already has offers from Boston College, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Rutgers, UTEP and Tulsa, among others. He is scheduled to take an official visit to Cal for the Maryland game.
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