Eric McKnight's decision to spend his senior season at Princeton Day Academy in Lanham has proven to be a good one.

PDA coach Van Whitfield reports that coaches from Maryland, Wake Forest, George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth, among others, were on hand Thursday to see McKnight help the Storm to a 79-68 win over Montpetit Prep of Quebec.


McKnight, a North Carolina native, played a major role in Princeton Day's 14th win of the season.

6'4" senior guard Ryan Woodard led all scorers going a perfect 7 for 7 from the field, while 6'9" senior forward - and current PDA Student of the Month - Eric McKnight notched a double-double with 10 points and 12 blocked shots.

• Terps point guard pledge Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points in Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita's 72-70 loss to Palo Verde.

"I have nothing to prove to anybody, so it wasn't different for me at all," said Stoglin, the Star's three-time Player of the Year. "But I was kind of surprised how good they were. We played poorly at times and that needs to change for the next one."

• Five-star forward C.J. Leslie, who is writing a bi-monthly diary for DimeMag.com, still has the Terps on his list of schools.

My list of schools is pretty long: Kentucky, N.C. State, Florida, Oregon, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Connecticut … I may have left off a few. I plan on cutting my list down soon, though. At this point, no one's really standing out right now; they're pretty much all on the same level.

Leslie also told WTVQ in Lexington this week that Kentucky "looks like a great place to be."

"I think it's a high interest on both parts, I'm definitely feeling Kentucky, and Kentucky is felling me, they've got some of the best fans around," said Leslie.

• MaxPreps.com reported this week on Sanford (Del.) shooting guard Trevor Cooney's lengthy list of scholarship offers.

Sanford junior Trevor Cooney has received basketball scholarship offers from Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Delaware.

• Terps junior power forward target Desmond Hubert had a tough game as New Egypt (N.J.) fell to Hamilton, 37-35.

Hubert, who is being recruited by some of the premier Division I teams in the country (Temple's Fran Dunphy was in attendance last night), was held in single-digit scoring for the first time all season with seven points, six rebounds and six blocks.

Hubert followed that up with 12 points and 12 rebounds in New Egypt's 47-37 win over Palmyra on Thursday.

• Lakewood (N.J.) guard Jarrod Davis told NBE Basketball Report that Maryland is one of many schools on his list.


Always known for a lenghty college list, Davis did not disappoint as following the contest he told NBE he has offers from Providence, St. John's, St. Joesph's, Siena, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, and Maryland.

• Terps women's commitment Alyssa Thomas was bottled up in Central Dauphin's 67-52 loss to Carlisle (Pa.).

The Thundering Herd used a junk defense, enlisting two players to guard CD superstar Alyssa Thomas.

And it worked.

Thomas finished with only 14 points -- a full 15 below her average.

Football recruiting

• Two Maryland commitments -- quarterback Tyler Smith and safety Titus Till -- were selected to play in the Team USA vs. The World all-star football game Jan. 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Smith threw for 2,970 yards, 35 touchdowns and had 500 yards rushing for seven touchdowns as a junior. He has good size with a rocket arm and textbook delivery. A dual-threat quarterback, Smith ranks No. 8 nationally among quarterbacks, according to ESPN.com.

• Rivals.com's Barry Every broke down the game of DeMatha offensive tackle and Maryland target Arie Kouandjio, who will start for the East team in Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Depending on where he goes he could see some action as a freshman. He is a smart player and could play either guard spot on top of his normal position at offensive tackle. Versatility is the key to longevity in the game of football for an offensive lineman.

• MDHigh.com's Dave Lomonico this week profiled Gilman quarterback Darius Jennings, a top Maryland target for the 2011 class.

Last year, as the quarterback in Gilman's spread-option offense, Jennings ranked No. 1 in the state through 10 games with 2,022 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. That's an average of over 200 yards per game. Not surprisingly, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound dynamo already has seven Division I offers from the likes of Maryland, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, North Carolina, Virginia and Boston College. He is a surefire four-star recruit and should be one of the top-rated prospect in Maryland for the Class of 2011.