Weekend wrap – Terps after Ibeh, Layman

The Maryland men's basketball program continues to target new big men for the 2012 class.

Prince Ibeh, a four-star prospect, is considering Baylor, Florida, Maryland, Texas, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, according to


The 6-foot-11 big man from Naaman Forest (Tex.) has made an impression with his excellent shot-blocking and rebounding ability. Ibeh has great length and athleticism, and is improving offensively. Because of his size and instincts, he projects as an immediate impact player defensively.'s Dave Telep tweeted Saturday that Maryland is in the mix with Jake Layman, a 6-foot-8 forward from Wrentham, Mass.


BC led Pre-summer for Jake Layman. Maryland offered and that gap is closed and Terps moving on up.• Terps point guard target Andrew Harrison earned rave reviews from's Jerry Meyer at the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis.

An exceptional talent, Harrison has impressed with his court vision and passing ability. With his size and scoring ability, he is an elite prospect at any of the three perimeter positions.

• Philadelphia forward Amile Jefferson spoke to NBE Basketball Report at the LeBron James Skills Academy.

The Friends Central standout has visited Villanova and Temple because both schools are in the Philadelphia area and he said he hopefully wants to visit Ohio State and Maryland soon.

• The Clarion-Ledger wrote this weekend about Pearl (Miss.) forward Twymond Howard.

The college coaches have taken notice. Howard has scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Baylor, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgetown, Maryland, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Howard, who averaged 22.8 points (including a career-high 45) and 11.7 rebounds says he doesn't have a favorite among that list yet.

• Gonzaga (D.C.) point guard Nate Britt told NBE Basketball Report that the Big East "is my favorite conference."


Britt told NBE Saturday that he has offers from Virginia, Georgetown, Villanova, Arizona, Pitt, Rutgers and Seton Hall. His list is BIG EAST heavy and that is how Britt would prefer it to be.