Mark Turgeon has extended scholarship offers to a small, select group of prospects in the class of 2014, but he added one more player to that group Monday morning.
Obi Enechionyia, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward out of St. James School in Sharpsburg, received a personal call from Turgeon on Monday informing him of the offer.
“Coach Turgeon gave me a call [Monday] morning,” Enechionyia said. “I’m really grateful for the offer. I’ve been waiting for it for a little while, but it feels great.”
Enechionyia played in an AAU tournament in Delaware this past weekend and averaged 17 points and four rebounds, prompting the offer from Turgeon.
“He said he heard how I played this past weekend. I played really,” Enechionyia said. “He said he had thought about it and now wanted to give me an offer.”
Enechionyia, who also has offers from Massachusetts, VCU and Xavier and interest from Georgetown, Miami, Temple, Villanova, Virginia and West Virginia, visited Maryland two weeks ago. He said with Monday’s offer, the Terps are now in a favorable position.
“I liked the coaching staff. They have a really nice campus and good facilities, too. I pretty much liked everything about it,” Enechionyia said. “I don’t have any definitive favorites, but Maryland is at the top of my list right now. With the offer, they’re at the top.”