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Maryland men's basketball pursuing 7-foot-2 prospect Chol Marial for 2019 class

Maryland men's basketball pursuing 7-foot-2 prospect Chol Marial for 2019 class

Though technically out of scholarships to offer, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon continues to pursue a player who could become the tallest ever to sign with the Terps.

According to Pete Kaffey, the coach at Compass Prep in Chandler, Ariz., 7-foot-2, 220-pound center Chol Marial will visit the College Park campus beginning Thursday.

Marial’s trip to Maryland follows visits by Turgeon on Tuesday and by assistant coach Kevin Broadus last week. Kaffey said both came away impressed.

“Yesterday during the workout, the kid hit almost 10 3s in a row. It wasn’t one of those stationary 3s, it was a pick-and-pop situation,” Kaffey...

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