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Center Chol Marial commits to Maryland men's basketball

Center Chol Marial commits to Maryland men's basketball

There haven’t been too many memorable players taller than 7 feet to wear a Maryland basketball uniform.

Mark Turgeon, who watched 7-1 Alex Len become the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, is hoping that Chol Marial will be one of them.

Marial, a 7-2, 230-pound center from South Sudan who played last season for Compass Prep in Chandler, Ariz., announced Monday via Instagram that he is signing with Maryland after visiting the campus last month.

Marial will take the last scholarship available, the one belonging to...

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