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Maryland men's basketball team adds Hakim Hart Jr. to its 2019 recruiting class

Maryland men's basketball team adds Hakim Hart Jr. to its 2019 recruiting class

Hakim Hart Jr., a 6-foot-7, 190-pound shooting guard from Philadelphia, became the fourth player to commit to Maryland as part of its 2019 class and — once he signs his National Letter of Intent — will take the last scholarship available on men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon’s roster.

Though only rated a two-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite rankings — the lowest-rated scholarship recruit in Turgeon’s eight seasons — Hart’s stock has risen dramatically as he has grown more than three inches and put on nearly 30 pounds during the past 18 months.

In his senior year...

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