One of the great moments in NCAA championship history was when Maryland took the field at M&T for the semi final matchup against Duke in 2011. 38,000 fans were there–95% of them Maryland fans. The stadium exploded and Maryland went on to destroy Duke. I only hope it’s replicated Saturday..
Coach John Danowski who for a Duke guy is a pretty nice guy, once told me there is no better place to play the championship then Bmore. The players feel like rock stars because kids in Baltimore know just about everyone who is there.
39 years of frustration have another chance to end. This burden is not on the players, most of whom probably don’t know who Frank Urso is. Terrapin nation is lucky to have a Coach like John Tillman who honors the game with his insane work ethic, his ability to recruit, and his absolute love of Terrapin lacrosse.
Now let’s get down to business. Maryland needs no motivation to get ready for Notre Dame. First of all Notre Dame has ruined this year so far for Terp faithful. The Irish defeated Maryland for the College Cup of Soccer and the the ladies bball squad ended the great run of Alyssa Thomas and the Maryland women’s basketball squad in the final four. But what gets me the most is the way Coach Corrigan insinuated game 1 was a lucky win for Maryland and then spoke of how the Irish manned up in the rematch. Listen in both matches Maryland totally dominated play both at the X and possession time. I can’t wait for this matchup. Why in the world did the polls diss Maryland so bad. You’ll see this week all the experts except maybe Mark Dixon will go against the Terps.
It’s just in to root against Maryland. I get it all the time and it makes me sick. What can we do about it– get out there Saturday and let everyone know that Maryland is the home of lacrosse. I only care deeply about the number of Maryland faithful that are there. My thoughts are with Niko and Chanenchuck, Cooper, Raffa, the 4 Horsemen, Murray, Carlson, LoCasio, Erhardt, Ikeda, Dunn, Davis, etc. Let’s get it on!!!!
Dont ever forget Maryland was picked to finish last in the ACC. I will leave my thoughts there until next Tuesday.
Hats off to Coach Mark Turgeon and Asst Dustin Clark for landing perhaps the best big man left in the 2014 class.
Weeki Wachee (Fla.) offensive tackle Marcus Applefield admitted the recruiting process has been a bit of a drain. First, there was the whole ordeal of taking visits, which he did throughout the summer and fall. Then he had to narrow down his extensive offer list — it included about 20 scholarships — to a top five. After that, he had to set up his official visits to the likes ofVirginia, Maryland, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Rutgers, while continuing to listen to recruiting pitches, take reporters’ phone calls and play out his senior season. But in less than 10 days all of it will finally end as Applefield, who is set to enroll in college early, will announce his destination at 1 p.m. on Dec. 13.
Ravens Eke out 20-17 Overtime Victory last Sunday
Ravens can return to thick of AFC North Race with Victory over the Bears Sunday
What is wrong with Ray Rice?
Chris Davis 3rd Place in MVP Chase –WHAT???????????
Ed Reed forces his way off Texans and winds up back with Rex Ryan
Geno Auriemma comes to Comcast last night and waltzes over the Terps
President Obama will be at Comcast Sunday night
Capitals win 5th shootout this season defeating the Red Wings
Wizards are off to a 2-6 start
Terrapin Basketball gets LOIs from 4 top 100 recruits
Michigan State defeats Kentucky and then barely gets by Columbia
Big Ben leaving the Steelers?
Former 1980-81 Colt Coach Mike McCormack passes away
Terps face must win 1 situation in final 3 games of season
Pacers 9-0 to Start season
LB for UCLA Miles Jack scores 4 Rushing TDs and had 5 tackles
No. 6 Adam DiMillo, A/M, Bishop Timon-St. Jude (N.Y.)
No. 16 Conor Kelly, M, Avon Old Farms (Conn.)
No. 30 Christian Zawadzki, M, Smithtown West (N.Y.)
No. 38 Colin MacIlvennie, M, Eastside Catholic (Wash.)
No. 49Keegan O’Connor, M, Boys’ Latin (Md.)
Matt Neufeldt, LSM, Culver Military (Ind.)
Caleb Brodie, M, Hingham (Mass.)
Colin Giblin, A, Salisbury (Conn.) postgrad
Pat Grega, D, Somerville (N.J.)
Will Bonaparte, M, Ridgefield (Conn.)
Jensen Makarov, G, Wheat Ridge (Colo.)
Bryce Young, D, St. Augustine (N.J.)
Nick Brozowski, LSM, Concord-Carlisle (Mass.)
Dion Wiley will sign tomorrow at 1 pm.
Jared Nickens will sign tomorrow at 2:30 pm.
Trayvon Reed will sign tomorrow. Time TBD.
Melo Trimble will sign on Friday at 7 pm.
Currently ranked No. 97 in the 2014 Rivals150, Reed is a native of Mississippi who had a stop in Georgia before ending up at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center for his senior season. He is a legitimate seven footer who can run and is a kid who popped up on the high major radar early in his career.
|Reed committed to Maryland in August.|
It’s rather obvious, but the fact that Reed is a legitimate seven-footer is a huge plus. He’s not just tall, either. Reed is pretty coordinated, runs well, is agile in the lane he is armed with long arms and good overall athleticism.
When he’s fully involved in the game, Reed can beat other post players from rim to rim and his shot blocking allows for him to clean up a lot of mistakes. He doesn’t get frustrated when guards overlook him and he never seems to get too high or too low during the course of a game.
Areas to work on
Reed is plenty tall, but he’s equally thin. In fact, he’s so thin that there has to be some worry about exactly how much weight he can be expected to add during his first few years of college. Because of that lack of strength, he can get pushed around the lane and isn’t always able to impact the game on either end of the floor like you would hope that a seven-footer would.
The other area that needs addressing is the consistency of his effort and playing the game with more passion. At times he will make a block, hit a jump hook, a turnaround jumper or rise above the crowd for a finish that make observers shake their heads and think what if. But, then he can just as easily disappear for long stretches.
What to expect
Right now, Reed has to be considered the X-factor of the Terps recruiting class. The fact is that he was much more highly ranked early in his career because of his size and fluidity and the hope that the rest of his game would come around. So far, it has been a little slow to come around.
In a perfect world, Reed would be an ideal candidate for a redshirt so that he can add weight and adjust to the rigors of the college game. But, that isn’t very popular with kids as highly recruited as Reed and it’s just tough to sit that much size. Bottom line, much of his future is going to depend upon how much strength he can add or what he can do from a skill development standpoint to compensate for the lack of strength. There is no question that he has immense potential, it is just a matter of fully tapping into it. – See more at: http://maryland.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1569488#sthash.okMi32xM.dpuf
Other schools he is considering—Alabama, Florida and Arizona
Four-star center Trayvon Reed didn’t even need all 48 hours of his official campus visit to College Park this week to come to his college decision — nor did he meet a single Terps basketball player on the trip.
He was just that sold on Maryland and the staff, and how they can further develop him as a post player and a student, so he ended his recruiting Aug. 22, just some 24 hours after being on campus, with his pledge.
Reed, who arrived Aug. 21 and was en route to the airport at lunchtime when Terrapin Times caught up with him, boosted Maryland’s top-3 national class even higher, adding the coveted “rim protector” they sought as perhaps the final piece to the heralded 2014 class.
“Just talking to the coaches, they talked of a bunch of great stuff of how they can help me out academically and on the court. So that I just felt it was a great fit for me, so I went ahead and made my decision,” said Reed, who committed late morning before heading home to Georgia.
“It’s over with, it’s over with now,” he said of the recruiting process, which included only the one official visit. “It was just being my [high] school, this year’s a long year ahead of me, so I made my decision early based off that. I was going to do it later but decided to do it early.”
It took an extra six days after he first attempted to pledge, but the Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh four-star center Reed is finally a Terp. The 7-foot-1, 210-pound big man, who starts his senior year Aug. 26, toured campus, loved the facilities at Comcast Center and took in a football practice.
But most of all he appreciated the personal touch he got from the staff, led by recruiter Bino Ranson, who has been on him for a year-and-a-half, right down to the UMD training staff. He was accompanied on the visit by his stepfather. Both sides wanted him to visit campus first before making a pledge.
“You know, what impressed me was the staff, and like the strength coach, who told me a lot about how my height, how body operates,” Reed said. “And he was telling me about my feet, my growth plates, how I can get bigger. And that’s the main thing for me, to get bigger and stronger in the situation I am in.
“And Coach Bino, he has been on me a while now, and he has been telling me how they can make me a better player and mostly focused on my academics and stuff like that. I have a great relationship with him. And Coach [Mark] Turgeon is a great coach, and he is going to push you to what you are trying to do.”
Some of the topics for this morning:
7″1″ Trayvon Reed very close to committing to Maryland for 2014
Could Maryland be selling it’s golf course to Real Estate developers?
Scott McBrien joins Terrapin Radio team
A discussion on the recent Maryland Commission Report on the Transition to the BIG 10
Football progressing towards Opening day Aug 31 at 12:30
Report on the Basketball games in the Bahamas
The maturation of Jake Layman
Soccer and Wrestling release schedules
Jalen Tabor narrows list to 5 schools
Randy Edsall comments on backup QB race and Offensive line
Injury update from training camp
Tillman adds 2 more recruits
Maryland preseason #2 in men’s soccer
Bayhawks prepare for Championship weekend
Stokley and Dallas Clarke Signed by the Ravens
LaQuan Williams battling for wide receiver spot
Obviously the selection of a raw talent (Alex Len) as the #5 pick in the NBA has to be an influence on the decision of the top big men in the country. If and when Trayvon joins the 2014 class, it could actually push Maryland up to a to 2 national recruiting class.
The Terps’ men’s basketball staff was out in full force for the opening of the Reebok Challenge Breakout last week in Philadelphia, with head coach Mark Turgeon leading a group that also included assistants Scott Spinelli and Dalonte Hill to see this top local priority big-man during the first days.
Riverdale Baptist 2014 center Chinanu Onuaku continues to get much Terps’ attention, and he and Trayvon Reed of Georgia appear to be two of the most realistic bets as UMD looks to add the final piece — a “5″ man that can protect the rim — to their top-five recruit class.
The ’3-star’ Onuaku, who says he’s close to 6-feet-11 now (which he was listed as in the Reebok roster), had UMD commits Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens in his ear during the week in Philly, trying to sell him on being the fourth and likely final member of the 2014 class. The Terps other commit, shooting guard Dion Wiley, was in Georgia for the week, but he and Onuaku had been texting as well.
And Onuaku said he’s hearing the message loud and clear. He made it out to Maryland last month to watch the NBA Draft with the current players.
“Melo is….he’s just saying come to Maryland and we can win championships. And I like it,” Onuaku said in Philly.