Just when we had written off Lance Stephenson from the Maryland picture, his Dad announces in USA Today that the choice for his son is down to Maryland and Arizona. This is after the Terps had been written off weeks ago with Adam Zagoria saying his sources said Gary’s system was too rigid for Born Ready. I said that was hogwash then and I stand by it now. While it might be true that maybe Lance wanted Kansas or Kentucky 2 better rated players chose these schools–Xavier Henry to Kansas and John Wall to Kentucky , home of the Memphis deserter Calipari.Now remember I said rated better. Arizona again would be a major mistake for Lance, being buried in the Pac 10 with no exposure, with a new coach, and certainly not surrounded by veteran players like the Terps have.
No matter how Lance feels, Maryland remains his best option for next year. Apparently Gary has remained in contact, never being deterred by all the rumors. With Kentucky and Kansas out, Arizona and Memphis just the wrong choices, Maryland is where the kid should go, though I have said this way too often.
Yo money, you’re absolutely correct with this one. I don’t know what kind of advice Stephenson is getting but the best possible place for him is U of Md. His game would be refined and NBA ready after three years. If he has his ego in check.
This year has been the craziest recruiting scene I’ve ever witnessed as a Terp fan for some time. I love it. Lance will make a huge impact if he becomes a Terp.