Posted On: 05/15/19 5:52 PM
Wired Wednesday With Wilson is back for it’s seventh edition and this week we have three different topics to touch in. We talked recent prospects that reclassified, Rhode Island’s recruiting in the DMV area and Chol Marial to Mark Turgeon and Maryland.
“Any news on potential reclasses?” – @893CP
This is always an interesting time of year as we see many people reclassify a year back to do a prep year or even a year forward and enroll in a college early. Nationally when talking about prospects re-classing to 2019, the three most notable guys that just did that are Kentucky commit Johnny Juzang, Virginia Tech pledge Jalen Cone and RJ Hampton who is set to announce really soon. Two local products that just reclassified from the 2019 to 2020 class by announcing they are going to do a prep year is Anwar Gill who recently finished his senior season at Gonzaga and Charlie Weber who is set to graduate from Bishop O’Connell and do a prep year at Massanutten. Another guy from the state of Virginia that is going to prep into the 2020 class is Ashley ‘AJ’ James who just finished a monster season at Green Run in Virginia Beach and will be at Hargrave next year.
“Any visibility into who URI is prioritizing in the DMV” – @GSanz145
Look for Rhode Island to definitely take a dive into the talented rich DMV region as 2nd year assistant Kevin Sutton has deep ties in the area. In the fall they will have point guard, Jeremy Sheppard, enroll after spending a year in junior college in Florida but is originally from Richmond, Virginia. They have offered quite a few local 2020 DMV products and the most likely I possibly see maybe putting their signature down for the Atlantic 10 program is Ishmael Leggett or Darius Miles. They have also been keeping close tabs on 2020 Josiah Freeman of Paul VI. Overall, I continue to expect Rhode Island to be very active in this area and to certainly have success in the richest talent pool of the country.
“Any analysis on Chol Marial to Maryland?” – Jg Virvan
Mark Turgeon and his staff landed maybe one of the most underrated pickups of the Spring in 2019 big man Chol Marial. Marial currently stands at 7’2 who will obviously bring great length and size to College Park. Marial has been limited in the past due to injury problems but if he can stay healthy, he is someone that has tremendous upside and be a beneficial piece next to Jalen Smith in the front court for the Terps especially after losing Bruno Fernando to the NBA Draft.