Maryland Basketball: Terps in the Running for 2016 5-Star Power Forward


Mar 22, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland basketball team appears to be an early favorite to contend for the national championship next season, with the addition of Diamond Stone and returns of Melo Trimble and Jake Layman. The Terps are now officially on the college basketball map again and the coaching staff is hoping this momentum can help them land more talent, including Class of 2016 five-star power forward Dewan Huell.

Huell released a list of 11 schools that made the cut for his services. The list includes Maryland, along with powerhouse programs such as North Carolina, Kansas, Louisville, and Notre Dame. The competition will be stiff, but the way things have been going, the Terps have just as good a chance as anyone.

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Could you imagine the Maryland Terrapins landing 5-star big men in back-to-back seasons. It just seems so far-fetched, considering Maryland’s lack of recruiting success in the past.

According to the 247 Sports Composite, Huell is the No. 22 player in the Class of 2016, the No. 6 power forward, and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida. With Stone likely a one-and-done player, we probably would not get the opportunity to see the two bigs in tandem, but regardless, this would be another huge steal for the Terps.

For those who haven’t seen this kid play, he is the real deal. Check out some of his highlights!

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