#78 Maryland Terrapins: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

It is a new era for Maryland Terrapin basketball as Gary Williams announced his retirement after 22 successful years of running the program.  Mark Turgeon comes in from Texas A&M to take over for Williams but has his work cut out for him this season with only eight scholarship players on the roster.

UPDATED: 9/14/11

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2011 Marquette Basketball Recruiting Update

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Recruiting is the lifeline of college basketball.  These days, the battle for a kid’s commitment is exponentially more competitive and begins earlier and earlier (Tom Crean and Indiana just received a verbal from a kid in the class of 2014 who has not even played in a high school game yet.) And sometimes, that commitment doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight.  With the open recruiting period beginning today, college coaches around the country are putting their foot on the gas in hoping to land the top available talent.

Entering his third season as head coach at Marquette, Buzz Williams has done an incredible job in landing recruits who are filled with talent. (Check out the latest installment of Marquette: Revealed for Buzz’s difference between talent and a talented player.  Good stuff.)  He has also brought in players who did not last long at MU and ended up taking their talents elsewhere or never even enrolling at the university.

Whatever the case may be, the 2011 class is starting to hone in on their college decisions and the Golden Eagles are in the mix for several top recruits including a consensus top five player in Quincy Miller.

By: David Kay
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