Montrose Guard Makes Decision

Greivis Vasquez made him work but one ACC coach rolled up his sleeves and landed the guard out of Montrose Christian on the first day of the signing period.

The Manu Ginobili references are inevitable: he's from Argentina, he's kind of positionless and his game has a lot of similarities to the Spurs star. And, while they do share quite a bit in common in terms of style of play, Greivis Vasquez will do one thing Ginobili didn't.

He'll attend college.

On Wednesday, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Montrose Christian in Rockville, Md., picked the Maryland Terrapins over interest from Virginia Tech and a number of programs, according to a source close to the player.

Vasquez ran with the Boo Williams squad this past spring and summer. His trademark aggressive style is predicated on passing and play making. Never one who's afraid to throw his body around, Vasquez's game has that flair of recklessness to it that is appealing.

Maryland head coach Gary Williams is said to have worked as hard for this one as he has any commitment the past few seasons. Williams made it a point to let Vasquez know how important he felt about him as a player.

Vasquez's high school coach Stu Vetter raves about his guard.

"He likes the way Ginobili plays and a lot of people compare him to Manu," Vetter said "Greivis plays with such a flair. He's a unique player because at 6-foot-5 he can pass it and he's got a terrific handle. I think he's one of the best guards in the country without question. He's really a true point guard at the college level. He has a tremendous ability to see the floor and he finds the open man."

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