The Maryland Terrapins dipped into the limited pool of collegiate-bound shooters and found themselves a player. Jin Soo Kim, a 6-foot-7 Korean wing out of South Kent (Conn.) South Kent, visited and committed to the Terrapins over the weekend.
Kim appeared on the radar earlier in his high school career then experienced the normal ups and downs one might associate with a foreign-born player seeking a basketball identity in the States.
"Jin Soo has finally put the confidence together with the obvious talent he showed since arriving from Korea three years ago," South Kent's Raphael Chillious said. "Even on a (South Kent) roster that is loaded on the perimeter with Isaiah Thomas, Maurice Creek and Dion Waiters, Jin Soo will be a featured component in our high-octane offense."
Maryland moved extremely fast once it spotted Jin Soo's talent. Gary Williams was dispatched to South Kent for a visit and very quickly Kim was offered a scholarship and trip to College Park. From there it didn't take long to get him locked down.
Expect the 6-7 Kim to come in and provide Williams with a legit weapon behind the line. His feel and understanding, according to those who have recently seen him, has come around and he'll be a high-major contributor early for the Terps.