Maryland: Roberts or Ibekwe?

The next few days -- or even hours – appear to be very interesting for Maryland fans. Something is going to happen with Ekene Ibekwe and Terrence Roberts. What? Well, that's not clear.

Roberts Thinks Terps Will Wait

Things are getting interesting in College Park. The Terrapins have two of the best power forward prospects in the nation within their sights.

On Friday, we received word that Ekene Ibekwe was going to commit to Maryland. That made little to no sense given the fact that Terrence Roberts was in College Park for Midnight Madness. Still, we have sources that tell us that Ibekwe will be a Terp on Monday, but no so fast.

"They said that they're telling him to wait to see where I'm going to do," Terrence Roberts said Sunday evening. So, Roberts is under the impression that Maryland is going to wait for him to decide.

"They asked me to commit but if they can't wait for my decision then so be it," Roberts said. "Then it wasn't meant to be. If you want me that bad then why can't you wait for my decision?"

Roberts said that he could make a decision tonight or even sometime tomorrow. He said that it's Syracuse and Maryland now after the visit with the Terps.

"Right now, I'm just thinking. I have a lot of thinking to do."

And so might the Terps. Maybe they would take commitments from Roberts and Ibekwe and see what happens academically with all of their recruits? Roberts, however, says he's going to make it so it wouldn't be him sitting out or hitting prep school.

Maybe they plan on sending one of their commitments to prep school? Maybe one of them could pay his own way for a year? There are some speculative possibilities but it would almost pay to see what happens on Monday before running down the scenarios.


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