The Terps need a point guard in the 2015 class, and the staff is continuing to identify possible targets, with the latest offer going out to Glynn Watson, a 6-foot floor leader from famed St. Joseph HS in Westchester, Ill. Watson is coached by Gene Pingatore, who was Isaiah Thomas' coach back in the day. We spoke with Watson's AAU Coach, Mike Mullins, who gave Terrapin Times a full rundown on Watson's skill set.
"Glynn comes from good lineage," said Mullins. "One older brother (Demetri McCamey) played for Illinois, and another played for Southern Illinois. The family knows all about the recruiting process. They've been through this before. They will look at the best possible fit. Geography will play no role in the decision whatsoever."
Mullins was eager to discuss Watson's skills:
"He was invited to the USA Basketball Trials, and just got back from the Stephon Curry Basketball Camp," said Mullins. "That alone puts him in the top 20 point guards in the country. Glynn's super quick, explosive and can play over the rim. He really finds people off the bounce, can run sets with efficiency and knows how to finish. He shoots it well enough, is a leader, and has been well taught by Coach Pingatore. He's a solid student and a great guy in the locker room."
When it comes to recruiting, everything is open according to Mullins.
"Glynn has taken some unofficial visits to Purdue, Nebraska and Creighton," said Mullins. "Other schools that are showing strong interest include Cal, Tennessee, Auburn, and now Maryland, who just offered today.
"He's not thinking about recruiting right now, but will sit down with his family and decide on some visits in the fall. He's really wide open and will go wherever he feels is the best fit, in terms of academics and playing time.
"Mark Turgeon and Cliff Warren are both recruiting Glynn. I've known Mark since his days at Wichita State, and Cliff since his days at Georgia Tech. Cliff recruited Bobby Frasor (former UNC guard) out of my program. I've known both for about ten years, so we're very comfortable with both men."
Mullins, who runs the successful Illinois Wolves program (Under Armour), will take his team to Atlanta this week for the UA Finals, and you can bet a slew of major college coaches will be there watching, among them Mark Turgeon and Cliff Warren.
Watson would be a great get for the Terps, as he would help fill a need, and also could establish the program in the Midwest, where the Terps will obviously be playing a lot of games for years to come.
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