Basketball Recruiting Hot Board

The 2017-18 Maryland Basketball Recruiting Hot Board details the Terps' main targets and the chances they have of landing said targets. A HOT temperature indicates a greater than 60 percent chance, a WARM temperature represents anywhere from a 35-60 percent chance, a COOL temperature represents a 15-35 percent chance and a COLD temperature is anywhere below 15 percent. ... The Hot Board was last updated 5/17/17. See the Update Notes at the bottom of the board.

POINT GUARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/192872-immanuel-quickley

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: BBC

Skinny: The Terps  are after this PG/SG, and there is mutual interest between the two sides. Quickley has visited College Park several times and likes the idea of playing for the hometown school. But he also has numerous other programs on his radar and could wind up at a blueblood.

http://www.scout.com/player/195163-eric-ayala

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: We R 1

Skinny:  Ayala holds a Maryland offer, likes the staff and the program as a whole, and enjoyed his visit to College Park. But Syracuse has a bead, and he has other options he's exploring. 

http://www.scout.com/player/203156-devon-dotson

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Charlotte

Skinny: The Terps have offered Dotson and Cliff Warren is in touch. He counts Maryland among his most ardent pursuers. Others are making a push, and Kansas has his eye, in addition to Florida; Arizona; UNC and others.

http://www.scout.com/player/203416-jahvon-quinerly

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Sports U

Skinny: Maryland is after Quinerly and making a push, but the four-star is wide open and has many programs in hot pursuit. Stanford, UVA, Villanova and Arizona are all involved. 

SHOOTING GUARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/200298-keldon-johnson

Temperature: HOT

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Boo Williams

Skinny: The Terps offered Johnson, who knows Kevin Broadus and has connections to the program. He attended school in Northern Virginia, so he knows College Park well. Texas is in there too, but Maryland could have a bead.

http://www.scout.com/player/198826-brandon-slater/news?year=2017

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Takeover

Skinny: A local wing with plenty of Terps' interest. Slater's been in College Park several times, loves the Xfinity Center atmosphere and loves the system. He has a close rapport with Dustin Clark too. Villanova, UVA and others are on his mind too. The Maryland coaches may be favoring other targets.

http://www.scout.com/player/200311-ryan-boyce

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Penny

Skinny: The Terps evaluated and offered the budding guard Boyce. He's probably not the main priority, but he's another option the staff will be pursuing. Boyce is personally open in his recruitment after seeing his offer list expand.

http://www.scout.com/player/200309-robby-carmody

Temperature: COOL 

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Ohio Basketball Club

Skinny: The Terps have an offer out to Carmody, though he might not be a top option right away. Butler and Purdue and may have a bead if they push, but Carmody seems fairly open minded.

http://www.scout.com/player/204493-kiyon-boyd

Temperature: COLD

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Loaded

Skinny: A DMV wing-guard who is tough as nails. Boyd has been in College Park, loved his Xfinity Center experience and has grown up a Terps' fan. But there are issues here that could prevent him from coming to CP. He could be Georgetown or Va Tech bound, or reclass to 2019.

SMALL FORWARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/212179-aaron-wiggins?s=174

Temperature: HOT

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Charlotte

Skinny: Wiggins is emerging on the scene and projects as a top recruit in the 2018 class. The Terps jumped on him early and have his ear, however. The Carolina wing has since visited UMD twice and taken a keen liking to the program. Wiggins is taking the process slowly, but Maryland could be the team to beat.

http://www.scout.com/player/204895-darius-bazley

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: C2K Elite

Skinny: The former Ohio State commit is back on the market and Maryland has offered. Others in the Midwest are on Bazley too. It's unclear how ardently the Terps will push with other wing targets on the board.

http://www.scout.com/player/202789-louis-king

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Final

Skinny: This five-star forward has a Maryland offer and has visited College Park. He's taken an interest in the school, and the bluebloods may be backing off. But we're still not sure King is Maryland-bound, partly because he's not the main target for the staff.

http://www.scout.com/player/204713-jairus-hamilton

Temperature: COLD

Class Year: 2018

AAU: GA Stars

Skinny:  The Terps have offered, and Cliff Warren is on him and has Hamilton's attention. He has family in the DMV and likes what the Maryland program is about. But UNC has a bead if they push, while the Maryland staff may have other options ahead of Hamilton as well.

POWER FORWARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/197506-jalen-smith

Temperature: HOT

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Takeover

Skinny: The Terps got in early with the local Smith and have his ear for sure. He's been in College Park numerous times and loves the idea of representing his hometown school. He has a great rapport with Mark Turgeon and Bino Ranson, believes he can develop at UMD and likes the atmosphere in College Park. Smith has numerous schools to consider, though, and Villanova is a prime contender.

http://www.scout.com/player/200851-silvio-de-sousa

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Florida Vipers

Skinny: The five-star De Sousa is the close friend and fellow countryman of UMD signee Bruno Fernando. That relationship, plus Dustin Clark's and Mark Turgeon's overtures, have De Sousa's attention. But it's very early and De Sousa is looking at other options like Louisville and Florida.

http://www.scout.com/player/210175-jaylen-hoard

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team CP3

Skinny: Hoard has visited Maryland twice and seems to like what he's seen. UMD is involved here and could be making a harder push than originally perceived. Hoard is keeping an open mind, but the Terps are going to be involved.

CENTERS

http://www.scout.com/player/206325-moses-brown/recruiting

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: New Heights

Skinny:  The Terps initiated contact early, and Brown reciprocated by visiting College Park. He likes the atmosphere at UMD, the big-man development and the coaching staff. Brown has the bluebloods after him now, though, and Kentucky and Duke have him intrigued.

http://www.scout.com/player/198825-david-mccormack

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Loaded

Skinny:  McCormack has a UMD offer, has visited Maryland for a game and is in touch with Dustin Clark. He's reportedly shown keen interest in the Terps since it's not too far from home. McCormack is looking at other options too and has some major players on him, but UMD is in the thick of things. 

http://www.scout.com/player/207713-bryce-golden

Temperature: COOL.

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Takeover

Skinny: The local big man Golden landed a Maryland offer, and the staff likes his toughness and rebounding ability. Golden isn't the main big priority, but UMD is now involved and will stay in contact. Golden, for his part, has said the Terps are a primary contender, although he's keeping an open mind to see which schools pursue him the hardest.

http://www.scout.com/player/216903-ian-steere

Temperature: COOL.

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Charlotte

Skinny: The center Steere is an emerging recruit who gained steam after the April live sessions. Maryland hasn't offered yet but is monitoring him closely. 

UPDATE NOTES:

5/17/17: Removed Prentiss Hubb from the hot board.

5/3/17: Added Ian Steere to the hot board.

5/1/17: Removed Khalid Moore from the hot board... Removed Jake Forrester from the hot board... Changed Jaylen Hoard's status from "cool" to "warm."... Changed Brandon Slater's status from "hot" to "warm."... Changed Jairus Hamilton's status from "cool" to "cold." ... Changed Louis King's status from "warm" to "cool."...  Changed Devon Dotson's status from "warm" to "cool."... Changed Keldon Johnson's status from "warm" to "hot.".. Removed Sid Wilson from the hot board.... Added Robby Carmody to the hot board... Added Darius Bazley to the hot board.

4/26/17: Changed Keldon Johnson's status from "cool" to "warm."

4/25/17: Added Jahvon Quinerly to the hot board...Removed Jalen Lecque from the hot board... Removed Brandon Stone from the hot board... Changed Louis King's status from "cool" to "warm." ... Changed Devon Dotson's status from "cool" to "warm."... Removed Nassir Little from the hot board...Removed Hameir Wright from the hot board.... Added Ryan Boyce to the hot board.

4/24/17: Changed Aaron Wiggins' status from "warm" to "hot."... Added Keldon Johnson to the hot board... Added Bryce Golden to the hot board.

4/18/17: Removed Marcus Bingham from the hot board... Removed Sandro Mamukelashvili from the hot board... Removed Jalon Pipkins from the hot board... Changed Kiyon Boyd's status from "cool" to "cold."

4/11/17: Changed Jalen Pipkins' status from "hot" to "cool."

4/10/17: Added Jalen Pipkins to the hot board.

3/7/17: Added Jalen Lecque to the hot board... Added Khalid Moore to the hot board... Added Jaylen Hoard to the hot board.... Changed bio for Louis King... Changed bio for Aaron Wiggins.... Removed Simi Shittu from the hot board.

3/6/17: Added Brandon Stone to the hot board.... Added Marcus Bingham to the hot board.

2/21/17: Changed Silvio De Sousa's status from "cool" to "warm."... Changed Sandro Mamukelashvili's status from "cool" to "warm."... Changed Eric Ayala's status from "cool" to "warm."

2/9/17: Added Sandro Mamukelashvili to the hot board.... Removed Jaylen Hoard from the hot board... Removed Elijah Weaver from the hot board... Removed Khalid Moore from the hot board.

1/27/17: Added Nassir Little to the hot board.

1/15/17: Removed Zion Williamson from the hot board.... Changed Brandon Slater's status from "warm" to "hot."... Removed Khavon Moore from the hot board... Removed Miles Norris from the hot board.

1/4/17: Added Jake Forrester to the hot board.

12/26/16: Added Devon Dotson to the hot board... Added Zion Williamson to the hot board... Removed Chimezie Offurum from the hot board... Removed Isaiah Mucius from the hot board... Removed Naz Reid from the hot board... Removed Nassir Little from the hot board. ... Removed Jahvon Quinerly from the hot board.

12/22/16: Added Elijah Weaver to the hot board... Changed Chimezie Offurum's status from "warm" to "cool."

12/14/16: Removed MJ Walker from the hot board.... Added Silvio De Sousa to the hot board.

12/5/16: Changed Chimezie Offurum's status from "cool" to "warm."

11/28/16: Added Simi Shittu to the hot board.... Removed Ikey Obiagu from the hot board.

11/23/16: Added Sid Wilson to the hot board.

11/15/16: Removed Trevon Duval from the hot board.

11/9/16: Removed Darryl Morsell and Bruno Fernando from hot board as both signed Maryland Letters of Intent.

11/2/16: Changed Darryl Morsell's status from "hot" to "committed."...Changed Kiyon Boyd's status from "warm" to "cool."

11/1/16: Removed Cameron Reddish from the hot board... Added Khalid Moore to the hot board.... Changed Trevon Duval's status from "warm" to "cool."

10/28/16: Removed Davis Beatty from the hot board.

10/24/16: Changed bios for Moses Brown, David McCormack, Jalen Smith and Aaron Wiggins... Added Jaylen Hoard to the hot board.

10/10/16: Changed Trevon Duval's status from "cool" to "warm."

10/4/16: Changed Trevon Duval's status from "warm" to "cool."

10/2/16: Changed Bruno Fernando's status from "warm" to "committed." ... Removed Bourama Sidibe and Brandon McCoy from the hot board.

9/29/16: Added Nassir Little to the hot board.... Added Bruno Fernando to the hot board.... Removed O'Shae Brissett from the hot board.

9/28/16: Removed Sid Wilson from the hot board... Removed Jordan Tucker from the hot board... Removed Zion Williamson from the hot board.

9/27/16: Added Aaron Wiggins to the hot board.... Changed MJ Walker's status from "warm" to "cool."

9/25/16: Added Chimenzie Offurum to the hot board.

9/17/16: Removed Ira Lee from the hot board.

9/15/16: Removed Jaren Jackson from the hot board... Added Brandon McCoy to the hot board... Added Jahvon Quinerly to the hot board.

9/14/16: Added Ira Lee to the hot board... Changed Trevon Duval's status from "cool" to "warm."

9/10/16: Removed Nate Watson from the hot board.

9/8/16: Removed Chaundee Brown from the hot board.

9/7/16: Added Louis King to the hot board.

9/6/16: Changed Ikey Obiagu's status from "hot" to "warm."

8/30/16: Changed Jaren Jackson's status from "warm" to "hot." ... Changed Ikey Obiagu's status from "warm" to "hot."... Changed Nate Watson's status from "hot" to "warm."... Changed Darryl Morsell's status from "warm" to "hot."

8/15/16: Added Chaundee Brown to the hot board.

8/7/16: Removed RaiQuan Gray from the hot board.

8/1/16: Removed Elike Obinna from the hot board... Changed Moses Brown's status from "cool" to "warm." ... Changed Raiquan Gray's status from "cool" to "warm."

7/31/16: Removed Kris Wilkes from the hot board. ... Removed Chaundee Brown from the hot board.

7/27/16: Changed Chaundee Brown's status from "warm" to "cool."... Changed Trevon Duval's status from "warm" to "cool."... Added Eric Ayala to the hot board... Changed Kris Wilkes' status from "warm" to "cool."

7/25/16: Removed Naji Marshall from the hot board...Changed bio for Khavon Moore.

7/19/16: Added Khalid Moore to the hot board.... Removed Theo John from the hot board.

7/18/16: Added Sidney Wilson to the hot board...Removed D.J. Harvey from the hot board... Removed Nicolas Claxton from the hot board.... Added Ejike Obinna to the hot board.

7/1616: Added RaiQuan Gray to the hot board.

7/14/16: Changed Hameir Wight from 2017 to 2018... Changed Ikey Obiagu's status from "cool" to "warm."

7/13/16: Removed Brandon Randolph from the hot board... Removed Billy Preston from the hot board... Changed Bourama Sidibe's status from "cool" to "warm."

7/11/16: Removed Elias Harden from the hot board... Added Naji Marshall to the hot board... Changed Hameir Wright's status from "warm" to "cool." ... Changed Kris Wilkes' status from "cool" to "warm." ... Removed Zach Kent from the hot board.

7/10/16: Added Darryl Morsell to the hot board... Changed Jaren Jackson's status from "hot" to "warm." ... Added O'Shae Brissett to the hot board... Added Trevon Duval to the hot board.

6/28/16: Removed Raiquon Gray from the hot board... Removed Jamal Cain from the hot board.

6/23/16: Removed Malik Williams from the hot board... Removed Brandon McCoy from the hot board.... Removed Trevon Duval from the hot board.

6/20/16: Changed Nate Watson's status from "warm" to "hot."

6/14/16: Removed Noah Locke and Tre Wood from the hot board. ... Added Theo John to the hot board.

6/12/16: Changed Immanuel Quickley's status from "cool" to "warm."

6/1/16: Changed Josh Tomaic's status from "hot" to "committed." ... Removed Josh Tomaic from the hot board as he signed with Maryland.

5/27/16: Removed Justin Jackson from the hot board as he signed with Maryland.

5/25/16: Changed Justin Jackson's status from "hot" to "committed." ... Changed Nicolas Claxton's status from "warm" to "cool." 

5/18/16: Added Justin Jackson to the hot board... Changed Hameir Wright's status from "cool" to "warm."... Added Chaundee Brown to the hot board.

5/16/16: Removed Justin Jackson from the hot board.

5/13/16: Added Joshua Tomaic to the hot board.

5/12/16: Added Ikey Obiagu to the hot board.

5/11/16: Added David Beatty to the hot board. ... Changed Kiyon Boyd's status from "cool" to "warm."

5/10/16: Changed bio for Jarius Hamilton.

5/9/16: Added Zion Williamson to the hot board.

5/8/16: Removed Chaundee Brown from the hot board... Removed Luis Hurtado from the hot board.... Added RaiQuan Gray to the hot board... Added Jamal Cain to the hot board.... Added Isaiah Mucius to the hot board... Added Bourama Sidibe to the hot board... Added Tre Wood to the hot board...Added Noah Locke to the hot board.

5/5/16: Removed Nickeil Alexander-Walker from the hot board.

5/4/16: Changed Justin Jackson's bio.

5/3/16: Added Malik Williams to the hot board.

4/29/16: Added Justin Jackson to the hot board.

4/27/16: Added Brandon Randolph to the hot board.

4/24/16: Added Elias Harden to the hot board.

4/22/16: Changed Luis Hurtado's status from "warm" to "cool."

4/20/16: Added Miles Norris to the hot board.

4/18/16: Added Brandon McCoy to the hot board... Changed Jaren Jackson's status from "warm" to "hot." ... Dropped Matt Turner from the hot board.

4/17/16: Added Zach Kent to the hot board.

4/15/16: Removed Mohammed Bamba from the hot board.... Added Jairus Hamilton to the hot board.


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