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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 1/15/17. See the Update Notes at the bottom of the board.

POINT GUARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/200305-prentiss-hubb

Temperature: HOT

Class Year: 2018

AAU: DC Premier

Skinny: The Gonzaga product Hubb has been all about Maryland ever since the Terps offered. He wants to play for the hometown school, he's been to double-digit UMD games over the last year or so, he likes Mark Turgeon and Dustin Clark, and he believes he could thrive in College Park. Hubb will look at his other options, but he's likely UMD's to lose.

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

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Baltimore Elite

Skinny: The Terps  offered 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/203321-elijah-weaver

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Breakdown

Skinny: The Terps are monitoring the four-star but haven't offered yet. He may not be a main priority, but Cliff Warren is in touch. He's blowing up on the trail.

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. But the combo is viewed as a relative longshot at this stage and may wind up in the south.

SHOOTING GUARDS

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

Temperature: HOT

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Takeover

Skinny: A local wing with plenty of Terps' interest following an offer. 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. Slater does have a growing offer list, but UMD could be positioned should they pounce and press.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Loaded

Skinny: A DMV wing-guard who is tough as nails. The Terps anted up and there is plenty of mutual interest between the two sides. Boyd has been in College Park, loved his Xfinity Center experience and has grown up a Terps' fan. UMD is positioned well for him if Mark Turgeon and Dustin Clark push in earnest. But Boyd may not be as receptive to UMD with so many 2-guards in the program.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: We R 1

Skinny: The Terps have offered this 2018 guard who has UMD interest. He likes the staff and the program as a whole. But there are other options on Maryland's board and it remains to be seen how hard they'll pursue.

SMALL FORWARDS

http://www.scout.com/player/199474-hameir-wright

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Albany City Rocks

Skinny: An emerging wing who the Terps have been in contact with and offered. He likes what he's seen out of UMD, but has yet to visit. Wright also has a ton of other suitors too and likes Syracuse and the Pac 12.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Loaded

Skinny: This four-star from North Carolina will have his pick of schools. The Terps have offered, and Cliff Warren is on him and has Hamilton's attention. He's going to be a tough pull out of Tobacco Road, but he has already been to College Park and has some family connections to the school.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Sports U

Skinny: This five-star forward has a Maryland offer and has visited College Park. He's taken an interest in the school, though the blue bloods are after him too. He'll be a tough pull out of New York.

http://www.scout.com/player/203261-sid-wilson

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: New Heights

Skinny: The Terps are monitoring Wilson closely and have been in touch often. The Brewster Academy product has interest in visiting UMD too. But it's early and he's looking at a number of programs like UConn, Louisville, Miami, Texas and more.

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

Temperature: COOL

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 and taken a keen liking to the program. His recruitment is in its infancy however.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: Team Charlotte

Skinny: Hoard is a five-star who has visited UMD after the Terps offered. A native of France, Hoard's recruitment has been under wraps so far, although he has the attention of numerous elite college programs.

http://www.scout.com/player/210589-khalid-moore/news?year=2017

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: NY Rens

Skinny: Moore doesn't hold a Terps offer yet, but Bino Ranson and Co. are monitoring him. It's possible they make a push for both Moore and his teammate, Moses Brown. If not, Moore projects to a northeast program.

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 the bluebloods are involved.

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

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: E1T1

Skinny: The five-star De Sousa is the close friend and fellow countrymen 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 will have his pick of schools.

http://www.scout.com/player/213647-jake-forrester

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: PSA Cardinals

Skinny: Forrester has visited College Park a couple times and has taken a liking to the school. He's in touch with the staff and could be a target for Mark Turgeon and Co. down the line. He might not be priority No. 1, but Forrester is on the radar.

http://www.scout.com/player/202102-simi-shittu

Temperature: COOL

Class Year: 2018

AAU: CIA Bounce

Skinny: The five-star Shittu listed Maryland as a school on him hard, although we'll have to see whether interest is reciprocal. He's wide open at this stage and his recruitment could go in many different directions.

CENTERS

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. But McCormack has blown up on the trail and is taking his recruitment slowly.

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

Temperature: WARM

Class Year: 2018

AAU: New Heights

Skinny: A budding center recruit who will have multiple high-majors after him in time. The Terps have 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's recruitment is just beginning, however, and we won't know where he truly stands until his profile is fully realized.

UPDATE NOTES:

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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