Catching Up With Ashton Pankey

2010 hoops commit, Ashton Pankey suffered a fracture in his leg in November and had surgery Feb 4th.

In November, St. Anthony power forward Ashton Pankey committed to play basketball at the University of Maryland while preparing for his senior season. His season however took a turn for the worst when he injured his leg during the first week of practice. “My leg just started hurting the first week. I went to the doctors and found out I had a fracture. I am out for the season and will be getting surgery on February 4.”

Pankey was disappointed he was injured because there was a lot he wanted to accomplish during his final year of high school. “ I wanted to prove a point, and show a lot of people I can play at a big school. I really wanted to win a state championship as well. It's disappointing that the injury had to happen.”

Despite the injury, Pankey cannot wait to join the Terps in the ACC. “I am really looking forward to the whole atmosphere at Maryland. My biggest goal is to play in the NBA and playing in the ACC I will get a chance to play against many future professional players. “ Pankey also added, “I am excited to play for Gary Williams, since he is going to be a future Hall of Famer. It's going to be a great atmosphere overall playing at Maryland.”

Pankey will be playing a key role in Maryland's future, along with the other three players of Maryland's twentieth ranked recruiting class. Pankey does not know his future teammates very well at the moment, but he is looking forward to getting to know them once they arrive in College Park this fall. “I have talked to Pe'Shon [Howard} a few times, but once we get on campus I am sure we all will get along pretty well. “

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