ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 09: Head coach Mark Turgeon of the Maryland Terrapins reacts during the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Sam Cassell Jr. Officially Commits To Maryland

The tumultuous recruitment saga of Sam Cassell, Jr. is officially over, as the sought after high school guard has officially committed to play for Maryland. Cassell Jr. was in town to play in the 39th Capital Classic, the annual game highlighting local and high school stars, with past rosters littered with distinguished names such as Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan.

Via's Ben Standig:

During the player introduction, the public address announcer _ ironically, Georgetown's radio play-by-play voice Rich Chvotkin _ added a note onto the Baltimore product's bio beyond his high school accomplishments. Next season, Cassell would play in College Park.

"I was thinking about it a lot like the whole the week, but I decided I was going to announce it [here] yesterday," Cassell said after scoring 12 points, including eight straight during a second quarter perimeter barrage.

After announcing that he would be attending Maryland a month ago, Cassell Jr. pulled back from that commitment and visited a few other schools, including Pittsburgh and South Florida. Ultimately, the 6-foot-3 guard returned to his original choice, which should greatly please make fans in College Park .

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Maryland Basketball Recruiting: Charles Mitchell Officially Signs With Terrapins

The Maryland Terrapins officially signed one of their best prospects this offseason. Power forward Charles Mitchell from Marietta, GA officially signed his letter of intent and will be playing basketball for the university this fall. The announcement was made official from a tweet by head coach Mark Turgeon.

Mitchell measures in at 6'7" and 250 pounds. An inside presence like his could prove to be a big asset against some of the other big men in the ACC. That was a concern for the Terps last season as they had difficulty with the inside game especially with rebounding. Though he doesn't have a lot of explosive athleticism, that could be overlooked if he can be a great rebounder and inside scorer.

For more on this signing and all things Maryland athletics, please head over to Testudo Times.

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