Top-100 Center Prospect Charles Mitchell Commits To Play For Maryland

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: Head coach Mark Turgeon of the Texas A&M Aggies reacts in the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Just a few days after visiting campus, top-100 center prospect Charles Mitchell committed to play basketball for Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins.

The University of Maryland basketball team is getting ready to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC Tournament, but less than an hour before tip off, they received a bit of good news in the form of a commitment from Charles Mitchell. Mitchell is a big-bodied center and a top-100 prospect from the state of Georgia. The commitment was tweeted by a number of Maryland news sources, but was echoed by Mitchell himself on Twitter.

Mitchell is listed at 6-foot-8 and about 220 pounds, and he gives Maryland some more depth along the front line that they have desperately been trying to cultivate. between him and Shaq Cleare (and potential improvement from Alex Len) the Terps could be much bigger on the inside this time of year.

Mitchell was on campus over the weekend for a visit, and he was hosted by freshman Nick Faust. Prior to his visit Mitchell was considered a Florida St. lean. He was also considering Florida and Tennessee, among others.

The scouting report on Mitchell its that he is a very good low-post scorer with excellent hands, and has the potential to be a dominant rebounder. He is not an explosive athlete. In all honesty he sounds a lot like Jordan Williams, who starred for the Terps for two years before leaving for the NBA last year.

Mitchell gives the Terps four commitments for the 2012 class, joining Cleare, Jake Layman, Seth Allen and Damonte Dodd. Three of those players are 6-foot-8 or over, which should help them compete with the class of the ACC moving forward.

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

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