Maryland basketball has reportedly received a crushing blow on the recruiting trail. Justin Anderson, an athletic junior swingman for Montrose Christian that is among one of the top recruits in the Class of 2012, has decided to back out of his commitment to the Terps and will attend Virginia instead, according to NBC4's Dan Hellie.
Montrose Christian star Justin Anderson has committed to Virginia. Anderson is one of the top 25 HS juniors in country. Huge for UVa.
Anderson had committed to Maryland to play for Gary Williams, in a move that was hailed as one of Williams' most significant recruiting gets due to his propensity for letting great homegrown talent get away. But when Williams retired, Anderson decided to reopen his recruitment and began looking at Virginia and Virginia Tech. In the end, despite the presence of new coach Mark Turgeon and elite recruiting assistant Dalonte Hill, it appears Anderson has decided to switch schools.