Gary Williams' retirement is a big shocker to the Maryland basketball program, and it also could end up being a damaging blow to the on-court product in the coming years. Williams' incoming 2011 recruiting class was expected to be one of his strongest ever. However, two of those players -- Sterling Gibbs and Nick Faust -- will reopen their recruitment.
"Yes, I will reopen with Nick Faust," Gibbs, a point guard out of Seton Hall Prep, said by text.
Both Gibbs and Faust signed letters of intent, so it's unclear exactly how they would be able to go back on their commitment to Maryland. Still, it looks like Maryland's vaunted recruiting class is no more.
Gibbs is a three-star point guard from West Orange, NJ that picked Maryland over DePaul, Indiana, Pitt, Rutgers, St. John's and Seton Hall. Faust is a 6'6'' shooting guard that was a Top 75 recruit from Baltimore. He picked Maryland over Villanova.