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.
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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