Boo Williams Weekend Recap

Boo Williams Weekend Recap

Here is a recap of how some of the Terps recruits performed this weekend at Boo Williams.

HAMPTON, Va. - It's not often that the most exciting part of a sport's season begins after the actual season ends, but that is the case with high school basketball. With the high school season ending last week, it is now time for the top players from around the country to hit the road with their travel teams for the AAU circuit. Over the next few months, various locales will be jam-packed with rosters and rosters of talent. However, there might not be a better event than the inaugural Elite Youth Basketball League that was held at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va. this past weekend. 42 of the best NIKE teams competed in the U-17 division, while dozens of the best U-16 and U-15 teams also participated. With so much talent in one place, it was no surprise that there were several Maryland prospects in the building. Here's a look at a handful of Terrapin targets in attendance.

Kyle Wiltjer, Oakland Soldiers

Scouting Report: The 6-9 junior is an inside-outside forward who is more comfortable on the perimeter and can score on pull-up jumpers on outside shots. Wiltjer can also get baskets inside and off of offensive rebounds. However, for a player his size, he needs to absorb contact and finish at the rim better. He spends too much time on the perimeter instead of using his size to punish smaller defenders.

School List: Gonzaga, Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, UCLA, USC, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Marquette, Maryland, Stanford and Washington

Quotable: “I'm looking for a good fit, one that fits my style. I also want a good coach. [The coaching carousel] affects my recruitment a lot. If there's a school I don't like, a new coach could change that. There are teams that can go from the bottom to the top.”

James Robinson, Team Takeover

Scouting Report: Robinson is only a sophomore, so he has plenty of time to develop. As it stands, he is poised to become one of the better guards in his class. He can shoot from the perimeter and has a very nice stroke on his three-point shot. Robinson is also an adept penetrator who can get past his defenders with ease. He is a smart player with good vision who can find teammates in positions to score. Robinson is mature and fundamentally-sound at this point in his career.

School List: Early interest from Maryland, Notre Dame and Georgetown

Quotable: “It's early, so I don't really know. But I'm looking for academics and a good coaching staff.”

Deuce Bello, D-One Sports

Scouting Report: Bello did not play this weekend because of a broken wrist. He is out until May 14, but he said that his recovery is going well. Bello is able to run, but not play basketball until mid-May. When healthy, Bello is a freak athlete who is unarguably the best dunker in high school basketball. He is extremely long who makes a difference on defense, the backboards and in transition.

School List: Duke, Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Maryland and Miami

Quotable: “I was supposed to go to Maryland [a few weeks ago]. I really like the coaches there.”

Desmond Hubert, New Jersey Playaz

Scouting Report: Although he is on a New Jersey Playaz team loaded with high-major, Division-I prospects, Hubert might be the best of the bunch. He is long and athletic and is a legitimate inside player. Offensively, he has some solid post moves, demonstrating a nice jump hook as well as the ability to finish consistently with dunks and lay-ups. Hubert runs the floor well and has good hands to finish in transition. On the defensive end, Hubert blocks shots and really rebounds the ball well.

School List: Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Georgetown, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Villanova, Penn State, and Maryland, with Duke and North Carolina showing interest

Quotable: “[Maryland] has a great coach. Coach Williams, to me, he's like a Hall of Fame coach. It was pretty cool when I got to sit down and talk to him.”

Devin Langford, Each 1 Teach 1

Scouting Report: The younger cousin of former Louisville commit Josh Langford, Devin is a very athletic forward who makes an impact in a variety of ways. He is active on the offensive glass, consistently beating opponents for rebounds and tip-ins or dunks. He also had a couple of impressive drives to the basket off the dribble. Langford is a wiry performer who needs to add weight if he wants to make an immediate impact at the next level. As it stands, Langford's athleticism and length combined with his craftiness around the basket are more than enough for him.

School List: Wake Forest, Alabama, Auburn, Maryland, Marquette, Tulane, Georgetown and others

Quotable: “I want good people to be around me, and I need to have a good relationship with the coach.”

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