Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 3:50 pm  |  16 responses

Maryland Lands Sam Cassell Jr.

Looking to maybe follow in his dad’s footsteps one day all the way to the League, Sam Cassell Jr., son of former NBA All-Star and current Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, committed to the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday. From the Baltimore Sun: “After two years in Massachusetts, Sam Cassell Jr.,  is coming home for college. Cassell, a Baltimore native and former St. Frances combo guard, committed to Maryland on Sunday. Cassell picked the Terps over Connecticut, Dayton, Florida State, Villanova, Washington and several others. “The hometown school definitely won out,” said Carlton “Bub” Carrington, Cassell’s AAU coach with Nike Baltimore Elite. “I know Sam has had an affection for the University of Maryland. He has a good relationship with Coach Bino [Ranson]. I know that they had identified him in the summer time. And they have been very, very persistent. Coach [Mark] Turgeon identified him along with Bino. Once the head coach gets involved, it’s hard to get away.” Cassell, who started his high school career at Towson Catholic, left town for Notre Dame Prep after his junior season with the Panthers. Over the course of his two seasons in Fitchburg, Mass., the 6-foot-4, 180-pound player went from mid-major prospect to highly coveted high-major talent. Carrington, who went to Dunbar with Cassell’s father, said the future Terp always had high-major skills.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Definitely has that nice jumper like his pops, he just doesn’t look very athletic… like his pops. lol.

  • Captain Obvious

    No photo? lol.. (insert Sam Cassell Alien joke..)

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    Has a really nice jumper just like his pops, unfortunately, he looks real unathletic… just like his pops.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    I don’t know who Sam Jr.’s mom is, but he got his looks from her lol

  • archer

    Is he enough for Maryland to even make a splash in the ACC? naaaaah

  • Waggle

    Hopefully he inherited his Dad’s ‘big balls’ move

  • http://outlaw.com bo outlaw

    sam i am spawned?

  • SikhWitIt

    LOL @ Captain – The ONLY reason I clicked on this was to see if his son looked like an alien too lol

  • SikhWitIt
  • Madterps

    Maryland might be able to make a splash if Stoglin returns and some of the recruits like Shaquille Cleare actually ends up with the team.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Maryland is going to still get buried. With Syracuse and Pitt being added, plus UNC/NCSU both have great recruiting classes coming in, and Duke might land Shabazz Huhammad. It will be fun seeing ET’s sequel out their tho.

  • Madterps

    Pitt is always a choker, the best new addition is definitely Syracuse. UNC, Duke and NC State might be good, but it does not mean necessarily that more talent equals winning. Plus Maryland has nowhere to go but up.

  • Bug
  • jysn

    aye @ Joey E thats a pause

  • LA Huey

    DNA test. The kid does not looked like he was born from a pod.

  • chitownterp

    I’m excited about Md for next season. This guy has “clutch shots” in his DNA. And people, enough with the alien jokes. We are happy for this young man.