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.”