There is good news on the front of 2011 center Adjehi Baru, who is pretty decidedly Maryland’s top basketball target remaining. Here was the exchange between Jason of Maryland and Paul Biancardi of ESPN, in a chat on ESPN.com:
What are the chances Adjehi Baru committs to Maryland? Will it happen during the early signing period?
Paul Biancardi(2:48 PM)
Baru is exoected [sic] to commit to Maryland. Sources are saying that it will happen in the late signing period.
As TT mentioned, this is good news but not great news. Biancardi is an analyst, not a reporter (although he is ESPN.com’s director of basketball recruiting), so it’s not his job to find out who’s going where, but rather how good they’ll be once they get there. That being said, him mentioning sources is always a good sign.
The late signing period will be around April. Keep your fingers crossed, but don’t hold your breath, folks.