Terps Offer German Swingman

Image from fibaeurope-u18men.com.

Via EuropeanProspects by way of TestudoTimes, Gary Williams and co. have offered a scholarship to 2011 German wing Martin Breunig. So, who is he?

He doesn’t have a Scout page, and his Rivals page has next to nothing. We do know he’s a 6’9″ wing player from Germany (who has played on some of their youth national teams) who is currently playing at St. John’s NW Military Academy in Delafield, Wi. Breunig has been offered by UW-Green Bay, Maine, and San Francisco, but is reportedly being recruited by USC, Oregon State, Cincinnati, and Marquette.

From TT:

He played with the German U18 team in last season’s European Championships, averaging about 9 points and 5 boards. His standout performance was a 15-point, 9-rebound performance against Bulgaria, which is nice, but then again, it’s Bulgaria.

Maryland’s had a mixed bag with international players in the past (jury’s still out on Palsson and Weijs, but with every Greivis you get a Jin Soo), but this looks like a pretty good find. Gary Williams knows how to find the diamonds in the rough (see MVPe’), and if he thinks this guy is good enough for a scholarship, that’s good enough for me.

Obviously, Desmond Hubert is the ideal choice, but as time carries on in his recruitment, I get more and more convinced that he’ll end up at UNC. Eugene McCrory and Greg Whittington are still options, but Gary hasn’t offered either of them yet (as far as we know), so for now it looks like Hubert and Breunig are the top two options.

There are a few videos of him working out on Youtube, if that’s your kind of thing. If we find an actual highlight tape, we’ll put it up for sure.

Topics: 2011basketball, Martinbreunig, Offers

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