IMS had the scoop – 2011 German wing Martin Breunig has committed to Maryland. Considered Maryland’s co-top target with Desmond Hubert (who will likely end up at UNC), this is a huge get for the Terps.
Here’s what his coach told Matt Bracken from the Sun:
“I saw [the commitment] coming because I spent the last two days with him,” said Martin Esters, the player development coach and international scout at St. John’s. “After the visit, he liked everything about it. He didn’t want to commit on the visit; he wanted to talk it over. … But last night he called, he’d been thinking about it, really liked everything about it, and he’s really excited about it.”
This is really, really big. Maryland needed another big man inside to complement Jordan Williams with the departure of Dino Gregory, and the 6’9″ Breunig provides that. While he’s more of a wing player, he can play inside, and he has a ton of potential to go with his fundamentally solid game.
At St John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., Breunig is averaging around 14 points and ten rebounds per game. He is the Terps’ third commit of the 2011 class, joining stud guards Sterling Gibbs and Nick Faust.
Will Breunig play small forward or power forward? Only time will tell, but we can only hope he’ll be able to play the four (Maryland’s biggest gap next year) at the ACC level. We’ll see if the Terps will bring in Hubert, Wally Judge, or Greg Whittington to help them out, but this is a very, very good start.
Here’s the highlight tape, again:
Oh, happy day.