According to a report by Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog, Kimball Union Academy’s Abdul Malik Abu has placed Maryland on his short-list of preferred colleges. Abu, a 6’8 junior is ranked 47th in the nation for the 2014 class by ESPN and 66th by Rivals.com.
Abu visited Maryland on August 27th and apparently came away very impressed with the campus and head coach Mark Turgeon’s offensive system.
“Maryland will be one of the schools that will make my top list of schools when I decide to form a list,” Abu said following a visit to Maryland Monday.
“Abdul said the school was amazing,” Expressions 16s coach Tyron Boswell said. “They showed them all the facilities and all the great players who played there. And obviously it’s attractive with getting guys to the next level.”
Of note, Abu also visited with his fellow Expressions 16 AAU teammates Jared Terrell and Alec Brennan. Terrell is a 6’3 shooting guard who is also ranked highly by ESPN at 49th in the nation. Prior to the visit, Terrell had not made any indication that Maryland was on his list of preferred schools. While Brennan said that Turgeon’s offense was a plus for his game, Terrell did not appear to have Maryland in his sights at the time.
Currently, Abu has received offers from UCONN, Miami, Cincinnati, Michigan State, and Boston College among others. Maryland obviously has competition, but the visit definitely didn’t hurt.