The Maryland basketball team got some good news on the recruiting front on Thursday evening.
According to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi, DeMatha Catholic (Md.) guard D.J. Harvey trimmed his list to nine schools and the Terrapins made the cut.
Out of the nine that made the cut, Maryland is the only Big Ten school that is still in the mix. Harvey visited College Park back on Feb. 6 when Maryland defeated Purdue.
Harvey also visited Maryland the week prior (Jan. 28) when the Terps hosted then No. 3 ranked Iowa.
According to 247Sports, Harvey is rated as the No. 17 player in the 2017 class and the top player in the state of Maryland. The DeMatha star is also ranked as the third-best shooting guard in the nation.
Harvey holds scholarship offers from many high-major schools around the country. Arizona holds 73 percent of Harvey’s Crystal Ball predictions, but the Wildcats failed to make his latest list.
At the moment, Duke is thought to be the leader in Harvey’s recruitment, but there’s still plenty of time for other schools to jump back into the thick of the race.
Harvey is currently playing his AAU ball with Team Takeover (17U) in the Nike EYBL. The 2017 star guard is averaging 10.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.
Maryland currently doesn’t have a 2017 commit, but is heavily involved with some of the class’ top prospects including David Beatty, Trevon Duval, and Billy Preston.