Reese makes the call for Maryland


St. Frances Academy hybrid forward Julian Reese made the decision to end his recruitment on Mother's Day as Terps assistant Orlando "Bino" Ranson earned the first commitment of the 2021 class.

“College Park here I come!!!” Reese announced on Twitter.

Reese committed to Maryland over offers from Georgetown, LSU, Marquette, Miami, Rutgers, UConn and Virginia Tech among others. It helps Maryland fans that the 6-foot-9, 205-pound prospect will follow his sister, Angel Reese, to College Park as the elite women’s prospect opted for the Terps over South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee and USC.

The good news rolled in for Maryland fans just days later as Alabama grad transfer Galin Smith announced his decision to enroll in College Park, giving the Terps depth where it is needed most in the frontcourt.

After averaging 10.7 points and eight rebounds per game last season, the persistence from Ranson and the Maryland staff paved the way for the Terps to maintain their recruiting foothold in Baltimore. Just two years removed from landing Darryl Morsell and Jalen Smith in consecutive classes, Reese gives the Terps a jumpstart in the 2021 class as head coach Mark Turgeon works to fill out the roster moving forward with multiple scholarships to work with.

Reese was an integral piece in St. Frances’ dominant season as the Panthers finished 38-4 on their way to beat Mount St. Joseph to win the BCL Championship. With his soft touch around the rim and his length, Turgeon and the staff have the chance to mold yet another local athletic big man.

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