Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon is reaching back into the state of New Jersey, by way of Germany, to extend his latest scholarship offer.
After a strong showing at the Hoop Group Summer Jam in Philadelphia, Turgeon offered 6-8 wing Dominique Uhl of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., Comcast SportsNet has confirmed.
Josh Verlin of CityofBasketballLove.com was the first to report the news Monday afternoon.
Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli was in attendance over the weekend to watch Uhl and Turgeon extended the offer thereafter, Uhl's AAU coach Tony Sagona told CSN.
"He's a good slasher, 6-8 takes kids off the dribble can shoot the ball now," Sagona said by phone. "He’s really come into his own right now. Can jump out of the gym, real long."
Uhl holds close to two dozen mid-to-low major offers and has begun to draw interest from high-major schools. In addition to Maryland, Iowa, Boston College, and Temple have offered him.
The timing of the offer is interesting, as it had appeared that Maryland had shifted its focus from the wing position to the frontcourt to round out its 2014 class. This past weekend at the Nike Global Challenge, New York City forward Terry Larrier told CSN that interest from Maryland had waned in recent weeks.
The Terrapins have three commitments from the Class of 2014--Romelo Trimble, Dion Wiley, and Jared Nickens--all of whom have shown the ability to shoot from the perimeter and score.
As for Uhl, he would still fit into the Maryland system, but the question would be if there are enough minutes to go around.
"He’s a stretch guy who can be very difficult to cover," Sagona said. "He’s athletic and long, plays defense right.
"He’s from Germany, so it wouldn't really matter to him in he went to school in Iowa or Brooklyn," Sagona said, pointing out that geographic location likely won't factor into Uhl's decision.
"He’ll go visit the schools and make a decision before the high school season."