Terps commit Dion Wiley ties Elite 24 record

Terps commit Dion Wiley ties Elite 24 record
August 26, 2013, 9:30 pm
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On Saturday night in New York City, they called him "Fully Loaded."

And on Saturday night in New York City, tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge on the nicest outdoor basketball court you could find in the five boroughs, Fully Loaded couldn't seem to miss from the perimeter.

Maryland has come to know him more often as Dion Wiley, a sharpshooting Terps commit from the Class of 2014 who is looking to fill one of the roster's biggest voids: outside shooting.

Wiley hit 4-of-5 shots from three-point range and scored 12 points, tying an Under Armour Elite 24 game record for three-pointers made in a game.

The record pulled him even with NBA talents Lance Stephenson (2007), Doron Lamb (2007), and Myck Kabongo (2009), who also hit four three-pointers during their run in the Elite 24 game while in high school.

Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead also hit four shots from long distance on Saturday on nine attempts.

Wiley played opposite his future Maryland teammate Romelo Trimble, who scored three points on the evening. 

Those two are cornerstones of Maryland's 2014 class, along with swingman Jared Nickens and seven-footer Trayvon Reed.

As for the game, Wiley's Coney Island team bested Trimble's Bed-Stuy squad, 114-109.