Terps out of running for Obi Enechionyia

Terps out of running for Obi Enechionyia
August 7, 2013, 1:00 pm
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There were indications that such a move would happen in the near future, but it appears to be official now.

After an on-and-off recruitment, local forward Obi Enechionyia has cut Maryland from his list, according to Marcus Helton of DMVElite.com.

Georgia Tech, Loyola Marymount, Miami, and Temple remain on the list for his services.

Enechionyia, who plays on the same Team Takeover AAU squad as Maryland commit Dion Wiley, played well for Pan Africa during the Nike Global Challenge in D.C. this July. 

"[Maryland] is still recruiting me," he told Comcast SportsNet at the time. "It's not as much as it was at the beginning, but I'm still considering them and they're still recruiting me."

The mutual interest had noticeably lessened, though, making news of the cut more or less expected.

"I know they've kind of dropped off a little bit in recruiting [of me]," he added at Nike Global. "Like I said, I'm still considering them."

At 6-8, 220 pounds, Enechionyia will bring an athletic shot-blocking presence in the post to the school he chooses.

His low-post moves still need to development, but he has proven that he can work the offensive glass and get rebounds and putbacks for points on the offensive end.

Another one of his AAU teammates, James Palmer, committed to Miami this past week.

As for Maryland, the Terps continue to look for a player from the Class of 2014 to fill their final open scholarship position.

Much focus has been on the low post, particularly prospects Chinanu Onuaku, Trayvon Reed, and Goodluck Okonoboh. But according to a source, the program's options remain open.

That means that swingmen Gary Clark and Dominique Uhl could still be in play, despite Maryland's depth at that position.

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