Monday, June 18, 2007

Yah Yah! Terps land 5-star 2008 Recruit. According to, Lynetta ("Yah Yah") Kizer from nearby Potomac H.S. in Woodbridge, VA, committed Monday to play for the Maryland Terrapins.

HoopGurlz ranks Kizer as the Top Post Prospect of the entire 2008 recruiting class! With the upcoming graduations of Lang, Harp and Jade Perry at the end of the 2007-08 season, and with several highly-rated guards, as well as wing-forward Drey Mingo (not to be confused with Trey Wingo) already committed to Maryland, inking a strong center was, no doubt, a top priority for Coach B and the entire Maryland recruiting staff. Adding Lynetta, whom HoopGurlz describes as "arguably [one of] the two most physically punishing players in the 2008 class," is a giant step towards filling out a roster of players for the 2008-09 season and beyond who can compete with any team in the nation.

This summer, Lynetta was selected by USA Basketball as one of the top 36 prep players in the country to compete in USA Basketball's Youth Development Festival at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

This is great news for Terps fans and, we expect, for Lynetta's family and friends as well, who will now be able to follow Lynetta's college career at one of the very best programs in the nation without having to drive too far from home . . . and with gas prices being what they are, that's BIG!

Photo Credit: Glenn Nelson (HoopGurlz)


At 11:54 AM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

This is really great news. With some of the chatter on a popular message board ( not mentioning any names) about an incoming player being a cancer for the team and another veteran player wanting to transfer, it's good to see that it's most likely just a case of MSU (making stuff up)and it's not discouraging commitments from top-notch recruits.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

If all the blather on the internet message boards were true, Coach B would now be coaching FLORIDA & TEXAS (probably both at the same time!) and Jeff Van Gundy would be coaching the Mystics.

There's lots of nonsense and plenty of "MSU" on those things. That's why our readers should rely exclusively on the BasketCases for all their news! LOL.



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