Dion Wiley, a top five shooting guard in the Class of 2014 that had been considering Georgetown, instead has committed to Maryland.
From CBS Sports:
Class of 2014 standout Dion Wiley has verbally committed to Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, a source told CBSSports.com early Friday. Wiley subsequently confirmed the news with a text message to CBSSports.com.
Wiley is expected to sign a national letter of intent in November. The 6-foot-4 guard is a consensus top-50 prospect rated as high as 22nd by one service. He chose Maryland over a host of other high-major programs, among them Indiana and Georgetown.
Wiley is the second Class of 2014 prospect to commit to Maryland.
The other is Romelo Trimble.
He's also a top-75 recruit.
The commitment of Wiley to Maryland doesn't come as a major surprise to anyone who follows such things, but it does strike somewhat of a blow to Georgetown in that Wiley's Team Takeover backcourt mate Tre Campbell had been recruiting someone who he refers to as his "brother" to join him on The Hilltop.
Congrats to my brother. He committed to Maryland. I still love u tho @noshawties— Tre Campbell (@TreTC3) June 7, 2013
He will always be my Brother no matter what✊✊✊— Tre Campbell (@TreTC3) June 7, 2013
OMG THAT IS SO SAD!
At the end of the day, however, Wiley perhaps looks at the B1G-bound Terps as an opportunity to play right away, whereas at Georgetown he'd be competing for minutes at the 2 spot as a freshman behind Jabril Trawick in his senior year and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera as both a junior and senior.
With Wiley headed to Maryland, perhaps this opens the door for Phil Booth at Georgetown. Booth, another Team Takeover standout, has been considering Maryland, Georgetown and Indiana among others.
Though some postulated Booth's recruitment by the Terps would fade after Trimble committed and contact intensified with Wiley, Booth says he speaks with either Coach Mark Turgeon or assistant coach Bino Ranson almost every day. Booth, whose father Phil Booth Sr. played at Coppin State, has known Ranson since he was young.
Citing constant communication from Georgetown, Indiana and Villanova, Booth said Ohio State and Temple have also come on strong in recent weeks. For Team Takeover, which earned the top seed in July's Peach Jam, Booth is averaging 12.2 points per game, second on the team to Wiley. Both are shooting a blistering 48 percent from three-point range.
Already the dudes over at Maryland SBN site Testudo Times are doing cartwheels over this commitment and see Wiley's choice as a clear victory for the Terps over Georgetown in a DMV recruiting battle.
Kevin Broadus, call your office.