- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 10, 2005

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Guard Greivis Vasquez of Rockville’s Montrose Christian said yesterday he will attend Maryland, although the Terrapins did not announce he signed a letter of intent.

Maryland coach Gary Williams said 6-foot-3 point guard Eric Hayes and 6-foot-9 power forward Jerome Burney had signed with the Terps. Hayes, who plays for his father at Potomac High School in Dumfries, Va., and Burney (Atlanta’s Westlake High) previously had committed to Maryland.

Maryland could announce the signings of Oak Hill Academy small forward Landon Milbourne, who also previously committed to the Terps, and Vasquez as soon as today.

Hayes and Burney could have significant roles next year on a team that will lose senior guards Sterling Ledbetter and Chris McCray and forwards Nik Caner-Medley and Travis Garrison. Williams said Burney reminds him of Chris Wilcox at a similar stage of his career.

Hayes’ impact could be more immediate since Maryland has no successor to junior point guard D.J. Strawberry. Hayes’ presence also could allow Strawberry to play on the wing more next season.

“I thought we had a certain need with Sterling Ledbetter getting out. D.J. would be a senior, and Parrish Brown would be a senior,” Williams said. “We needed someone who could play right away.”

Patrick Stevens

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