The once proud Maryland Terrapins’ basketball program struggled mightily this season, missing out on a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
On Monday, they may have started their return towards the top (in the Big 10 instead of the ACC).
3-star big man Michal Cekovsky gave his pledge to the Terrapins.
Jeff Ermann of 24/7 Sports has the scoop.
Cekovsky, a Slovakia native who spent this season at Spain’s Canarias Academy, chose the Terps over Florida, Arizona, Louisville and a bevy of other high-major programs. He’s rated by 247Sports as the No. 39 overall prospect and sixth-best power forward in the Class of 2014.
Cekovsky is regarded as an ultra-skilled post player who can shoot the 3-pointer and play with his back to the basket. He could play a primary role immediately for the Terps, who lacked production from their frontcourt this season and were in need of reinforcements.
The 7’0, 220-pound Cekovsky attends the Canarias Basketball Academy.
It is a big get for new coach Marc Turgeron. Cekovsky is considered the 26th best power forward prospect and the 123rd best overall prospect in the class of 2014 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings (In 24/7 Sports’ individual rankings, he is considered a 4-star prospect).
Cekovsky also had offers from the Arizona Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals.