He won't help this season, but Maryland's commitment from 6-9 275 lb. Shaquille Cleare gives them a big man they can build around.Â Great early get for first-year coach Mark Turgeon, who tapped into his Texas network to get Cleare out of Houston.
Cleare's AAU coach Aaron HarrisonÂ said this about him: "I think everybody is sleeping on the kidI think everybody is sleeping on the kid. What people don't know is that he's a relentless workout machine. He's not overweight, that's just his size. He's a different kind of animal. People haven't realized that but he is. I can't tell you where his ceiling is at. He's only been playing basketball four years."
Rebuilding at Maryland is looking like a quicker fix than many expect.