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Monday, 06/16/08

Gilchrist to South Florida

# Center/forward Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills-Progressive Christian Academy, Md., will transfer from Maryland to South Florida, according to the Tampa Tribune. He also considered Kentucky and West Virginia.

Gilchrist had first signed with Virginia Tech in November 2006, but opted out of his letter citing the 2007 shootings on campus. He enrolled in Maryland, but the ACC ruled Gilchrist would not be eligible until January 2009 and would lose a year of eligibility because he had signed with another conference school. Maryland then gave Gilchrist a requested release. South Florida is expected to appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would allow Gilchrist to play this season at USF. If the appeal is not successful, he would not be able to play at USF until the 2009-10 season.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 06/16/08

Gilchrist to South Florida

# Center/forward Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills-Progressive Christian Academy, Md., will transfer from Maryland to South Florida, according to the Tampa Tribune. He also considered Kentucky and West Virginia.

Gilchrist had first signed with Virginia Tech in November 2006, but opted out of his letter citing the 2007 shootings on campus. He enrolled in Maryland, but the ACC ruled Gilchrist would not be eligible until January 2009 and would lose a year of eligibility because he had signed with another conference school. Maryland then gave Gilchrist a requested release. South Florida is expected to appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would allow Gilchrist to play this season at USF. If the appeal is not successful, he would not be able to play at USF until the 2009-10 season.

Check June for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
Archives: June/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Sunday, 06/08/08

Terp Shane Walker to Loyola-Maryland

# Freshman 6-10 forward/center Shane Walker of Northampton, England/Alexandria-Bishop Ireton, Va/Rockville-Montrose Christian, Md., has transferred from Maryland to Loyola-Maryland. He played in 24 games for the Terps last season.

Check June for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Sallie now looking at Kty, Mem, Cinn, Md

# Touted guard Roburt Sallie of Sacramento-Valley, Cal/Laurinburg Prep, NC/Patterson School, NC/CC of San Francisco, Cal., won't be eligible to compete at Nebraska, or any Big 12 Conference school. He now plans to visit Kentucky, Memphis, Cincinnati and Maryland. Seton Hall, Oregon State and Marshall are also in the mix.

The reason lies in Big 12 Conference Rule 6.2, which states that any student-athlete who enrolls at a conference institution, part-time or full time, must meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements. Sallie had not met those NCAA requirements when he enrolled part-time and paid for his own classes at Nebraska in the fall of 2006. Sallie, who had recently re-signed with the Huskers in Class 2008, was hoping the NCAA academic clearinghouse would grant him eligibility. Despite three appeals, the NCAA ruled against Sallie and made him in violation of Rule 6.2. Nebraska requested a conference waiver, but the Big 12 Council denied it. Sallie can still compete at any NCAA school outside the Big 12.

Check June for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 06/03/08

Gilchrist to leave Maryland

# Center Gus Gilchrist of Temple Hills-Progressive Christian Academy, Md., who chose the Terps after being released from his scholarship at Virginia Tech, has been granted a transfer by Maryland. Gilchrist sat out last season after enrolling at Maryland in January 2008. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Capital Classic all-star game in 2007. "Gus has asked for a release to explore other options which may allow him to play more games at another university outside the Atlantic Coast Conference, pending an NCAA waiver," said coach Gary Williams.

Check June for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
Archives: June/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Saturday, 05/24/08

Tyree Evans gains release from Terps

# Guard Tyree Evans of Richmond-George Wythe, Va/Winchendon Prep, Mass/Butler County CC, Kan/Motlow State CC, Tenn., has asked to be released from his signed letter to Maryland. He had yet to be accepted by the admissions office and his withdrawal came while the university was studying his credentials and history. Media reports have surfaced about a string of criminal charges. Evans, who had picked Maryland over Arizona, Florida State and Kansas State, averaged 21.2 points at Motlow State this past season. Bobby Steinburg, who coached Evans at Motlow State, will become an assistant at Kent State next month.

Check May for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 05/07/08

Vols sign JC guard Bobby Maze

# Guard Bobby Maze of Forestville-Suitland, Md/Patterson School, NC/Oklahoma/Hutchinson CC, Kan., has signed with Tennessee over Cincinnati and Kentucky. Once headed to Maryland, he averaged 20.7 points this past season.

Check May for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Monday, 04/28/08

Terps say no to Maze

# Maryland has withdrawn its offer to guard Bobby Maze of Forestville-Suitland, Md/Patterson School, NC/Oklahoma/Hutchinson CC, Kan. He is now considering Cincinnati, Kentucky, St. John's, Wichita State and Southern California.

Check April for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Tuesday, 04/15/08

Terps add Tyree Evans

# Well-traveled, but high-scoring guard Tyree Evans of Richmond-George Wythe, Va/Winchendon Prep, Mass/Butler County CC, Kan/Motlow State CC, Tenn., is headed to Maryland, according to reports. He had picked Cincinnati and Kansas State over the years.

Check April for more news. Search: Class 2008/2009/2010
Archives: May/June/July/Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar.
Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Friday, 12/21/07

Terps pledge Bobby Maze

# Guard Bobby Maze of Washington, DC/Patterson School, NC/Oklahoma/Hutchinson CC, Kan., has committed to Maryland.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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