Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

Maryland point guard signee Roddy Peters' high school career will end before the New Year.

The 6-foot-4 senior will play five more games for Suitland High before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, according to The Washington Post.

The highly touted senior originally dislocated the shoulder over the summer playing on the AAU circuit, but earlier this week, Suitland Coach George McClure said Peters was practicing normally and planned to play a full season. He later added “if [the shoulder] becomes bad we’re going to do whatever is best for Roddy.”

The Post reported that Peters' last game with the Rams will be Dec. 21 against Eleanor Roosevelt. The Terps commitment averaged 23 points as a junior.

** The Washington Post's Brandon Parker wrote this week about Peters (Suitland) and Terps junior shooting guard target Dion Wiley (Potomac) spurning private schools to remain at public schools.

Blessed with a soft outside touch, the 6-foot-4 guard/forward [Wiley] averaged nearly 20 points per game in helping the Wolverines improve their win total by 15 games and reach the Maryland 3A South region final.

** The Sun's boys basketball preview featured an article about Mount St. Joseph guards Kam Williams (an Ohio State signee) and Maryland target Phil Booth.

In earning All-Metro second-team honors last season, Booth, who has a growing list of Division I offers, including from Indiana, Georgetown and Maryland, showed how many different ways he can impact a game in his breakthrough sophomore season. Averaging 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game, he scored important baskets, handled the ball, grabbed the big rebound, blocked the late shot and hit clutch free throws.

** Maryland junior power forward target Obi Enechionyia received top billing in The [Hagerstown] Herald-Mail's boys basketball preview.

Enechionyia led county players with a 17.5 scoring average, had 12 rebounds and 6 blocks per game as the Saints went 17-10.

“(Obi) is one of the best in Maryland,” said coach Paul Easton of his 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward/center. “He’s going to step up even more this year and take on more of a role offensively.”

** Two Maryland women's signees were mentioned in The Sun's high school girls basketball preview: Aberdeen center Brionna Jones and Digital Harbor forward A'Lexus Harrison.

A two-time All-Metro selection who committed to Maryland as a freshman, Harrison averaged 15 points and 16 rebounds and has over 1,000 of each in her career. The 6-1 dynamo can do almost anything offensively, from driving hard to the hoop to hitting the 3-pointer.

** Jones powered Aberdeen to a win over Milford Mill in the Eagles' season opener Thursday night.

Once again, the Eagles' 6-foot-3 center, Brionna Jones, presented a challenge the Millers could not overcome as she scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds in leading Aberdeen to a 67-52 victory in the season opener for both teams Thursday night at the Beast of the East Showcase at St. Frances.

** UM guard pledge Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was iisted as a top player to watch in the Beaver County (Pa.) Times' girls basketball preview.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Hopewell star and Maryland commit does everything. She averaged 25.6 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game as a junior

Football recruiting

** McDonough offensive lineman Na'Ty Rodgers told The Washington Post's Eric Detweiler that Maryland and Washington are right behind South Carolina in his top three.

Rodgers will make an official visit to Maryland this weekend and head to Washington, where his father Tyrone once played on the defensive line for the Huskies, the following weekend. His top five had also included Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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