2012 Women's College Basketball Team Recruiting Rankings

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Maryland

Commits:3ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 Commits:2Top Prospect:P Malina Howard


Malina Howard of Twinsburg, Ohio.
(ESPN HoopGurlz)

The Terps lost out on a couple players, No. 6 Jordan Adams of Irvine, Calif., and No. 16 Alexis Prince of Maitland, Fla., who would have turned this class into a home run, but it's pretty special nonetheless. And viewed in the prism of what Maryland has coming in the near future, its appeal grows.

Coach Brenda Frese already has lights-out point guard Alexis Brown, the No. 17 prospect from Suwanee, Ga., and electrifying wing-forward A'lexus Harrison, the No. 59 prospect from Baltimore, Md., committed from the 2013 class. Those are perfect pieces to put around this year's top signee, Malina Howard of Twinsburg, Ohio, the top-rated true post in 2012 and No. 7 overall prospect. She has very much been on the rise during the past 1-2 years, and her polish and footwork around the boxes set her apart. It's easy to imagine Howard and Brown operating well in pick-and-roll and two-person-game situations.

A very good complement to Howard on the Terrapins' front line will be No. 22 Tierney Pfirman of Williamsport, Pa., who has a versatile game at 6-2 and is a picture of movement and hustle at both ends of the floor. Rounding out the class is Chloe Pavlech of Cincinnati, Ohio, the kind of seasoned combo guard with high basketball IQ that every team can use.

Pieced together, Maryland's 2012 and 2013 (so far) classes have the makings of a versatile, high-powered group that only needs to be supplemented with depth.

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