Marcus Dockery officially signs with the Maryland Men's Basketball program

Andy Kwong

Marcus Dockery committed to the University of Maryland men's basketball program in October. Now he will officially be a Terrapin, becoming the first and only player expected to sign with the Terps during the early signing period. 

"I'm very excited to officially sign with Maryland and realize my dreams of playing college basketball for a school I always wanted to attend are coming true," Dockery said during a release. "I want to thank Coach Turgeon and the entire coaching staff for believing in me and inspiring me to be great. I love the fans at Maryland can't wait to play for them. Maryland is getting a great person off the court who brings high energy on the court both on offense and defense. And I'll always have a big smile."

He is ranked the No. 6 recruit from his hometown of Washington, D.C., according to ESPN. He is also ranked No. 7 prospect by 247sports in the state of New Hampshire, where he currently attends the Brewster Academy. To make things look even better for him, he is ranked No. 18 nationally among all high school combo guards. 

Head coach Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins should be very excited about their early signee. He should only get better from here, as he is part of the nationally-ranked Brewster Academy High School basketball team. Senior guards Anthony Cowan Jr and Travis Valmon are currently on their last year of eligibility with the team. The addition of Dockery should makeup for the Terps losses but he has big shoes to fill. His mental fortitude and energy he brings to the game should transcend his career with the Terps in 2020.