Terps have a shot at the nation's No. 1 recruit

Andy Kwong

The Maryland Terrapins remains in contention to recruit the nation's top recruit in that of small forward Jonathan Kuminga, according to his announcement on Twitter.

Kuminga, the 6-foot-8 and 205-pound forward, had an impressive season last summer with the NY Renaissance on the Nike EYBL circuit. He averaged 22.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and .489 field goal percentage. All of his stats can be found here.

The five-star recruit from Elizabeth, New Jersey has been an efficient scoring machine. He possesses great length and good on-court vision. He is also a quality defender, making 17 steals and 11 blocks. It is very easy to see why he is the top recruit in the nation based on his production.

Terps own the 7th ranked college basketball program in the nation according to the AP Poll and recently defeated Holy Cross by a score of 95-71. They currently have one of the best starting fives in college basketball with Anthony Cowan, Eric Ayala, Aaron Wiggins, Jalen Smith, and Ricky Lindo Jr. Don't forget about Darryl Morsell, who is coming off a 15 point game and has worked his way into significant playing time. To add a player like Kuminga could seriously propel their basketball program to a national championship title.

This team will have some serious competition to add Kuminga. The top 10 list includes Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, Texas Tech, and Washington. Coach Mark Turgeon is one of the best basketball coaches in the country and would work well with a player like him.