Chol Marial, a four-star big man out of the 2019 college basketball recruiting class, has committed to play for the Maryland Terrapins. This news was relayed on Twitter by Jon Rothstein.
A 7-foot-1 talent, plenty of good programs were after the young man, but obviously the Terps won out.
While most reputable recruiting service websites do have Chol Marial pegged as a four-star caliber player, they all agree he’s just outside being one of the 100 best prospects in the 2019 class.
To put that in some perspective, 247Sports has him as a four-star in their composite rankings, but still just a three in their standard grading. Their exact slotting of the young man, at least at the time of this writing, is 132 (92 in the composite).
Nevertheless, this is a good get for the Maryland Terrapins.
That being said, it’ll be interesting to see if he can make an impact immediately or if he needs some seasoning first.
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