Just a few days after watching 2014 forwards Abdul-Malik Abu and Alec Brennan at the “Live in AC” event, both Maryland and Temple have offered them scholarships.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon called Expressions 16s coach Tyron Boswell on Tuesday, and Temple assistant Dwayne Killings also called. Both watched the 6-foot-8 Abu and the 6-10 Brennan play in the 16s final on Friday, where the Expressions lost to Team Takeover.
Yale head coach James Jones also offered Brennan.
Boswell said Abu planned to visit both Maryland and Temple later this month.
“We’re going to take a visit to Maryland and Temple in August,” Boswell told SNY.tv Wednesday. “Abdul is going to London on Wednesday with his high school team for a basketball tourament out there.
“We will wait till he gets back and then visit in late August. He gets back on the 16th. That week when he gets back.”
For more on Abu, read this story from last week.
Boswell said UMass has also offered 2014 shooting guard Damion Smith, 2015 shooting guard Juwan Gooding and 2015 center Toriola Moses.
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