Terrell Myers, the Director of WE-R1, said Ayala’s upside and basketball IQ will be a bonus for the Terps.
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“Eric has tremendous upside, he has been conditioned to work and constantly perfect his skill set,” he said. “His size (6’5) at the guard position allows him to play 4 positions on the floor. He can shoot, rebound, pass and has a high basketball IQ. He is a coach’s dream competitive, tall, smart and easy to coach. We are fortunate to have had him in our program.”Ayala expects to play both guard positions for head coach Mark Turgeon. “I can play multiple positions,” he said. “They feel as though I can play either one.”
Eric AyalaUnder Armour AssociationWE-R1Watch video on OvertimeAyala said he would get to work recruiting other stars to join him, including 6-7 Oak Hill Academy (VA) wing Keldon Johnson, who visited Maryland along with Ayala, and 7-2 Archbishop Molloy center Moses Brown, who visited a week after those guys. Johnson is down to Maryland, N.C. State, Kentucky and Texas, while Brown is focusing on Maryland and UCLA, which he visits next weekend. “Absolutely, Keldon, Moses, a couple guys,” Ayala said. “After I commit, then I’ll probably get to it.” Ayala joins small forward Aaron Wiggins and power forward Jalen Smith in Maryland’s 2018 class. “We’re going to be really good,” he said. “We got Aaron Wiggins and Jaylen Smith, so those are tow good players so I think we got a recruiting class coming in. I’m going to try to get Moses, too.”
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