Four-star guard commits to the Terrapins

By Brooks Warren/The Sports Pulse Contributor

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BALTIMORE – University of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and his coaching staff have added yet another talented basketball player to their 2021 recruit class.

Baltimore native and 6-foot-6 guard Ike Cornish announced his commitment to the Terrapins on Twitter, Tuesday afternoon (June 9).

Before transferring to Legacy Early College in Greenville, South Carolina, Cornish, who spent his first two prep seasons at Dulaney High School, hopes to stand out while playing a national schedule. 

Despite his junior season being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornish averaged 13.3 points per game and hit 35% of his 3-pointers, according to MaxPreps.

He was rated as a four-star prospect and the no. 77 overall player in the country according to his 247 sports composite ranking. Cornish picked Maryland over offers from Rutgers, Virginia Tech, St. John’s University, Xavier, and Georgetown. 

Cornish joins Julian Reese, a forward out St. Francis Academy in Baltimore City who committed to the Terps in early May. The commitment by the two prep stars continues a Baltimore pipeline that Turgeon has forged after his successful recruitment of Darryl Morsell and Jalen Smith, two Mount Saint Joseph products.

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