It’s a good day for Maryland Basketball.
After receiving two early commitments in the summer from four-star small forward Aaron Wiggins and five-star power forward Jalen Smith, four-star combo guard Eric Ayala pledged a commitment to the Terps this afternoon.
Ayala, who is from Delaware, is the no. 6 combo guard in the nation and ranked no. 70 in the class of 2018.
Ayala is a smooth guard with a nasty crossover and great finishing abilities. He can shoot the ball well and he gets to the basket with ease.
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard had offers from almost every top collegiate program in the nation, including Miami, Oregon, Syracuse and Arizona.
Ayala, who played at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut last season, averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game. He has transferred to IMG Academy in Florida, where he will play his final year of high school hoops.
In this summer, Ayala played AAU with WE-R1, a powerhouse on the AAU circuit from Delaware that won the AAU championship in the Under armour circuit.
Ayala is now joining fellow commits Wiggins and Smith, after taking a visit on Sept. 29. Five-star shooting guard Keldon Johnson was also on the visit but has not committed yet.
But the Terps aren’t done yet in recruiting.
Five-star center Moses Brown is also high on the Terps and may commit soon, along with Johnson.
Regardless of whether Brown and Johnson commit, the Terps will be loaded with talent for basketball for years to come.
With this commitment, Maryland now jumps up 15 spots in the recruiting rankings and cracks the top 5, behind, Michigan, Kansas, Arizona, and North Carolina.
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