Maryland Basketball: Terps land four-star class of 2021 SG Ike Cornish

Maryland basketball landed its second 2021 recruit in Legacy Early College High School Shooting Guard Ike Cornish Wednesday.

Maryland basketball picked up their second 2021 recruit with local ties on Wednesday when Legacy Early College High School (S.C.) Shooting Guard Ike Cornish committed and pushed the Terps 2021 recruiting class to No.5 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten.

Cornish played his first two years of high school basketball at Timonium, Maryland’s Dulaney High School before transferring to Legacy his junior season last year.

Cornish is the 77th best player in the nation, 16th best shooting guard, and third-best player in South Carolina. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound, Baltimore native chose the Terps over Rutgers, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, Xavier and Georgetown. Mark Turgeon has done well with recruiting and coaching players from the Baltimore area. The pair of Julian Reese and Ike Cornish could be another version of the Darryl Morsell-Jalen Smith tandem that was very successful for the Terps the past few years.

In 29 games played for the Legacy Lions, Cornish averaged 13.3 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. The Lions finished the 2019-20 season with a 23-8 record. Looking at Cornish on film, he is an efficient perimeter shooter and his ability to drive to the basket and create his own shot is impressive as well. Whether he comes in as a two-guard or a wing player remains to be seen.

Reese and Cornish will be able to come in together and give Maryland a burst of energy on the offensive side of the court. With one more year left at their respective schools, they will definitely get better by the time they put on a Terrapins uniform.

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Maryland basketball has two spots left in their 2021 class and Turgeon could finish with a top-three recruiting class if he lands more top prospects.