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Terps sign 6-9 forward from Germany

Maryland added the third member of its recruiting class for the 2011-12 season Wednesday when Martin Breunig, a 6-9 forward from Leverkusen, Germany, signed his national letter of intent to play for the Terps.

Breunig played last season for the post-graduate team at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., where he averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game. He’ll have a full four years of college eligibility remaining once he arrives in College Park.

The 6-9 Breunig joins 6-6 shooting guard Nick Faust of Baltimore and 6-1 point guard Sterling Gibbs of New Jersey’s Seton Hall Prep in committing to play for the Terps next season.

If 6-10 center Jordan Williams decides to leave for the NBA after his sophomore year, that still leaves the Terps one big-man short for next season. The Terps’ leading scorer and rebounder, Williams submitted his name for the June 23 NBA Draft but can renege as late as May 8, provided he doesn’t hire an agent.

Maryland will also lose Dino Gregory, a 6-8 senior forward, to graduation.

In a statement released by Maryland officials, Coach Gary Williams had this to say about the Terps’ latest signee: “On the court, Martin is a versatile forward who can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end. His work ethic and character are also things that will bring great value to our team, and we are excited about his future.”

Liz Clarke currently covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. She has also covered seven Olympic Games, two World Cups and written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing.


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