Maryland reserve guard Brian Magid who wants more playing time, met yesterday with coach Lefty Driesell but reached no decision about transferring to another school, Driesell said.
Driesell said that Magid, a sophomore from Biair High and one of the area's most popular players, did not ask for a release so he could talk to other schools. Magid has said George Washington would be his No. 1 choice if he left Maryland. He said it was a 50-50 proposition.
Driesell said that he planned to stop by Magid's Sivel Spring home and talk with his parents last night.
Magid could not be reached for comment.
In the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke ovewhelmingly is having the best recruiting year, and the Blue Devils needed it. Eight new faces, including All-America high school forward Eugene Banks are expected to be among Duke's top 10 players next season.
For most ACC schools, especially NCAA runnerup NorthCarolina, the current recruiting season is a fill-in campaign. Every school other than Duke returns solid foundations in need of complementary help.
A closer look at ACC recruiting, in alphabetical order, as of the eve of the national date for signing letters of intent.
Clemson - The main need of the Tigers is a replacement for 7-foot-1 Wayne (Tree) Rollins, Coach Bill Foster had him in 6-10, 250-pound John Campbell. The question is whether Campbell, currently enrolled at Anderson JC, can qualify academically, to transfer after one Juco season.
This question, sources said, could drag until the end of summer school. The Tigers, limited to three recruits as a condition of NCAA probation, return most of the their other players from a deep, 22-6, team. Clemson also reportedly is after Gil Salinas, a 6-11 center orom San Antonio, Tex; guard Ken Matthews of Dunbar High here, and Charles Carter, a 6-1 guard from Macon, Ga., who reportedly is leaning to the University of Georgia.
Duke - The Blue Devils have commitments from Banks, a 6-7 power forward; 6-7 Kenny Dennard, the first in-state player signed by the Bill Foster regime, and 6-5 Jim Suddath, a good shooter from a small prep school in Atlanta. Also two transfers guards: Bob Bender from Indiana, who becomes eligible in January, and Willie Harrell from North Carolina Central.
At this stage, the Blue Devils would be a contender if they signed no one else, since 6-11 Mike Gminski and 6-5 Jim Spanarkel, both ACC rookies of the year, are back. Foster is also after Pete Budko of Towson, a 6-9 forward: Salinas and 6-9 Brian Pederson of Minneapolis. He also would like another guard, but good guards are hard to come by this year.
Maryland - If no one transfers, coach Lefty Driesell has a miximum of four scholarships to offer. Guard Greg Manning of Steelton, Pa., has taken one of them. Driesell annually refuses to discuss recruiting and usually compalins that newspaper stories concerning possible transfers harm his recruiting efforts.
Maryland is a finalist in the race for Albert King, the 6-7 forward from Brooklyn, and the current Maryland strategy is to recruit him softly. Dreisell also covets 6-9, 240-pound Wayne McKoy of Long Island Lutheran and Budko. Neither currently appears to want Maryland as a first choice. Art Jones, a 6-7 forward from Hampton, Va., is reportedly leaning toward Maryland. Either he or King can replace Steve Sheppard, the Terp's only senior.
North Carolina - The Tar Heels' sixman nucleus recruiting class of a year ago produced five players who contributed heavily this year. Coach Dean Smith may sign as few as two players this year, looking basically for a point guard to groom as Phil Ford's replacement and a small forward who can replace senior Walter Davis.
That point guard is all-America Darnell Valentine of Wichita, Kan., and Carolina ranks right up there with Kansas and Notre Dame as leading contender for him. Al Wood, a 6-6 forward who reminds scouts of Charlie Scott, is reportedly set to sign. He is from the Atlanta area. The Tar Heels also are looking at two big men: Budko and David Netherson, an agile 6-9 Coloradan.
North Carolina State - What appeared to be a one-man recruiting need for coach Norman Sloan - a strong defensive center like McKoy - has turned into a semirebuilding effort with three players transferring, including starting guard Brian Walker, and all-America Kenny Carr likely to put his name in the NBA draft as an underclassman.
Carr told The Washington Post yesterday that he will make up his mind over the weekend and that he is sure he will be a No. 1 draft choice, the primary requisite for an underclassman. State has commitments from two guards: 6-2 Donnie Perkins, a North Carolinian bypassed by Carolina and Duke, and 6-4 Pete Keefer of Baltimore, a shooter not highly recruited. Sloan covets McKoy who is leaning toward St. John's and Wes Matthews, a guard from Hartford, Conn., or Durham's Matthews as the players he must sign. Ken Matthews visited State yesterday.
Virginia - Coach Terry Holland is still looking for guards and a good perimeter-shooting small forward to go with his standout young inside men. Ken Hall, a 6-3 guard from Atlanta, is committed, and Tom Hicks, a 6-2 guard out of New York, will be eligible after transferring from Tulene.
A major recruiting battle has developed between the Cavs and George Washington for 6-6 Dave Mulquin, an exeptionally strong perimeter shooter from Georgetown Prep. Holland sees Mulquin as the perfect complement to his team. He is the only ACC school recruiting Milquin. Holland also would take a quality big man and Budko is scheduled to visit the campus.
Wake Forest - The Deacons' trip to the NCAA Midwest Regional finals has opened some recruiting doors for coach Carl Tacy, whose basic needs are another big man, a small forward and a point guard to replace Skip Brown.
Wake is after two big men, Salinas and 6-10 Justin Ellis of St. John's High. Ellis is considered a late bloomer and is being heavily sought by such schools as Colorado, Providence and Rutgers. Wake and Colorado are his reported top two choices. Tacy also is after Jones, the Hampton forward; Fran McCaffrey, a point guard from Philadelphia, and Dunbar's Matthews.