The second day of college basketball's early signing period produced a commitment for Georgetown and more waiting for Maryland and other area colleges as well as local high school seniors.

The Hoyas signed their second player of this week-long period that began Wednesday, as Largo High School's Don Reed committed with a national letter of intent. Reed -- a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center who averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 blocked shots a game for National Christian Academy as a junior -- is considered a long-term project who drew the interest of national recruiters only within the past year.

"Don's not really a refined player," Largo Coach Lou Wilson said. "His assets are that he's big, strong and fast, and he can block shots. He needs to develop his offensive skills. . . . He'll be a very good player. I can tell you that {Georgetown's coaches} think a lot of him."

Reed's had narrowed his options to Georgetown, Duke, Connecticut and Virginia. He joins highly regarded 6-7 swingman Kevin Millen in the Hoyas' recruiting class; Jeff Walker, coach of Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, confirmed yesterday that Millen signed his letter of intent Wednesday.

Maryland appears close to signing two local players but apparently lost a key recruit who had been put on hold by the university's admissions office. Jamal Phillips, a 6-7 forward from Grady High School in Brooklyn, reportedly signed yesterday with Rutgers. Terrapins officials apparently were unable to ensure his admission to Maryland.

One of the two area players who had orally committed to Maryland -- guard Wayne Bristol of High Point -- was scheduled to make matters official yesterday. Maryland officials cannot announce the signing until they receive the letter, and neither Bristol nor High Point Coach Ernie Welch was available to comment.

The Terrapins' other potential local signee, Dunbar's John Rhodes, did not sign yesterday. But Crimson Tide Coach Mike McLeese said that the 6-5 swingman will do so soon, perhaps today. "It's just a formality," McLeese said. "He's set on Maryland."

Virginia seems on its way to assembling one of the nation's most promising recruiting classes, but an administrative error reportedly has kept the Cavaliers from making their signings official. Virginia is expected to sign as many as five players by next week -- perhaps including a pair of prep all-American teammates, forward Thomas Burrough and point guard Cory Alexander of Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.