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Largo’s Derrick Colter picks Duquesne

Largo senior guard Derrick Colter, a second team All-Met selection after guiding the Lions to the Maryland 2A final, has committed to Duquesne.

Largo's Derrick Colter eludes a Friendly defender during a game last March. (Mark Gail/WASHINGTON POST)

“It’s a good fit and I can play at that level and they can get me where I need to be,” Colter said.

Colter, one of the region’s best point guards and among the best players in Prince George’s County, led Largo to a 22-5 record and a No. 13 spot in the Post’s final rankings. He averaged 22.5 point per game – second in the county and first in the PG 3A/2A/1A league.

“I think the Atlantic 10 is a great conference,” Largo Coach Lew Howard said. “Obviously there are great, great teams in that conference. I think that the style will fit him well and fits his game well.”

Colter had also taken a trip to High Point (N.C.) but felt that it wasn’t the right place for him. He said he also liked that Duquense wasn’t too far from home so his family could watch him play. He said he will play point gaurd in college.

Colter also had offers from High Point, Quinnipiac and Western Kentucky, Howard said. He had interest from DePaul, Long Island, Pittsburgh and Stony Brook, Colter said. (George Mason had offered Colter as a sophomore but pulled it following coaching changes.)

Senior 6-foot-5 forward Michael Graham is still undecided and is weighing offers from Howard and North Carolina A&T, Howard said. Fellow senior 6-foot-4 forward Damante McNeill is considering junior college, he said.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.



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