The travel-team coach for Maryland recruit Sterling Gibbs said that Gibbs spoke with the Terrapins’ new coach Mark Turgeon on Tuesday night and the New Jersey point guard has asked for a release from his binding National Letter-of-Intent.

Gary Charles, coach of the New York Panthers, said that Gibbs is still considering Maryland but felt that he wanted to examine other options as well before deciding if he ultimately will play for the Terrapins.

“They spoke last night,” Charles said shortly after a news conference to introduce Turgeon in College Park concluded. “To be fair to Turgeon, he has to get to know Sterling. And it’s the same the other way. In order to be fair, the best thing to do is ask for a release. It gives everybody a chance to weigh their options.”

At his news conference, Turgeon said that he hoped to keep the team’s three recruits in the fold.

“That’s the plan,” Turgeon said. “I’ve got meetings set up tonight. If it doesn’t happen, it will be by mutual agreement. That’s the plan, but things change.”