Standout G Sam Cassell Jr. chooses Maryland

Sam Cassell Jr. has signed a letter of intent to play basketball

at the University of Maryland, coach Mark Turgeon said Monday.

Cassell is the son of former NBA guard Sam Cassell, who is now

an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards.

Cassell played this season at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg,


He chose Maryland over the University of South Florida,

Villanova and Florida State. Cassell says he picked Maryland

because ”it’s close to home so all my family and friends can see

me play.”

Cassell averaged over 16 points a game for Notre Dame Prep this

season. He had a 28-point game against Brewster Academy in the

national prep tournament and scored 12 points in the Capital

Classic all-star game to help the U.S. All-Stars to a 105-93