Just last weekend, Aquan Smart took an official visit to the University of Maryland. On the visit Smart received a scholarship offer from the Terrapins and head coach Mark Turgeon. It did not take him long to make his college decision afterwards, as on Sunday evening he announced his commitment to Maryland on twitter and Instagram. 

“I liked everything about the whole program,” Smart stated on why he chose Maryland over his long list of other suitors. 

The 6’3” senior point guard of Niles North High School (IL) and Pure Prep was initially committed to East Tennessee State. However back in December, Smart decided to open up his commitment. 

Smart was one of top uncommitted senior guards in the entire Midwest. Over the last year he was one of the fastest rising players in all of Illinois. Just last April he received his first offer from Southeast Missouri State. Since then he added additional offer from Chicago State, East Tennessee State, Florida International, Illinois State, Siena, UAB, UIC, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, all culminating with his final offer from Maryland last weekend. “Felt like this was the best time to commit, didn’t want to wait much longer,” Smart commented on why he decided to make his pick now. 

Smart will be joining a Maryland team that is currently having one of its best seasons in years. They sit at a 22-5 record on the year and are ranked seventh in the nation. There could be a large opportunity for Smart from day one at Maryland, as they will be looking to replace their leading scorer senior Anthony Cowan Jr. who is a point guard. Smart is the second member of Maryland’s 2020 recruitment class. He will be joining Marcus Dockery who is a 6’2” guard at Brewster Academy (NH).