Monday, November 16, 2009

Pankey to Maryland

The first of two New Heights players to announce their commitment this week has popped to an ACC school, as Ashton Pankey chose Maryland on Monday afternoon.

"Ashton to Maryland," New Heights director Kimani Young said in a text message.

Pankey went on SNY to announce his decision.

“I’ll be attending the University of Maryland,” said Pankey, a 6-9 power forward from the Bronx who plays for Bob Hurley at St. Anthony (N.J.). “I felt comfortable with the coaches. Coach [Gary] Williams is a great coach. The players, I got along with them really well. And my mom enjoyed it, too, and she thinks it would be a good place for me to attend.”

Pankey chose Maryland over Houston, while also receiving offers from Rice, Drexel and Hofstra.

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