Hoops re­cruit Jack­son to pick school to­day

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Four-star prospect Jaren Jack­son, a 6-foot-10, 225- pound for­ward from Indianapolis, an­nounced Wed­nes­day on Twit­ter that he plans to pick on his choice of col­lege to­day — his 17th birth­day — from among five schools, in­clud­ing Mary­land. The Terps have long been con­sid­ered the fa­vorite to land Jack­son, whose fa­ther, also Jaren, played at Georgetown be­fore go­ing on to a 13-year ca­reer in the NBA. A source fa­mil­iar with Jack­son’s re­cruit­ing said it will come down to the Terps, Pur­due and Michi­gan State. Jack­son’s list of lo­gos in his Twit­ter an­nounce­ment in­cluded two other schools — his fa­ther’s alma mater and Notre Dame — but the fact that his two most re­cent vis­its were to Col­lege Park and West Lafayette, Ind., might in­di­cate where he is headed. MORE MARY­LAND ATHLETICS: For­mer Mary­land line­backer E.J. Hen­der­son, who played a ma­jor role in the Terps’ brief resur­gence as an At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence football power when Ralph Fried­gen took over as coach be­gin­ning with the 2001 sea­son, will be among nine for­mer athletes in­ducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Hen­der­son, an Aberdeen alum­nus who was the ACC’s De­fen­sive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and the Chuck Bed­narik Award win­ner as the na­tion’s top de­fen­sive player in 2002, will be joined by Al Bunge (men’s basketball), Curt Cal­la­han (wrestler and wrestling coach), Robert Ott (men’s lacrosse), Mar­cia Richardson (women’s basketball), Kelly Ship­man (soft­ball), Ron Squiers (div­ing), Marita Wal­ton (track and field) and Kay Ruffino Ward (field hockey and lacrosse). A re­cep­tion and din­ner in their honor will be Oct. 21 at the Sa­muel Riggs IV Alumni Cen­ter, be­gin­ning at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $95 each or $900 for ta­bles of 10. Tickets can be pur­chased through the M Club at 301314-9289. FOOTBALL: Navy fresh­man Alohi Gil­man was named Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Week. BASE­BALL: UMES­named Char­lie Goens coach. Most re­cently he had coached Davis & Elkins. MEN’SSOCCER: Mary­land junior Jake Rozhan­sky scored the win­ning goal in dou­ble over­time to lift No. 4 Mary­land past host Rut­gers, 2-1, on Tues­day night. The Terps (4-0-2, 1-0-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) out­shot the Scar­let Knights 22-2. Sopho­more Gor­don Wild opened the scor­ing in the fifth minute be­fore Rut­gers (0-5-0, 0-2-0) tied the game in the 26th. 5:18.20. “To be able to go one-two with Cort­ney, I am re­ally emo­tional. She is my hero. This is the great­est mo­ment of my ca­reer,” Coan said. Jor­dan won sil­ver in the S7 50 but­ter­fly and bronze in the SM7 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley ear­lier in the meet. Coan won gold in the women’s S7 50 freestyle ear­lier in the week, mean­ing she won the short­est and long­est freestyle events. “Oh, my good­ness that was so much fun,” Coan said with a grin. Navy veteran Brad Sny­der of Bal­ti­more just missed a bronze medal in the men’s S11 100 but­ter­fly, fin­ish­ing in 1:03.52; Olek­sandr Mashchenko of Ukraine was third in 1:03.38. Becca Mey­ers of Timonium im­proved her seed by two slots to take sixth in the women’s S13 50 freestyle and fin­ished with a ca­reer-best time of 28.58. The three-time Rio gold medal­ist has one in­di­vid­ual event re­main­ing at the games, the 100 freestyle. BOX­ING: Jake Smith’s Bal­ti­more Box­ing will hold a card tonight at Michael’s Eighth Av­enue in Glen Burnie to raise money for long­time trainer Vin­cent Veazey, who re­cently suf­fered a heart at­tack that re­quired triple by­pass surgery. Veazey also is fight­ing Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Veazey and his wife care for their two chil­dren, Sean and Joey, both of whom fight for Bal­ti­more Box­ing. Tickets to “Fight for Vince” are on sale by calling 410-3759175 or go­ing to Bal­ti­more­box­ing.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first fight takes place at 8. VAR­SITY FOOTBALL: Gil­man grad­u­ate Stephen Span­el­lis has been nom­i­nated as one of six fi­nal­ists from the East Re­gion for the Na­tional Football Foun­da­tion Na­tional High School Scholar-Ath­lete Awards. Span­el­lis, who was an All-Metro of­fen­sive line­man for the Grey­hounds, plays at Michi­gan. VAR­SITY WRESTLING: Boys’ Latin named 2005 grad­u­ate Justin Fitch coach. Fitch re­places coach John Sargeant, who spent one sea­son as the head coach and will re­main on the staff as the as­so­ciate head coach. A var­sity as­sis­tant last sea­son, Fitch was a stand­out wrestler and soccer player for the Lak­ers, then wres­tled for four years at Muh­len­berg. He is a mid­dle-school math teacher at Boys’ Latin. VAR­SITY BOYS BASKETBALL: Mount Carmel se­nior combo guard Terry Nolan Jr. ac­cepted a schol­ar­ship last week to at­tend Chat­tanooga. Siena was his run­ner-up. Nolan, who was called up to Mount Carmel’s var­sity late in his fresh­man year, av­er­aged 13 points, two steals and two as­sists per game as a junior, earn­ing sec­ond-team Al­lBal­ti­more Catholic League hon­ors.

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