April 13, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Martin Breunig, a 6-foot-9 forward from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men's basketball at the University of Maryland, head coach Gary Williams announced Wednesday.
Breunig, who is originally from Leverkusen, Germany, attended the academy located in Delafield, Wis., and averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Lancers. He played for the post-graduate team at St. John's Northwestern, but will still have four years of eligibility remaining at Maryland.
He joins Nick Faust (6-6, SG, Baltimore City College HS) and Sterling Gibbs (6-1, PG, Seton Hall Prep) as members of the Terrapins' recruiting class of 2011.
MARTIN BREUNIG (6-9, forward, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Leverkusen, Germany)
Averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game for St. John's Northwestern post-graduate team.... Graded at 87 by ESPN.com... Listed as three-star prospect by Rivals.com... Solid fundamental player who is good within the team concept... Mobile big man with good physical tools... Solid mid-range jumper... Chose Maryland over Virginia, Saint Louis and USF.
Williams on Breunig: "We are very happy to have Martin join our basketball program. His basketball background is very impressive as he grew up playing in Germany and spent this past season at a great program in St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. On the court, Martin is a versatile forward who can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end. His work ethic and character are also things that will bring great value to our team and we are excited about his future."
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