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Vasquez inks with Maryland

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It was a poorly kept secrete as Greivis Vasquez did sign with Maryland as expected on the first day of the early signing period. Vasquez, a 6-foot-5, 179-pound combo guard attending Montrose Christian in Rockville, Md., and originally from Venezuela, is developing into one of the better guard prospects in the country.
"I really like Coach Williams' program," Vasquez told Rivals.com. "He is very similar to my national coach, and he has a style that I am comfortable with. More than anything, though, is that I have been going to Maryland to play pick up games and have enjoyed getting to know the players there.
"It is also important for me to be close to [Montrose Assistant] Coach Adkins. I have been working out hard with him, and I know that he is looking out for me. If I ever do something wrong on the court, I know he will spot it and help me correct it."
Vasquez stood out at the Nike All American Camp this summer with his court savvy and ability to pass the ball. He also played well for the Boo Williams AAU squad, which won the Nike Peach Jam. Vasquez did, however, have to play a reserve role since he was so new to the team.
This year at Montrose Christian, he is primarily playing the point guard position and is ready to lead a very talented squad, including Kevin Durant.
"My role on the team is to be a leader," he said. "If I have to score, I will. If I need to pass, I will. Play defense or get 20 rebounds, whatever I need to do, I will do.
"Basketball is played with five players, and it is my job to lead this five, and I have a big time five to lead."
Last season Vasquez averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. He is presently the No. 62 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
Greivis Vasquez scouting report:
Highly competitive and with a flair to his game, Vasquez sees the floor and passes with the best of them. Along with his point guard skills, he has the size to play multiple perimeter positions. Shoots the ball well enough to keep the defense honest but prefers to slash to the basket where he can both make the tough pass on the move or finish the tough shot. He does need to gain strength and improve quickness to defend at the high-major level.
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