By Ken Cross
The state of Maryland has been good to Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley. The seventh-year Rams coach ended last week by signing four-star recruit Jermaine Harris of Rock Creek Christian Academy in Upper Marlboro, Md. and then add Brenden Adams of Calvert Hall College High School in Hanover, Md.
Harris, the No. 85 rated player in ESPN’s Top 100 for 2018, noted he had visited Rhode Island’s campus numerous times in the last two years and he had generally had the Rams as his favorite. He chose the Rams over Xavier while Adams pick URI over Georgia and Wyoming.
Harris is the crown jewel of the recruiting class as at 6-9, his length and athletic ability are clearly two key attributes that the Rams can use right away. He has the ability to score on the inside and is aggressive on the boards on both ends of the floor.
Adams became the fifth member of Hurley’s recruiting class as he is listed as the No. 15 point guard in the nation by some scouting services.