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Former Maryland commit Sam Cassell Jr. visiting Missouri, Marquette in September

Aug 20, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

Sam Cassell Jr., son of the 15-year NBA veteran point guard, is once again trying to get into the Division I ranks, after being ruled ineligible by the NCAA last year.

Cassell Jr. has scheduled visits for Marquette and Missouri in September, according to He will be in Columbia, Mo. from Sept. 7-9, and then in Milwaukee, Wisc. the next weekend. According to, he is also looking at Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, USC, West Virginia, Xavier and Florida State — his father’s alma mater.

The West Baltimore native had committed to the University of Maryland, but was ruled ineligible in September. He spent a post graduate year at Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) and was one of two players — along with Xavier signee Myles Davis — to not be cleared by the NCAA. Cassell eventually landed at Chipola Junior College (Fla.), where he redshirted this past season.

The 6-foot-4 Cassell will likely be one of the more sought after junior college recruits this year with the handles — and pedigree — to play point guard and the size and shooting stroke to play off the ball.

Cassell has committed, decommitted, recommitted, and been ruled ineligible at Maryland, and in April told Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun that he expects the Terrapins to rejoin his recruitment.

Photo courtesy Twitter/Rick Lewis

  1. shrshot - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Terps have multiple back court commits, so not sure where he fits, but he definitely has skill and is love to have him if there is a scholly open

  2. tomtravis76 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Could see him at USC with the Baltimore connection of Kevin Norris on the staff.

    It would have been a nice fit at College Park, but the Terps and Sam have moved on from each other.

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