Gary Williams Confirms Terps No Longer Recruiting Lance Stephenson

June 16, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Sun’s Jeff Barker cited two unnamed sources in reporting Monday that the Terps were no longer pursuing star New York recuit Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson (Lincoln High). And the only name who could confirm such a thing did so Tuesday morning.

In an interview with Bob Haynie on AM1570 WNST, Maryland Head Coach Gary Williams confirmed the Terps have closed their 2009 recruiting class. When asked by Haynie if recruiting was “done for the class of ’09”, Gary did not mix words.


Certainly Stephenson’s recruitment has been so strange that I wouldn’t be surprised if the story had another twist; but this would almost definitely appear to slam the door.

The interview is available in the Audio Vault at