Five-star wing-forward Drey Mingo's commitment to Maryland is solid, a source close to the Atlanta, Ga., high-school senior said today.
Mingo's verbal was reported yesterday as a soft verbal, which would be solidified after she made all of her official visits, but her family has clarified the commitment to coach Brenda Frese during an in-home visit as "official." Mingo is believed to still be scheduled for a visit to Stanford.
The 6-foot-2 forward out of the Marist School is mobile, aggressive and hyperactive. She has a solid offensive game on the blocks, runs the court and finishes well in transition, and has a quickly improving mid-range game. Mingo also has a good-sized wingspan that, coupled with her strength and determination, makes her a very good rebound and solid defender, both one-on-one and in help situations.
Mingo had an outstanding summer circuit for the Finest Basketball Club (FBC) Georgia Blue team. FBC, a national program sponsored by adidas, has had nine players verbal to major Division I programs. In addition to Mingo, Candice Brown, Nina Earl and Darxia Morris have committed to UCLA, Briana Estelle has verbaled to San Diego, Yosehpa Greenfield has committed to Yale, Antionette Howard has committed to Florida, Jordan Jones has verbaled to Texas Tech, and Tatianna Thomas is headed to Oregon.
Ranked No. 16 nationally in the HoopGurlz Hot 100, Mingo rounds out what quietly has become a very solid 2007 signing class for the Terps. She joins three four-star commitments in ultra-athletic guard Anjale Barrett of the Bronx, N.Y., the No. 45 overall prospect by HoopGurlz; sharp-shooter Kim Rodgers of Virginia Beach, Va., No. 48, and point-guard prodigy Katheryn Lyons of Winston Salem, N.C., who verbaled to the Terps as a sophomore.
Glenn Nelson is the publisher of HoopGurlz.com and the editor-in-chief of Scout Media (www.Scout.com), an online sports network and magazine-publishing company and subsidiary of Fox Interactive Media. He also founded and coached the Dragons and Northwest HoopGurlz select girls basketball teams. Glenn previously was a longtime, national-award-winning basketball columnist and writer for The Seattle Times. His work also has appeared in several national magazines and books. He is co-author of "Rising Stars: The Ten Best Players in the NBA" (Rosen Publishing, 2002). He can be reached at email@example.com.