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Maryland makes late addition to class of 2018, adds three-star forward Ricky Lindo

The Washington D.C. native joins the Terrapins six player freshmen class

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Mark Turgeon’s highly-regarded 2018 recruiting class grew by one more member late last week, thanks to the reclassification of three-star forward and Washington D.C.-native Ricky Lindo.

Originally slated to arrive in College Park for the 2019-’20 season, Lindo will forgo a year of prep hoops and instead fill the recently vacated scholarship of Schnider Herard, who left the Terrapins program in early August to pursue a professional career.

The 17-year-old forward’s earlier-than-expect ascent to power conference collegiate basketball will be eased by a growth spurt that saw him grow six inches between his sophomore and junior years at Woodrow Wilson High School.

“Ricky is a talented young man and excellent student from a great family,” said Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon via a Maryland press release. “He’s 6-8 with a long wingspan, making him a very versatile player with the ability to play multiple positions for us.”

Additionally of note, Lindo becomes the second local product to enroll at Maryland for the upcoming season, joining prized Baltimore center Jalen Smith in the Terps freshmen class.

“I’ve always been a Maryland fan since I was younger growing up in the area, and it was basically a dream come true to be able to play for my hometown school that I’ve always admired,” said Lindo. “I’m excited to be a Terp.”