Monday, May 11, 2009

Recruiting rumor trail

There are rumors circulating that UMaine will land Faulkner State Community College standout Terrance Mitchell.

Mitchell, a 6-3, 200-pound guard, led the Sun Chiefs in scoring, averaging 20.5 a game. He earned honorable mention All-America recognition for his play at the Bay Minette, Ala., school. In the photo, he lays a shot in over a Pensacola Christian defender.

A native of Milton, Fla., Mitchell would be the second Faulkner State basketball player to land in Orono. In 1999, Faulkner standout Fred Meeks was one of John Giannini's early recruits and helped build the Black Bears into a solid America East contender for several years.

Notes: Milton, Fla., is famous for being the hometown of PGA golfer and Ryder Cup hero Boo Weekley. ... It's also the town where a friend and I attended a high school football game in the mid-'80s between Escambia High of Pensacola and Milton. We went to the game to see a kid named Emmitt Smith who starred for Escambia.

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