Four-Star Forward Gets Closer Look at Maryland Following Win vs. Ohio St.

2024 North Hills (PA) four-star forward Royce Parham made the four hour trip to College Park on Sunday to watch Maryland get back on track following an 80-73 win over Ohio State on ESPN. For Parham, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward, Sunday marked his first time taking in a Big Ten game as he and his parents got a closer look at the program.

“It was a good trip. I got to see more of the campus, really nice campus, and I got to actually experience a Big Ten game,” Parham told IBG. “It lived up to expectations.” Parham has visited campus before with assistant Tony Skinn leading the way for the Team Durant product, but Sunday gave the junior his first chance at seeing the pace of play and style under head coach Kevin Willard. “I really like their defense. They lock down teams and they move the ball, pass it around and do a good job scoring.”

Parham wasn’t able to stay on campus much longer after the game wrapped up with the long trip back home looming, but after offering back in late August, the coaching staff has been able to build a strong rapport into the new year. “Everything has been going good. The assistant coach is talking to my mom a lot and I talked to coach [Kevin] Willard recently.” What is Parham’s early impression of the Terps?

“Just overall, it’s a really good school, really good atmosphere, really good campus.”

After visiting Wisconsin, Penn State, Xavier and Notre Dame through the fall, Parham has found more time in the midst of his junior season to take one more visit next month. “I’m going up to Marquette soon in February.” Penn State, Notre Dame, Marquette and Wisconsin are the schools that Parham says are doing the best job of recruiting him thus far with a commitment expected ahead of his senior season.

Parham is rated a four-star prospect and a 94 overall by On3. He is also rated the third-best prospect in Pennsylvania and the 57th-best prospect in the country.

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