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Terps make top four for four-star guard Chaundee Brown

Maryland, along with Florida, Kansas and Wake Forest make up the four finalists for Rivals150 four-star guard Chaundee Brown, he announced Friday night on Twitter.

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Brown unofficially visited Maryland during the season, taking in the Terps' dismantling of Ohio State in January. But Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon wanted to see Brown play a few more times before stepping up with an offer.

After getting off to a slow start during the first spring live period in April, Brown switched from the Adidas to Nike EYBL circuit in the second April period and his game and recruitment took off from there.

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Maryland finally offered Brown on May 18 after Turgeon watched him with Nike South Beach during the second live period, and he was ecstatic.

“I have been waiting for this offer,” Brown told TSR back in May. “They’re Maryland. They’re in the Big Ten and they made it pretty far in the tournament this year. I like their style of play. They have big guards. I feel like I’m similar to their guards.”

Terps assistant Cliff Warren has been instrumental in the recruitment of Brown, as well. The former Jacksonville University head coach has built a strong relationship with the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder.

“We have a pretty good relationship," Brown said of Warren. "We don’t talk every day but every time we talk we have a good conversation. [Warren] seems like a good coach to me. We’ve been talking every now and then. He just wants to make his players better and he cares about GPAs and grades first and I like that.”

Kansas has also long been a favorite of Brown, having received a visit last October, while the home state Florida Gators are also a factor.

Brown is likely to officially visit all four finalists and make a decision some time after that.