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Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Posted on: June 5, 2011 2:05 pm
Edited on: June 5, 2011 2:22 pm

Posted by Jeff Borzello

Luckily for Lorenzo Romar, a pipeline from Germany to Washington helped the Huskies secure one of the best available players in the class of 2011.

On Saturday, former Maryland signee Martin Breunig informed Romar and the rest of the Washington coaching staff that he was headed to the Pacific Northwest.

“He wants to be part of a winning program and sees a lot of potential at Washington to win championships and develop as a player,” Martin Esters, Breunig’s mentor, told “Paul Fortier was also key in his recruitment.”

Interestingly, two Germans playing their college basketball at Washington in the 1980s played a part in bringing Breunig, also a Germany native, to the Huskies.

“The fact that two other Germans, Chris Welp and Detlef Schrempf, who is from his hometown, had great careers there also helped,” Esters said.

Welp ended his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer in 1987, while Schrempf went on to a have a productive 16-year NBA career, the majority coming with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Breunig, a 6-foot-9 forward who attended St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (Wisc.), chose the Huskies over South Florida.

"I know he will work as hard as anyone to get on the floor," Esters said. "The greatest thing about him is his potential. He will be a star at that level; it is just hard to say how soon." 


Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:50 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Terps were young as was the rest of conference other than Dukies.  Guards will be very good this year.  Alot of talent no experience last year.  Must admit size an issue but they do have some height just not proven yet.  I think Terps will give big teams significant matchup problems.

It will be interesting if new coach can do what Williams did

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:28 am

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Agree it will be challenge.  However ACC is a guard - forward league, not a center oriented conference.  THe guards have year under belt.  If coach continues their development both sophs will be exceptional.  Remember Vazquez 1st year?  Stoglin was perfect image.  Stoglin is better shooter than Vazquez and Howard better than Hayes.  Mosely is still there.  Forwards are solid.  THink iceland boy is better than guys he is replacing.  Hopefully, big hopefully, German boy will hold his own. 

Lets go Terps

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:02 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Sean Miller doesn't give one big dump about Arizona.   After Floyd rejected Arizona, so did Miller.   He got on a plane to fly back East and
Arizona then offered him another $800,000 per plus bonuses of up to $1 million .    Now, he's held up Arizona for even more money.    If Floyd hadn't been fired, and Washington already have a commit (Charles Garcia) D Williams would have been at either USC or Washington and Arizona near the bottom of the PAC10.   Miller's own recruits (not the ones he got by default because everyone in the PAC10 was full when Floyd left USC) have been mediocre. 

Miller and Howland both have losing records to Lorenzo Romar......which, of course, is why their pathetic fans keep repeating, "Romar can't coach."    They're Tea Bagger if repeating a falsehood, ala Joseph Goebbles, will make it true.

Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:22 am

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

North Carolina is huge.  7'0, 6'11 and 6'8 starting.  Maryland's team is very unproven.  Stoglin can get you 20 points some games but he can also get you 10 turnovers.  Howard is a good role player.  Mosely is a good role player.  I don't know why you think Maryland will compete in the ACC this year.  The league was young last year and many of the teams did not loose a guy like Williams.  They finished 8th last year in a season where the ACC was weak compared to many other years.  This years team on paper is worse then last years team.  Good luck.

Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:54 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Finally got their big!  Should be another great year for Husky B-Ball!!!

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:58 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

hahahaha, Redskin.  You are another of those Maryland fans with these delusions of granduer (see meglomania).  "He's no ACC player but he can go ahead and play in the lowly PAC 10/12"    Exactly what is that supposed to mean?  

Kinda like the Sean Miller saga.  In the end, there's no way he'd leave for turtle country yet many MD fans were so certain it was going to happen.  MD is a better gig??? Whatever.

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:33 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Terps will hurt bad losing WIlliams (player) because he is 'the' big man.  WOuld have been 1st team all american this year.  If he stayed Terps would have been top 10 team.  However it could be very interesting.  Terps are guard rich and with the one big recruit are still 9 deep with experience and with talent.  THey actually have German who is very good shot blocker.  They don't need scoring as they did last year.  They have 3 guaqrds who will ave in double figures and boy from iceland is better than Tucker.  I look for Terps to be fast, good defense and good scoring.  Who has big team in ACC?  No one is really really big.  They will win 22 or more games before tourney.  With that and coach having one year under belt they will get young big guy next year.

GO TERPS!!!!!!! 

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:30 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

I am actually pretty happy he isn't coming to MD. He will do fine in the PAC 10 but he was no ACC player. I have seen him play several times and though he is athletic and runs the floor, he is soft and prefers to shoot a midrange jumper than got to the rack. That is fine if you also can gt inside and get rebounds but he really doesn't do that. Most good teams end up with a pretty good player of this type without trying when a guy they thought would play under the basket, doesn't. MD needs a big man in the middle that plays even bigger, not a big man on the wing that plays much smaller. like I said he isn't bad, he just isn't what MD needs. Hopefully for his sake and Washington's he is what they need.

Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:45 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Things just keep getting darker and darker for MD hoops this coming year. No big  man guards jumping ship, from a Willians recruiting class. Williams never was a great recruiter to begim with, but this is the second player to walk beside the big man going pro. I think MD turns into the Indiana of the ACC now for the next few years as it tries to rebuild. <br />MD never cashed in it's chanpionship team, and that started the recruiting dowmfall. Losing Hahn and Patsos didn't help the cause either.<br />If the team just could learn how to protect the boarders of a small State like MD, they would have have top 10 talent flowing into the program every year. Right now a very disjointed situation for a new coach to be walking in on.<br />   

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 5:44 pm

Former Maryland signee Martin Bruenig chooses UW

Good luck out west MB.


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