Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:45 AM
Published on: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Potomac High School rising senior Dion Wiley has verbally committed to play college basketball at the University of Maryland.
Renard Johnson, Wiley’s head coach at Potomac, said the 6-foot-4 guard had about 15 colleges that extended offers to him including Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana and Georgetown.
Wiley joins a 2014 Maryland recruiting class that also boasts fellow Prince George’s County product Romelo Trimble of Upper Marlboro.
“They’re getting a total player, a team player,” Johnson said. “He’s very unselfish. He’s not only my best player, he’s my best teammate.”
Last season, Wiley helped lead Potomac to a 22-4 record including a 16-1 conference mark and a berth in the Class 3A state championship game. He averaged 17.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists and scored in double figures in all but one game.
Wiley was joined in the Wolverines’ backcourt by another highly-regarded college prospect, 6-foot-2 Randall Broddie, who is on schedule to graduate in 2015, according to Johnson.
“Any school who is interested in Dion,” said Johnson, “they are also interested in Randall.”
Broddie averaged 17 points per game last season and scored double figures in all but one game. Both players registered their season-high performance with 27 points each against Fairmont Heights in December, an 89-61 Potomac victory.
“He has limitless potential and unlimited upside,” Johnson said about Broddie.
Gwynn Park head coach Mike Glick said the duo of Wiley and Broddie will boast the county’s top backcourt tandem next season.