Ranson leaves Maryland recruiting trail
Maryland Terrapins longest tenured coach and top recruiter Orlando “Bino” Ranson had decided to leave the program to join Tony Stubblefield and the DePaul Blue Demons in a similar role. While he leaves the recruiting trail behind his footsteps can be seen throughout the program.
Bino was known for his infectious personality and his ability to recruit heavily in the DMV area bringing in local athletes like Jalen Smith, Darryl Morsell, and Ike Cornish. He also was credited for being the lead recruiter for Eric Ayala, Justin Jackson, Diamond Stone, and many others from outside the local fertile recruiting grounds.
His departure left many fans saddened as he was considered as a staple to the Maryland men’s basketball program. Mark Turgeon recently brought in former teammate and Wake Forest Head Coach Danny Manning to the building and he will likely be used in a similar role to replace Ranson.
While Mark Turgeon has not been known to recruit the DMV area well, Ranson was his strongest weapon being a part of the community for over a decade. No other candidate name has surfaced to take his place, but Turgeon and his staff will look quickly to find a replacement for the longtime coach.