Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser announced Sunday that he has committed to Maryland men’s basketball.
Kaiser made an official visit to College Park On June 8. He also looked at Virginia and most recently Indiana — two other schools — but chose to stay closer to his Burke, Virginia home and play for the Terps. He also received offers from various other schools, including Miami, Ohio State, Oregon and UCLA.
The six-foot-six small forward has been heralded as one of the nation’s elite shooting prospects and is drawing interest from top programs, rocketing up recruiting boards after committing to play college basketball. Instead of football. His football-sized frame and impressive athleticism allow him to effectively attack the rim while still being a threat from the perimeter.
Kaiser is rated as a four-star recruit. 247 sports composition. He is listed as the 73rd-best overall recruit and 14th-best small forward in the nation by 247Sports and ranks as the eighth-best player in the state of Virginia in his class. On3 ranks as the 37th-best recruit in the 2023 class.
Kaiser played three years at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and will play his senior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Regardless, he’s the first high school player since Anthony Cowan Jr. (2016) to pledge his allegiance to the Terps from the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, a high-profile talent from what many consider the best high school basketball league in the country. He will also compete for Adidas’ new World AAU team.
He is head coach Kevin Willard’s second commitment in the 2023 recruiting class, joining the Baltimore guard. Jonathan Lamott. Willard — who has promised to bring some of the region’s best players to Maryland — now has secured two local, talented prospects in his first full recruiting class and will build on the momentum he’s created in the area.