By Jack Rothenberg
The Terps didn’t make it easy on themselves allowing the underdog Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers an 18-6 run midway through the second half that turned a 10 point Maryland lead into a two point Terps deficit. But late in the second half they surged ahead on the strength of a 21-0 run and finished with a 79-61 win. Maryland’s defense was critical, forcing the Mountaineers to take tough shots down the stretch, which allowed better offensive flow … Read More »
The Terps have prioritized their frontcourt thus far in 2021, adding ESPN 100 big man Julian Reese, who has the physical tools to produce inside and the budding versatility to extend his game away from the basket. Ike Cornish is another high-level player capable of playing either forward position and being equally versatile defensively. Fellow four-star forward James Graham is a nice complement; while he has better size, he’s not quite as powerful and is more effective operating on … Read More »
from the Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel
Nicolet forward James Graham makes his college decision, picking Maryland over UW and others
by Curt Hogg Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James Graham is headed to Maryland.
“What stands out most about Maryland is that assistant coach Bino (Ranson) calls me every day but so does (head coach Mark) Turgeon,” Graham … Read More »
By: Jack Rothenberg
After revealing his top six teams on May 16, four star shooting guard Ike Cornish chose Maryland in a commitment video posted on social media Wednesday afternoon. Cornish’s final three schools came down to Georgetown, Rutgers and Maryland. Coming in from Greenville, South Carolina, Cornish is a stellar addition to the Terps’ 2021 recruiting class. Along with four star power forward Julian Reese, the 2021 class is beginning to take form.
Other schools that offered the … Read More »
By: Jack Rothenberg
Maryland announced on May 26, that sophomore guard Serrel Smith Jr. will be transferring this offseason. Smith Jr. spent the past two seasons with the Terps, and has two years of eligibility left. Although, he would need a waiver from the NCAA in order to play in this upcoming season.
Also on May 26, Smith Jr. posted a statement on Instagram expressing his gratitude for Maryland. “I want to thank Maryland and Coach Turgeon for these past … Read More »
By: Jack Rothenberg
For Maryland Basketball, the 2010s consisted of five seasons going to the big dance, one appearance in the NIT tournament, and a handful of exceptional Division I players. It was highlighted by Greivis Vasquez’s 2010 ACC player of the year nomination, Gary Williams’ retirement the year after, and the school’s move to the Big Ten in 2014. With Mark Turgeon taking over in 2011, his teams had the biggest impact on the decade. The team … Read More »
by Zachary Wilson
As the season screeches to a halt, two of Maryland’s top players are ready to enter the NBA draft. Since there isn’t much else to do, let’s take a look at how they stack up as well as their measurables.
Measurables (Drawn from 2019-2020 season from College Basketball Reference):
6ft tall, 180 pounds16.3 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 4.7 Ast per game39% overall FG percentage, 81% free throw shooterOver 1000 minutes played across 31 games (about 35 … Read More »
Smith Named CBS Sports All-American
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (March 16, 2020) – Maryland sophomore forward Jalen Smith has been named a Third Team All-American by CBS Sports, announced Monday. Last week Smith was named a Third Team All-American by Sports Illustrated and Sporting News.
Smith is also a top-5 finalist for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and a top-10 semifinalist for the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Award, while having already earned First Team … Read More »
Undefeated Home Streak comes to an end in Front of a Sellout Crowd
With their first primetime ESPN match up of the season, the Terps didn’t respond to the “bright lights and big city” feel of the game. This match held large implications for the Big Ten regular season title, as an MSU win would put them just one game behind Maryland with two games left to play.
Sadly, this game saw the return of the patented … Read More »