By Jack Rothenberg

Head coach Kevin Willard made his Maryland debut Monday night in College Park and secured his first win over the Niagara Purple Eagles 71-49. In addition to Willard, six Terps donned a Maryland jersey for the first time and heavily contributed to the win. 

Before the season, Willard mentioned two things that would be displayed on the court. Fast play and a lot of three point shots. His words lived up to the hype. 

The Terps’ revamped … Read More »

Maryland Basketball, NCAA Basketball, Uncategorized

By Jack Rothenberg

Head coach Kevin Willard along with the team spoke to the media Thursday, which brought more anticipation, excitement, and insight to the upcoming season. 

Maryland opens the year two weeks from today against Niagara, but Willard explained that the team is still learning how to play under his scheme. “We’re going to play probably way too fast. We’re going to shoot a ton of threes,” Willard said. “And probably at times we won’t look good, because I … Read More »

Maryland Basketball, Uncategorized

By Jack Rothenberg

Maryland’s previous campaign was overcome with coaching changes, poor play and false hopes in a season that started with so much excitement, and ended in so much disappointment. Yet, the Terps’ first losing season since 1992-93 may have been for the best. 

Maryland turns the page and will start a fresh slate this season with a revamped program that brings new ambitions under new head coach Kevin Willard. 

Following a 5-3 start in the 2021-22 season, Mark … Read More »

Maryland Basketball, Uncategorized

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 »

Maryland Basketball

25. Maryland Terrapins

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 »

Maryland Basketball

Maryland Basketball

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 of Nicolet goes for a tip-in over Michael Foster Jr. of Washington during the 2019 WIAA Division 2 title game.

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,” … Read More »

Maryland Basketball

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 »

Maryland Basketball

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 »

Maryland Basketball

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 »

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