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Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
Maryland big man Michal Cekovsky hopes to earn more playing time, believes in 'the process'

Sophomore from Slovakia scored a career-high 14 points against Bowie State on Tuesday.

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ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says former Terps Ngakoue and Jefferson could be 'bargains' in draft

When Maryland defensive linemen Quinton Jefferson and Yannick Ngakoue declared for the NFL draft after the end of the season, they joined a bumper crop of talent at the position. And because of that, the pair of former Terps could end up being "bargains" for the teams that draft them, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

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Maryland football makes offer to Dylan Moses, the nation's top recruit

Maryland joined the fray for one of the nation's most sought-after high school football players in the Class of 2017 when it offered a scholarship to five-star recruit Dylan Moses of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Wednesday night, per his Twitter account.

"Just got offered by Maryland!!!" Moses tweeted. "Gotta take a visit soon."

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Melo Trimble makes list of late-season candidates for Wooden Award

Maryland sophomore point guard Melo Trimble made the late-season list of 20 remaining candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, given annually to the national Player of the Year, according to a release from the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Trimble, who is averaging 14.4 points and 5.3 assists per game for the No. 2 Terps, is one of four sophomores on the list.

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Maryland's little-used Jaylen Brantley builds confidence with big game against Bowie State

Jaylen Brantley has demonstrated his ability to score only a couple of times this season, most notably when he finished with 14 points in 12 minutes against Princeton in Baltimore in December and dazzled the crowd at Royal Farms Arena with his flashy ball-handling and dead-eye shooting. Mostly, though, Brantley has barely left the bench, particularly in Big Ten games.

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ESPN.com ranks Maryland's nonconference schedule as third easiest

Maryland coach DJ Durkin faces an uphill climb with the program he took over at the beginning of December. The Terps are in one of the nation's toughest divisions -- the Big Ten Conference East -- and though they reside in one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation, they have to square off with the nation's top programs again. That's a difficult task.

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