The Maryland men's basketball team started three freshmen for nearly all of league play this season; the Terps finished tied for second in the Big Ten Conference anyway. The trio finished among the team's top four scorers, with one leading Maryland in rebounds and another in assists and steals.
But Justin Jackson, Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter were All-Freshman Team snubs Monday.
Michigan State forward Miles Bridges, the league's Freshman of the Year, headlined a group selected by Big Ten coaches that also included Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon, Penn State guard Tony Carr, Minnesota forward Amir Coffey and Iowa forward Tyler Cook.
Jackson finished second on the Terps in scoring (10.7 per game) and first in rebounding (6.2) and 3-point shooting (44.0 percent). Unlike Cowan and Huerter, who have started all 31 games this season, he has started 28, coming off the bench for the first two and Saturday's game against Michigan State (L.G. Gill started at forward on senior day).
Cowan tied for the team lead in assists with first-team All-Big Ten selection Melo Trimble (3.7 per game) and averaged 10.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game on 42.6 percent shooting. Defensively, his 1.2 steals per game are a team high.
Huerter's scoring average was the lowest among the freshmen (8.7 per game), but he added five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game and generally was assigned to opponents' best guard or wing.