Anthony Cowan Jr.'s roots at Maryland run deep.
Growing up in Bowie, he attended Gary Williams' summer camp in College Park several times. His father, Anthony Sr., received his master's from the school. His grandmother works in the university's African-American Studies program.
So it made sense that Cowan, a four-star recruit rated the No. 62 prospect overall by Scout.com in the Class of 2016, orally committed to Mark Turgeon's program on Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard won’t officially sign a letter of intent until next year, but he announced his commitment Monday.
Cowan also has a connection to current freshman star point guard Melo Trimble. The two...