A year ago, Maryland forward Justin Jackson didn’t know what to expect.
A late-spring signee after first committing to UNLV, the quiet 6-foot-7 forward from outside Toronto was thought to be a nice addition to a recruiting class that already included local point guard Anthony Cowan and 6-6 wing Kevin Huerter, New York State’s Mr. Basketball.
Last season went pretty well for all three freshmen, who helped junior point guard Melo Trimble overcome the losses of four starters to lead the 24-9 Terps to the NCAA tournament for a third straight year. The expectations for Jackson have grown exponentially.
Taking the court Saturday night for the...