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Mark Turgeon

Mount Saint Joseph's Jalen Smith gets basketball offer from Terps

Shortly after Jalen Smith came into the world 15 years ago weighing 10 pounds and stretching two feet from head to toe, the infant's pediatrician predicted that he would eventually grow to "between 6-9 and 6-10," his father recalled Sunday. The younger Smith, now 6 feet 81/2 inches and 190 pounds at Mount Saint Joseph's, is nearly there. Considered one of the top sophomore players nationall, Smith might also grow into something his father has envisioned for years: a Terp. The possibility of that happening became more likely Saturday when Smith, a five-star prospect already ranked as the No. 1 player in the state and No. 17 overall by ESPN, was offered a scholarship on...