"The addition of elite center recruit Diamond Stone gives the Terps a chance to be much more physical and less dependent on perimeter shots," DeCourty writes. He goes on to say that, "In only their second year in the league, the Terps will be clear Big Ten favorites."
"Getting Trimble to announce that he will be coming back to school is huge, as would the return of [junior forward Jake] Layman, because the Terps are going to have plenty of firepower up front. Georgia Tech transfer Carter and top ten recruit Stone will headline one of the better front lines in the Big Ten."
"Maryland has, in the past month, received news that Melo Trimble will return for his sophomore season, and that Diamond Stone will enroll in College Park," Parrish writes. "So Mark Turgeon is on a roll. He'll have a Final Four-caliber roster."
He writes: "Turgeon has a few rotation roles to fill around the margins, but that core four [Trimble, Stone, Layman and freshman wing Jared Nickens] is more than enough to slot the Terps as the preseason Big Ten favorite."