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Maryland women’s basketball adds Ivy League Player of the Year Abby Meyers

Maryland women’s basketball picked up its fourth commit this week with the signing of former Princeton guard Abby Meyers on Friday.

During Meyers’ three years with the Tigers, she totaled 936 points while averaging 11.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. This past season, Meyers was named Ivy League Player of the Year and received Associated Press All-American honorable mention after averaging 18.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, guiding Princeton to a 25-5 record and a conference title.

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“When we can add a conference player of the year, a winner, a leader, a great teammate, and someone who thrives in the big moments, it’s exciting,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said in a news release. “Everyone knows [former Harvard standout] Katie Benzan was a spectacular Ivy League to Maryland move and I’m just as excited about what Abby will bring to our team.”

Meyers, who is from Potomac, attended Walt Whitman High School, where she became the school’s all-time leading scorer with over 1,700 career points.

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“I chose to play my final year of college basketball at Maryland because not only am I from Maryland, but I grew up going to the women’s basketball games at the amazing Xfinity Center,” Meyers said. “I have tremendous respect for the program and all it has accomplished under Coach Frese’s leadership, and I want to help continue to build the winning legacy for the one and only Terp Nation.”

The signing of Meyers comes after Maryland landed top-60 recruits Brianna McDaniels and Gia Cooke as well as South Florida transfer Elisa Pinzan. The recent additions have been a major boost for the Terps after five players, including All-Americans Angel Reese and Ashley Owusu, entered the transfer portal earlier this month.

The Terps must also replace Benzan and forward-guard Chloe Bibby, who exhausted their eligibility and entered the WNBA draft, though neither were selected Monday.

Danny Manning hired by Louisville as assistant

Danny Manning has found a new home.

After stepping in for Mark Turgeon as Maryland men’s basketball interim coach in December, Manning will join first-year coach Kenny Payne at Louisville as an assistant, the Cardinals announced Friday.

Manning joined the Maryland coaching staff in April as an assistant, reuniting with his former Kansas teammate Turgeon. After Turgeon stepped down following a 5-3 start, Manning led the Terps to a 15-17 record, the program’s first losing season in 29 years.

“It wasn’t easy on him,” senior point guard Eric Ayala said after Maryland’s 76-72 loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament last month. “He came in a situation where he wasn’t expecting to be a head coach midway through the season. He did a hell of a job keeping us together and fighting. I thank him a lot for sticking with us because it would have been easy for him to just give up and just say he didn’t want to do it.”

Before Maryland, Manning coached at Tulsa and Wake Forest after spending nine seasons working under Kansas coach Bill Self as an assistant.


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