"I think what we’ve learned is that Kevin has a lot more swag than we’ve given him credit for," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. "Soft-spoken, mild-mannered, and all of sudden he’ll dunk on you. And he’ll whisper something to you after he dunks on you."
After spending most of his first two NBA seasons buried on the bench with the Portland Trail Blazers, former Maryland standout Jake Layman has found his role as a key reserve and sometimes starter for one of the Western Conference's top teams.
Two memorial scholarships at Edgewood High School are named for a student basketball star and a former teacher, coach and athletic director. Their families accepted the honors during the school's annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday.
According to ESPN, new Atlanta general manager Travis Schlenk didn't make a trade with Milwaukee or San Antonio before drafting Kevin Huerter because he thought media picks on social media were correct.
While Kevin Huerter will start his NBA career as a first-round draft pick and Justin Jackson will try to start his after being picked in the second round, both former Maryland players will be part of rebuilding teams at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
One day out, it seems like Maryland guard Kevin Huerter will end up as a mid-to-late first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Forward Justin Jackson, who struggled last season due to injury, is likely to be a second round pick.
Diamond Stone played one season, 2015-16, at Maryland before leaving for the NBA Draft. He had some highlights for the Terps, but wasn't the dominant center he was supposed to be as a Top 10 national recruit.