Since the terms of his scholarship release stated that he couldn¿t transfer to George Washington or an America East school, McGlynn headed to Towson, close to his home in York, Pa. Though his role expanded in his two years with the Tigers, the 6-foot-2 guard thought he could play at a higher level. He signed with Rhode Island, which seemed loaded with guards including star E.C. Matthews.
Maryland, picked to win the Big Ten by conference media and coaches, was ranked No. 9 in the preseason poll. The Terps return four starters from last year's 34-3 squad that went undefeated in the Big Ten and advanced to its second straight Final Four.
Along with regular starters Dez Wells, Jake Layman and Shaquille Cleare, junior point guard Varun Ram (River Hill) will likely start when Maryland (5-3) plays George Washington (7-1) in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center.
For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list
In some ways, Prince George's is to Washington, D.C., as Brooklyn is to Manhattan when it comes to basketball. While the District has produced hoop legends such as Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing, Prince George's has several of its own, such as Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson, currently in the NBA. Laurel, which also includes parts of Anne Arundel and Howard County, also has its own share of basketball standouts.