Brothers Tim Connelly (Denver Nuggets), Pat Connelly (Phoenix Suns), Joe Connelly (Washington Wizards) and Dan Connelly (Utah Jazz) grew up in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood and now work for NBA franchises.
Except for the fact that his left foot is encased in a protective boot, and that most of his training is done sitting down, little has changed for former Maryland center Alex Len as he gets ready for next week's NBA draft.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Dave Tucker, who blogs about Maryland football and basketball for the Testudo Times blog.
The former Mississippi basketball standout, who just six weeks ago played in the NCAA tournament, was awkwardly hunched over with one hand on the ground, learning the proper way to stand in a three-point stance thanks to some hands-on, one-on-one coaching from Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had hoped for sophomore center Alex Len to make the announcement of his plans to forgo the last two years of his college career in order to turn pro. But what Turgeon called a "lingering story" was difficult to keep from the media.
What has been anticipated around the Maryland basketball season for months has become reality: sophomore Alex Len will forego the last two years of his college career, a source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday night.
Former Baltimore prep basketball star Aquille Carr plans to pursue a professional career overseas instead of playing at Seton Hall next season, he announced Saturday evening after his final high school game.
Dez Wells is a sophomore but played for Xavier last season. A handful of other players in Maryland's regular rotation — four freshmen and transfer Logan Aronhalt — are also making their ACC tournament debuts.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun hopes to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, he exchanged emails with Dave Tucker, who writes about Maryland basketball for Testudo Times.
The Terps certainly answered some of their skeptics who questioned the soft non-conference schedule Turgeon put together for his young team. Again, the second-year Maryland coach showed that he knew what was best for his team.
Game 1: Kentucky 72, Maryland 69 @ The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y As much as Mark Turgeon hates to lose, the Terps at least gave notice that they should be solidly entrenched in the top half of the ACC this season.
On Tuesday, Turgeon made it clear that the 2012-13 team was more of a reflection of him: how the players he inherited had grown, how the players he recruited had raised the level of competitiveness in pickup games and, without mentioning names, how some of the players no longer here ¿ one in particular ¿ were not missed.
Chaney collapsed during an offseason workout in April 2010. He figured he was just dehydrated, but doctors soon determined he had a severe case of viral myocarditis, a potentially fatal infection of the heart that causes inflammation.