The Washington Wizards were one of several teams that Maryland center Jordan Williams has worked out for as he runs the gamut before the June 23 NBA draft, and after Tuesday¿s workout at Verizon Center, he said he has a hectic schedule the next couple of weeks as he tries to improve his draft stock. But as the draft nears, Williams is a staple in the second round of mock drafts from many draft analysts.
2011 NBA Draft: Former Maryland center Jordan Williams arrived at Verizon Center Tuesday with an explanation for Terps fans on how and why he left the team after his sophomore season to pursue an NBA career. He worked out with the Washington Wizards.
After a workout with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday morning, former Terps big man Jordan Williams said that ESPN¿s Scott Van Pelt, a Maryland grad, was among those who advised him while he mulled over entering the NBA draft. Van Pelt ¿was a big factor in helping me make my decision,¿ Williams said.
Mark Turgeon has filled out his coaching staff, including super recruiter Dalonte Hill, and has convinced Nick Faust, the top player in the Terps¿ recruiting class, to stick to the commitment he made to Maryland. Those were the first steps Turgeon has taken to get the Terps back to where they were a decade ago.
The choice of "Kegasus," a partying centaur, as the mascot for Preakness raises eyebrows and questions. ... Maryland center Jordan Williams has tentatively filed to enter the NBA draft. ... Maryland started spring football practice Tuesday with a new head coach, a new playbook and significantly stricter team rules. ... The Orioles have set their 25-man roster. ... The Orioles finished up their spring training schedule with a loss to the Blue Jays. ... The Capitals lost to the Hurricanes.