The first domino has fallen in the wake of the news of John Wall's extended absence: The Wizards are breaking up what many believed to be their core for years to come, trading Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis.
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.
The Golden Eagles, named after Marquette, won all three rounds in the Northeast bracket to reach Baltimore as one of four surviving teams who have battled through a field of 72 in July to reach The Basketball Tournament (TBT) semifinals.
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.
Only 10 Major League Baseball teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, don't have a naming rights deal or a pending one for their ballparks. Such deals — which can produce revenue of more than $10 million a year — have become the norm in professional sports. But don't expect any changes at Camden Yards.
The Colonial Athletic Association announced Thursday afternoon that the conference's men's basketball tournament would move from Baltimore to Charleston, S.C., after this year's championship is completed at Royal Farms Arena from March 4-7.
The Wizards returned to Baltimore on Monday night to play against the New Orleans Pelicans at the newly renamed Royal Farms Arena, and it seemed like the memories came flooding back more than the fans came storming into the antiquated venue.
The expectations have been raised, perhaps higher than they've been in a decade. The roster has been bolstered, with the additions of aging superstar Paul Pierce and blue-collar power forward DeJuan Blair. Are the Washington Wizards for real, or was last season just a nasty tease for the team's long-suffering fans?
Wes Unseld has never been one to seek the spotlight. Yet there he was on Thursday, surrounded by media, NBA players past and present and several hundred youngsters who packed the gym at the Unseld School in West Baltimore for the promotion of a Washington Wizards preseason basketball game to be played in Baltimore on Oct. 20.
Lake Clifton boys basketball coach Herman "Tree" Harried will coach Pan Africa at the Nike Global Challenge, a four-day, eight-team international tournament that features some of the top under-19 players in the world.
Tim Connelly said recently that he had already exceeded his dreams by becoming the assistant general manager of an NBA team three years ago. The 36-year-old Baltimore native might be raising his career bar again.
Eric Hayes spent the first two years after graduating Maryland in 2010 playing basketball in three different countries and moving closer to his ultimate goal ¿ becoming a coach like his father, Kendall, who had coached for years in Northern Virginia and stopped to watch his son play for the Terps.
Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), former Terps star Greivis Vasquez (New Orleans Hornets), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) will lead the UA pros team against a B'more Finest squad.