Shirtless, John Wall crouched and dribbled a basketball above his head with his right hand and another low to the ground with his left hand. Unable to keep the routine together as he reached half-court, Wall grunted as he lost control, started over, and tried the exercise once again.
The news that Dez Wells was transferring from Xavier to Maryland over the summer brought mixed reactions from Terps fans who knew about the player¿s triumphs and troubles during his freshman year at the Ohio school.
Bulkier and more self-assured, Maryland center Alex Len appears poised for a breakout season after an uneven freshman year in which he said he struggled to adjust to the physical nature of the American game and to understand play calls because of his limited English
Here's Henry Sims, sweating under the Georgetown logo at the Verizon Center. Sims, slapping high fives with Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell after his workout for Washington. Sims, talking about the 16 or so teams he is working out for. Saying he doesn't want to think about which team is going to draft him, just that it's a blessing someone likely will.
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and intern Connor Letourneau (The Diamondback's co-sports editor and men's lacrosse beat writer) weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
The Maryland basketball team's promising incoming recruiting class will get a chance to make an early impact. The five freshmen will be counted on as coach Mark Turgeon says he'll "play the best players."
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer this season, won¿t return to the Terps after being suspended one year for a rules violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. Stoglin is entering the NBA draft.
Sam Cassell Jr., after all, had committed to the Terps once before. The guard had been practicing and living with four other players who'd done the same. Even the school listed in the exhibition's program under the "College" column for the Baltimore native, auspiciously enough, read "Maryland."
One year ago Sam Cassell Jr. was a "rotation guy" at Notre Dame Prep with mid-major offers and high-major interest. On Sunday, the former St. Frances guard committed to Maryland over offers from Connecticut, Florida State and several others.