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Maryland Minute - 1.29.15 - Diamond Stone named McDonald's All-American

Terps target Diamond Stone named a McD's All-American, Maryland heads to Ohio State

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Maryland basketball:

Lady Terps Recruits, Men's Prospect Chosen for McDonald's Game
Terps target Diamond Stone has been named a McDonald's All-American, and so have incoming women's recruits Kiah Gillespie and Brianna Frase. If Stone were to choose Maryland, it would give the Terps a McD's AA two years in a row.

Jake Layman, Melo Trimble projected in first round of some NBA mock drafts - Baltimore Sun
Layman and Trimble are getting some first-round nods. [Dave]

Virginia, Maryland take a similar path to reviving their basketball programs - The Washington Post
A look at how both Maryland and Virginia have used similar ways to get back in the national picture.

Player of the Year Power Rankings: It’s essentially a two-man race at this point | CollegeBasketballTalk
Can you guess who those two are? Melo checks in at No. 6, which is 2 spots ahead of Justin Anderson, so that's at least a moral victory. [Dave]

Maryland Terrapins Trio Thriving Amid Transition | BBALLBREAKDOWN
Great in-depth piece on Maryland's big three scorers. [Pete]

Maryland basketball meets D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State seeking better defense - The Washington Post
The Terps face an Ohio State team that leads the Big Ten in shooting percentage (50.9), is second in scoring (80.0) and boasts one of the country’s hottest players in freshman shooting guard D’Angelo Russell.

Maryland football:

DeMatha’s D.J. Turner discusses commitment to Maryland football and the ‘DMV movement’ - The Washington Post
"Ever since I got the offer last week, I knew I’d end up at Maryland," Turner said. "There’s a DMV movement where a lot of recruits are starting to stay close to home to play at Maryland. I feel like I can make a name for this area, being born and raised here, and hopefully win a championship for Maryland." [Pete]

Which college football teams improved and regressed the most over 2014 - Football Study Hall
Unsurprisingly, Maryland regressed after Week 4 -- but their Weeks 5-8 and Weeks 13+ performances are surprisingly similar. [Pete]

Season report card: Maryland Terrapins - ESPN
The Terps get a B-.