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Maryland basketball commit Anthony Cowan ready to be 'centerpiece' for Terps

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Terps commit Anthony Cowan isn't worried that the Terps could possibly lose their star players to NBA Draft. He wants to be a centerpiece for the team. It's Thursday's Maryland Minute.

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Happy Thursday. Here's the Maryland Minute.

Basketball

Why talent possibly leaving for NBA doesn't bother 4-star Terps commit – CSN Mid-Atlantic
Maryland could lose its entire starting five to the NBA next season, though expectations could still stay high. That doesn't bother one four-star Terp commit, Anthony Cowan. "I wasn’t coming in looking to be the backup," he told CSN. "So I was coming in to be ready to be a centerpiece of the program and however things shake up, I’m going to prepare like I’m going to be the centerpiece regardless," he said.

Terps, Kevin Huerter a Lucky Pair – Inside Maryland Sports
Good reporting on Kevin Huerter, Maryland's other four-star commit.  "We’re expecting him to be able to come in and contribute immediately, we’re going to need that from him. That was kind of our message all along when we recruited him," Maryland assistant Dustin Clark told IMS. "I think [his coaches and family] have prepared Kevin for this opportunity to come in next year and help us continue to win at a high level."

Football

Jermaine Carter Jr. set to take center stage among Maryland linebackers - Baltimore Sun
Carter had a strong first season as a starter last year.

D. Durkin's Defenses Among Nation's Stingiest – Inside Maryland Sports, via Coaching Search
A deep dive on Durkin's numbers.

Other realms

Maryland Terrapins athletes close February with a flourish - Testudo Times
Although the men's basketball team lost an important road game, last week was a pretty good one for Terrapins competing in other sports. Here's a recap of some stories you might have missed.