The Maryland men's basketball team did not win the national championship this year, but the Terps have done maybe the next most enjoyable thing in the first few weeks of their offseason.
About a week ago, Maryland sophomore Jared Nickens posted a video on Instagram:
The video shows Nickens and sophomore guard Jaylen Brantley (emerging from a laundry cart). They're dancing to "My Boo," a song from 20 years ago by Ghost Town DJs. It wasn't the first time they'd Instagrammed themselves dancing to this tune. A tour through Brantley's account shows a bunch of other, similar clips.
Somewhere along the line, here, Nickens and Brantley decided they wanted to make this a thing throughout the rather large fraternity of major college basketball players around the country.
As our Matt Ellentuck has chronicled for SB Nation, players at other schools have caught on.
Here's Mikal Bridges, Villanova national champion:
And Seth Allen, the former Maryland guard:
A lot of players have gotten onboard. Mark Turgeon even weighed in:
To recap: Maryland players are good at social media, and now lots of players on other college basketball teams are mimicking them, and everyone is just having a rollicking lot of good, clean fun. You love to see it.
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