After finding out Maryland basketball will match up with Butler in the Gavitt Games, another early season non-conference matchup for the Terps has been revealed.
Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports reported Tuesday that Maryland will face St. Bonaventure in the 2017 Emerald City Classic. The tournament runs from Nov. 24-25 in Niceville, Florida, and the Terps will face either the winner or loser of a matchup between TCU and New Mexico in the following round.
St. Bonaventure brings back DMV native and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Jalen Adams. Like incoming Maryland guard Darryl Morsell, Adams is an alum of Mount Saint Joseph’s in Baltimore. The junior initially tested this season’s draft process after finishing 2016-17 averaging 20.6 points and 6.5 assists a night. He initially tested this season’s draft process, after finishing last season averaging 20.6 points and 6.5 assists a night.
The Terps have had success in these early-season tournaments recently, winning four in as many seasons. Last season they took home the Barclays Classic after winning the Cancun Challenge in 2015, the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in 2014, and the Paradise Jam in 2013.
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