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Maryland women’s basketball’s Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star for the 2nd time

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Washington Mystics v Phoenix Mercury Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Kristi Toliver remains one of the most iconic players in Maryland women’s basketball history. She scored 2,078 points and recorded 751 assists from 2005-09 in College Park, and hit the signature shot in the Terps’ national title game victory over Duke in 2006.

On Tuesday, Toliver was officially selected to her second WNBA All-Star team.

Toliver is averaging 14 points and 4.2 assists per game while shooting 36.8 percent from three-point range and a staggering 91.7 percent from the free-throw line. The Mystics are 13-9, good for the best record in the Eastern Conference and the fourth-best mark in the 12-team league.

Seven other Terps are on active WNBA rosters, including Toliver’s teammate, forward Tianna Hawkins. While none of the other Maryland products were named All-Stars this year, Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in 12 games so far.

The WNBA All-Star Game will be July 28 in Minneapolis.

In other news

Jake Layman’s Portland Trail Blazers won the summer league title.

We’re back to polling people about Maryland basketball players. This week’s installment is another blowout, as Len Bias has garnered 90 percent of the votes for the best small forward in program history.

Let’s give special recognition to Keith Booth, who had more of an inside game and considers himself a power forward and was eager to let us know about it.

We took Defensive Tackles Week to a trio of upperclassmen all seeking breakthrough years.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron called hiring now-Maryland offensive coordinator Matt Canada “a mistake,” which ..... take it how you will.

Athlon Sports wrote about some potential breakout quarterbacks in college football in 2018. Kasim Hill is on the list.

And perhaps most importantly, yesterday was World Emoji Day. Guess what’s coming soon.....