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MM 10.18: Maryland men’s basketball’s Jalen Smith named to Karl Malone Award watch list

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

MARYLAND BASKETBALL JALEN SMITH vs. North Carolina A&T Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Maryland men’s basketball forward Jalen Smith continues to rack up preseason recognition.

The sophomore was named to the 2020 Karl Malone Award watch list Thursday. The honor is given to the nation’s top forward, and only 20 players got on the list.

Smith was one of five players from the Big Ten on the award’s watch list, including Michigan State’s Xavier Tilman, Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens and Purdue’s Trevion Williams.

The Baltimore native is entering his second season with the program after starting 33 games with an average of 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per contest. Smith also earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors and recorded 225 rebounds, which was the fifth most for a freshman in Maryland basketball history.

Smith is the second Terp to be named to an award watch list after senior point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. was chosen Monday to the Cousy Award Watch List.

If he earns the honor, Smith will be the first Maryland player to win the award, which was introduced in 2015.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. is poised for another great season. Lila writes how the senior wants to leave his legacy in his final year.

And Morgan produced a video to go along with it.

On this week’s Terps in the Pros Podcast, Lila, Jordan and Matt recap Week 6 of the NFL season and which former Terp is standing out the most. They also discuss the WNBA Finals and the start of the NBA season, which is quickly approaching.

Maryland women’s soccer still couldn’t manage to find its offense, ending in a draw with Indiana on Thursday night.

Six former Terps were drafted in the inaugural XFL Draft, giving them another opportunity to live out their dreams.

Wes broke down what Maryland football can look for against Indiana on Saturday in College Park.

No. 2 Maryland field hockey hosts No. 9 Michigan tonight and No. 21 Ohio State later this weekend. Here is what you can expect from the Terps’ opponents.

As we previously noted, ESPN’s Seth Greenberg was at Maryland men’s basketball practice on Tuesday. Today, he had high praise for the Terps.

Aaron Wiggins, Anthony Cowan Jr., Ricky Lindo Jr. and Jalen Smith spent some time in the community on Thursday.

Former Terp Melo Trimble continues to make NBA defenses pay. This time, though, it was against former Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell — fitting for Maryland-Indiana week in College Park.

Maryland men’s basketball recently offered 2022 guard Chance Westry, who is ranked as the No. 27 player in the nation by

Maryland football announced its uniform combo for Saturday’s game against Indiana.

Maryland women’s basketball had its media day on Thursday, with some important news coming out it. We’ll have more takeaways from the event shortly.

Maryland volleyball took a five-set win over Indiana on Wednesday. Relive the victory with some highlights.

A few Terps set some career highs that night.

Maryland men’s soccer throws it back in time for its College Cup semi-final rematch tomorrow.

Could we see Maryland women’s lacrosse midfielder Grace Griffin running the RPO in Mike Locksley’s offense next year?

And finally, let’s check in on former Maryland punter Wade Lees. It’s not going too hot.