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MM 10.25: Maryland men’s basketball’s Jalen Smith earns preseason All-American honors

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

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Maryland men’s basketball sophomore forward Jalen Smith earned yet another honor before the season tips off, being named to the Sporting News Preseason All-American list on Thursday.

Smith earned third-team honors following a freshman season that saw him average 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks across 33 starts.

The sophomore was named to the Karl Malone Award watch list last week, listed on the Preseason All-Big Ten Team earlier this month and is marked as Andy Katz’s No. 18 player in the nation for this upcoming season.

Fans can get their first look at Smith and the rest of the 2019-20 Maryland squad as it hosts an open practice on Sunday at Xfinity Center, starting at 2 p.m.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball was ranked at No. 8 in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll on Thursday.

Sean took a look at what to expect from the Big Ten as a whole this upcoming basketball season.

Maryland football travels to face unbeaten, No. 17 Minnesota on Saturday, and I took a look at what to expect from the Golden Gophers.

Maryland women’s soccer clinched its first ever Big Ten Tournament berth with a 1-0 victory at Michigan State on Thursday. Mike covered that game, as well as the story of the Lewandowski sisters and their incredible bond.

No. 2 Maryland field hockey looks to claim a share of the Big Ten title with its match against Michigan State at 5 p.m. today. Here’s everything you need to know.

Maryland football alum Ty Johnson will perhaps have one of the biggest chances to impress of all the Pro Terps in the NFL, as he finally has his shot at being the No. 1 back in Detroit.

Maryland football announced its uniforms for Saturday.

The Terps also posted highlights from their dominant win against Minnesota last season.

Former Terp Stefon Diggs went for seven catches and 143 yards against the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football.

Maryland men’s basketball guard Darryl Morsell made Andy Katz’s list of 11 breakout players in college basketball this season. Here’s what he had to say about Morsell:

The Terplanta Hawks opened their season Thursday night, and while Alex Len, Kevin Huerter and Bruno Fernando saw the floor, it was Fernando who left a lasting impression. His stat line of seven points, three rebounds and two assists in just 14 minutes also included going 1-for-1 from deep.

Maryland women’s basketball power forward Stephanie Jones was named to the Katrina McClain Award watch list Thursday.

And Kaila Charles talked about the team in an interview with the Big Ten.

Maryland men’s soccer is one the road Friday night to take on Ohio State. We will have a preview up later, but the team seems to be in good spirits after a dominant weekend at home.

Maryland volleyball posted highlights from its B1G road win over Northwestern Wednesday.

Maryland baseball will be hosting some fall games over the next week.