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MM 10.29: Anthony Cowan Jr. makes ESPN’s Top 25 list

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

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No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball guard Anthony Cowan Jr. has one year left remaining in the program and clearly has gained some attention from the basketball landscape.

After being added to the Bob Cousy Award watch list and chosen to the 2019-20 Preseason All-Big Ten Team earlier this month, Cowan was named as the No. 9 player in ESPN Insider John Gasaway’s Top 25 players for the 2019-20 college basketball season.

Here’s what Gasaway had to say about Cowan:

“If there’s a player on this list whose performance will be more critical to his team than Cowan’s, you’d be hard-pressed to find him. A starter at point guard since Day 1 of his career in College Park, Cowan enters his senior season knowing exactly what the Terrapins need to fulfill their potential. Maryland needs chances to score, period.

Cowan influences that bottom line not only with the peaks or valleys of his own turnover rate, but also by steering this offense into its most efficient channels. The Terps have shown they can crash the glass and hit their 3s ... they just require parity in scoring opportunities. Sounds like a job for a nationally prominent senior point guard.”

The senior guard is one of four Big Ten players to be on the list, including Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (No. 1), Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson (No. 6) and Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (No. 19).

After testing the NBA waters, Cowan returned this season with the intention of hanging a banner in the Xfinity Center. Last year, the Bowie, Maryland, native averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 assists per game to receive All-Big Ten Second Team honors.

The Terps’ season is filled with high expectations and will start on Nov. 5 against Holy Cross.

In other news

Here’s what the rest of the country is saying about No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball before the season tips off.

Wes dives into the film and breaks down what went wrong for Maryland football against then-No. 17 Minnesota this past Saturday.

Our Big Ten weekend review returns for Week 9 of the college football season.

No. 2 Maryland field hockey finishes its regular season today against American. Here’s what you can expect from the matchup.

Our newest addition, Logan, will be covering Maryland wrestling this year. He previews what you will see from the Terps this season under new head coach Alex Clemsen.

Maryland football handed out some weekly team honors on Monday following the loss to then-No. 17 Minnesota.

Game time and broadcast information for the Terps’ game against Ohio State was announced Monday.

Here’s your daily reminder on how cool Maryland’s throwbacks look. The Terps will sport these on Saturday against No. 14 Michigan.

Maryland men’s basketball guard Eric Ayala is next up on the team’s preseason player preview.

Maryland men’s basketball guard Darryl Morsell came in at No. 6 on Andy Katz’s 11 breakout players for the 2019-20 season.

In recruiting news, Nov. 8 will be a big weekend for Maryland men’s basketball.

Former Terps Kevin Huerter and Bruno Fernando had a few great moments against the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. Fernando finished with a career-high 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting, along with four rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Maryland women’s basketball wished its teammate Zoe Young well wishes as she underwent surgery Monday for a torn ACL.

The Terps also volunteered over the weekend, taking part in Terps against Hunger.

Maryland field hockey took home two Big Ten Player of the Week honors.

Stick sports, Big Ten Championships and crab cakes — that’s Maryland for you.

Maryland men’s lacrosse head coach John Tillman had quite the weekend.