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.
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Game time and broadcast information for the Terps’ game against Ohio State was announced Monday.
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Maryland men’s basketball guard Darryl Morsell came in at No. 6 on Andy Katz’s 11 breakout players for the 2019-20 season.
Top 11 Breakout Candidates, according to @TheAndyKatz!— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) October 28, 2019
1. Braxton Key
2. Quade Green
3. Filip Petrusev
4. Charlie Moore
5. Alexis Yetna
6. Darryl Morsell
7. Jordan Bowden
8. Jared Butler
9. Obi Toppin
10. JaQuan Lyle
11. Nick Muszynski
In recruiting news, Nov. 8 will be a big weekend for Maryland men’s basketball.
Maryland will host four-star junior Luke Goode for an official visit on November 8th, a source told @Stockrisers. Terps will also host Zion Harmon that weekend.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) October 28, 2019
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.
Bruno Fernando with an impressive first half for the @ATLHawks to earn the halftime interview.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 29, 2019
He had 9 points (4/5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 block in just 10 minutes. #HeATerp pic.twitter.com/T5tBJyL4M0
Maryland women’s basketball wished its teammate Zoe Young well wishes as she underwent surgery Monday for a torn ACL.
Good luck to our girl, Zoe Young, with her surgery today!— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) October 28, 2019
We love you and we’re with you all the way! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4IWJEBJyIN
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.
What a Sunday it was for head coach @CoachTillman1— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) October 28, 2019
He finished the Marine Corps Marathon in support of one of his former Navy players
AND he was inducted into the Upstate Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame!
Congrats Coach! #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/wKQBUDzT7R