Sophomore forward Jalen Smith continues to remain high on most 2020 NBA mock drafts following the first three games of the season for No. 7 No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball.
Smith was predicted to go as the No. 10 overall pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Scout’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0. released Friday.
Sophomore guard Aaron Wiggins also appeared in the mock draft, going to the Sacramento Kings with the No. 15 pick in the second round.
Experts have previously tied Smith to the Thunder. In October, Stadium and Bleacher Report both had the Baltimore native heading to Oklahoma City with pick No. 9 and pick No. 26, respectively. And another mock draft released this past week by the Big Lead had him picked 23rd by the organization.
Smith was also pegged to go No. 13 to the Portland Trail Blazers by NBA Mock Draft Database on Nov. 11.
Smith has been very productive to start his sophomore campaign, averaging 14.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest. Against Oakland on Saturday, he experienced his first game without going into double figures for scoring and rebounding. But he did just about everything else for the Terps, notching eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and three blocks.
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Here are some of Testudo Times’ best photos from the Terps’ third win of the season.
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Maryland field hockey’s season is over after the Terps fell 1-0 to No. 3-seeded Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Morgan has the recap from the Terps’ win against Oakland on Saturday.
The Terps appear to be pushing the pace this season.
No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball is currently playing at a faster pace than any Terp team Mark Turgeon has coached.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) November 17, 2019
Per KenPom, Maryland is averaging 15 secs per offensive possession so far this season. The Terps had 30 fast break points Saturday, with 24 & 22 in the games prior.
There was a new Terp on the bench for Maryland’s win on Saturday.
Maryland-favorite Reese Mona also had a pretty good day, finishing with an electrifying five points.
Uncut. Unfiltered. The Reese Mona Experience. pic.twitter.com/SyPexmswBs— Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel) November 16, 2019
Maryland basketball was hyped after @ReeseMona drained five points late.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) November 16, 2019
“I’m shocked @JalenSmith2000 didn't get a tech, [he] was all the way under the hoop. ... I'm like, 'Jalen! Get back, get back!’”- Darryl Morsell (@410D_)
( : @ssopher528) pic.twitter.com/s1AOTVMRx9
Maryland men’s basketball forward Will Clark is also in the record books after grabbing his first career points as a Terp on Saturday.
Two years ago he was on the club basketball team.@CoachTurgeon needed a scout team player 6'7" or taller.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 18, 2019
He was the only club player who fit the bill.
Yesterday he scored his first career varsity points.
is living the dream #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/38aPoWdR8R
Here’s a few highlights from Maryland’s win on Saturday.
Maryland came in at the No. 5 spot in CBS Sports’ Top 25 rankings.
Here is Saturday morning’s updated @CBSSports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings — with some words on Tennessee-Washington at the top.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) November 16, 2019
2. Michigan State
5. Maryland …https://t.co/PyvPWLpB8k
Seth Davis also has Maryland as a top-five team.
1.Duke— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) November 18, 2019
Former Maryland wideout Stefon Diggs had an explosive Sunday. Diggins finished with five catches for 121 yards and one touchdown.
Former Terp Jake Layman has also been very good as of late. Layman had a season-high 21 points on Saturday night.
Jake Layman finished with a season-high 21 points against the Houston Rockets tonight, also adding in five rebounds, a steal and a block.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) November 17, 2019
He's been having a big month, scoring at least 14 points in five of his last nine games. #HeATerp pic.twitter.com/cKlXnWD99c
Whether it’s on the West Coast or East Coast, Bruno Fernando can do it all.
Maryland women’s basketball had a few former Terps helping them out over the weekend.
Their next game is on Wednesday against George Washington at the Xfinity Center.
Maryland volleyball had a comeback victory over Indiana over the weekend, and head coach Adam Hughes had a few thoughts after the game.
Maryland men’s lacrosse faceoff specialist Conor Calderone was in Columbus over the weekend. Except this time, the freshman was in the red, white and blue threads.
Maryland baseball is preparing the upcoming season, and some new swag is one way to get people fired up.