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MM 2.24: Ava McKennie commits to Maryland women’s basketball

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

Ellis McKennie on Twitter

Maryland women’s basketball received a commitment from class of 2024 prospect Ava McKennie. She announced her decision with a post to her Twitter account Thursday afternoon.

McKennie attends McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, and also competes for Philly Rise on the EYBL circuit. She is the sister of former Maryland offensive lineman Ellis McKennie, who was a team captain and All-Big Ten honorable mention in his fourth and final year with the Terps in 2019.

McDonogh finished with a 21-2 record this past season, landing just outside of MaxPrep’s national top 25 rankings. The Eagles recently defeated St. Frances Academy in the IAAM Conference championship game.

McKennie is not in ESPN’s HoopGurlz Super 60 recruiting rankings, but she has the tools to be an effective player at the collegiate level. She stands at 6-foot-2 and has the ability to stretch the floor as a wing. She was also considering Penn State, Princeton and Harvard.

In other news

Dylan Manfre and Damon Brooks Jr. previewed No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball’s regular-season finale at No. 16 Ohio State.

No. 13 Maryland baseball is at No. 4 Ole Miss for a series this weekend, and Ben Wolf previewed it.

Terps women’s basketball was named as a No. 2 seed — sixth overall — in the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s latest top-16 reveal.

Maryland track and field is ready to compete at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Former Maryland field hockey standout Josie Hollamon was included in USA Field Hockey’s starting lineup.

Maryland volleyball assistant coach Kyle Thompson is coaching at the USA Volleyball Women’s National Team Open Program.