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MM 1.3: Jahmir Young named Big Ten Player of the Week

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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 22 Maryland at UCLA Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Prior to Maryland men’s basketball’s 67-53 loss to No. 1 Purdue, Terps guard Jahmir Young was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the weeks of Dec. 18-Jan. 1. He became the first Maryland player to win the award since Anthony Cowan Jr. garnered the honor in Feb. 2020.

In Maryland’s 73-67 win over Nicholls on Dec. 19, Young produced 23 points and 11 rebounds. He also went a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to help the Terps stave off the Colonels.

Young then followed up his first double-double of the season with a career performance on the road against UCLA. He scored a career-high 37 points on 13-for-19 shooting to propel the Terps to their first road victory of the season.

After a 26-point outing against Purdue, Young is up to a 19.8 points per game average, which is over five points more than the next-best Terp. He also leads the team in both steals (1.4) and assists (3.5) per game.

In other news

Colin McNamara wrote about Maryland men’s basketball’s loss at the hands of No. 1 Purdue, 67-53.

Ryan Alonardo previewed Maryland women’s basketball’s matchup against Minnesota.

Following his six-year career with Maryland football, Jeshaun Jones accepted an invitation to the Hula Bowl.

Terps safety Beau Brade released a statement officially declaring for the NFL draft.