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Maryland basketball fills out its roster with a walk-on point guard

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

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College basketball season is right around the corner, and Maryland found its final addition for the 2017-18 season.

The Terps updated their roster for the season, and it now includes walk-on freshman Alex Tostado. Tostado adds a little more assurance at point guard behind Anthony Cowan, while preserving a scholarship for what’s expected to be a large 2018 recruiting class.

The 6’2 guard has spent the last two seasons playing at Montverde Academy in Florida, ever since moving from Guadalajara, Mexico. Tostado shares the Montverde connection with freshman Bruno Fernando, who played there in the 2015-16 season, and twins Makhi and Makhel Mitchell, the only current commits for the 2019 class.

The updated roster also includes preferred walk-on guard Reese Mona, who played in the local all-star game at the Capital City Classic, where freshmen Darryl Morsell and Fernando suited up in the national game. Mona is another 6’2 guard and was a former teammate of Cowan’s at St. John’s. He announced his walk-on commitment in February.

While neither Tostado nor Mona are expected to play significant minutes for Maryland, adding Tostada allows the Terps to fill the roster and keep another scholarship open for a 2018 recruiting class that’s currently No. 14 in the nation.

In other news

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