Maryland basketball signees Jalen Smith and Shakira Austin were named to the McDonald’s All-American rosters Tuesday afternoon.
Smith and Austin are each one of 24 men’s and women’s prospects from around the country to be selected; both are five-star recruits. Smith is the third future Terp to be a McDonald’s All-American since Mark Turgeon took over; Melo Trimble (‘14) and Diamond Stone (‘15) are the other two. On the other hand, Austin is Brenda Frese’s 22nd such player. Frese has been in College Park since 2002, Turgeon since 2011.
Smith was named the Baltimore Sun All-Metro Co-Player of the Year, the Baltimore Catholic Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year and Maryland’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.
Austin, the nation’s No. 3 overall recruit, according to ESPN, is one of three five-star recruits in Frese’s class of 2018. She was named the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star Player of the Year in her junior season.
Maryland target and five-star center Moses Brown was also selected, as were former targets Louis King, David McCormack, Immanuel Quickley, Devon Dotson, Keldon Johnson, Jahvon Quinerly, Cam Reddish and Simi Shittu.
In other news
Maryland football’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Walt Bell is leaving to fill the same roles at Florida State.
The women’s basketball team held off Indiana last night, winning 74-70.
The wrestling team won two of its three weekend duals. Alex has a recap for interested parties.
Former Terp Torrey Smith is this weeks Philadelphia Eagles’ Community Commander of the Week, a title given to the Eagle “who demonstrates outstanding participation and engagement during the team’s weekly event.”