It’s NBA All-Star Weekend, which means players from around the league have time off to visit family and friends. It’s also a common time to swing by college stomping grounds, and two former Maryland stars will be doing just that.
Jake Layman, who played four years for the Terps before graduating in 2016, will attend Maryland’s game Saturday night against Rutgers. He’s in his second year with the Portland Trail Blazers, and while his 1.2 points per game in 26 contests aren’t quite inspiring, he’s still just one of two Terps playing in the association, alongside Phoenix’s Alex Len.
He’ll be joined by Melo Trimble, who’s returning to Xfinity Center for his first game as a former Terp. Trimble plays for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League—he’s averaging 17.2 points, 5.5 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game—but apparently has enough of a gap in his schedule to make a detour in College Park. In case you don’t remember his last home game in the building ... well, he stole the show.
Maryland and Rutgers tip off at 8 p.m. ET on BTN.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball suffered an upset at the hands of Purdue last night. It’s just the Terps’ second loss of the Big Ten season.
The women’s lacrosse team flaunted its depth in the season opener. It’ll need as many weapons as possible against No. 3 Florida this weekend.
Here’s a highlight reel from 2018 women’s basketball signee Taylor Mikesell’s 60-point outburst earlier this month.
60 points & 14 3-pointers IN ONE GAME.— Hudl (@Hudl) February 15, 2018
Congratulations, @TMikesell23! pic.twitter.com/q5QNr2fzNe
And here’s InsideMdSports with a look at how the Big Ten Tournament picture is shaping up (Maryland is currently the No. 9 seed).
Finally, today marks the start of Maryland baseball season, meaning every Terrapin spring team is officially back in action.