With a trip to Italy coming in August, Maryland men’s basketball officially updated its roster for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. There’s been some jersey shuffling, a departure and all the newcomers officially have a number for the season.
Four players will change numbers, including transfer Schnider Herard, who will be eligible midseason. Walk-on Alex Tostado is also no longer listed on the roster, after joining as a late addition last offseason and appearing in seven games.
Highlighting the number changes is a slight one. Darryl Morsell will return to his high school number and wear No. 11, previously worn by Jared Nickens. Joshua Tomaic will switch from No. 33 to No. 0, Herard will wear the No. 22 he was photographed when he signed and Andrew Terrell will switch from No. 24 to the No. 4 left vacant by Kevin Huerter’s departure.
We also know which jerseys the freshmen will don, with most switching from their high school numbers.
Incoming four-star Aaron Wiggins and three-star Serrel Smith got their preferences, with Wiggins wearing the No. 2 he donned for Team Charlotte and Smith wearing No. 10 like in high school. Five-star Jalen “Sticks” Smith, four-star Eric Ayala and unranked swingman Trace Ramsey will all wear new numbers their freshman year. Smith will wear No. 25, since Bruno Fernando is wearing the No. 23 he wore in high school. Ayala got creative and chose the No. 5 Dion Wiley last wore, after wearing Nos. 2 and 3 in high school and travel. Meanwhile, Ramsey will wear the No. 24 that Terrell just switched from.
The jersey numbers also came with height and weight measurements for the freshmen. Notably, “Sticks” lives up to his nickname. Listed at 6’10, 195 pounds, he’s tied with Fernando and Herard for tallest on the team, but is outweighed by both of them, as well as by Ramsey, Tomaic, Morsell and Ivan Bender. He’s just five pounds heavier than the 5’10 Terrell.
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