Maryland men’s basketball’s Anthony Cowan Jr. has been honing his skills in the Kenner League for the second straight summer. He had a stellar weekend run in the pro-am, including a game-winner and a win over a pair of Terps teammates.
Cowan led the McClinton All-Stars to a 3-0 weekend playing with former Terp Dez Wells, starting with a team-high 27 points in a nine-point win on Friday night. He followed by securing a last-second victory on Saturday, scoring the game-winning bucket and finishing as game’s leading scorer with 31 points.
Down 84-83 with 7.4 seconds left, Cowan took the inbound pass in the backcourt and got going quickly up the right sideline. He crossed over to his left after crossing half court, another to his right in the middle of the lane, then popped up a floater that bounced in right as time expired.
The rising junior returned on Sunday to face a pair of fellow Terps. Transfer center Schnider Herard and guard Darryl Morsell have been suiting up for A. Wash Associates in their first run in the Nike-sponsored pro-am league, but had an 0-3 weekend. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was in town and teamed up with Cowan on Sunday.
Cowan and Herard started the game for their respective teams, but it was Cowan again who would end the day victorious. The 6’0 guard once again paced McClinton, leading the way with 27 points in a 106-88 blowout.
In other news
Len Bias has officially been voted the best small forward in program history (no surprise). The reader-voted team now consists of Steve Blake, Juan Dixon and Bias.
Alex Len is on the move and joining a fellow Terp and first-round draft pick. Len signed a two-year, $8.5 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, also the new home of Kevin Huerter.
It seems like Huerter’s pleased with the news.
Maryland’s Joshua Tomaic has spent part of the summer playing for his native Spain at the FIBA U20 European Championships. He struggled in a lesser role than he played in international play last summer, averaging just two points and 1.8 rebounds in 11 minutes, from InsideMDSports.