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MM 11.8: No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball welcomes key recruits this weekend

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

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No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball will welcome three top 100 recruits from the Class of 2021 to College Park this weekend, as head coach Mark Turgeon looks towards building the foundation of the program’s future.

Four-star point guard Zion Harmon, five-star small forward Aminu Mohammed and four-star shooting guard Luke Goode will be on hand this weekend to visit and take in Maryland’s matchup with Rhode Island on Saturday.

Harmon is a 5’10, 160-pound Maryland native who plays for Marshall County High School in Kentucky. He ranks as the No. 5 point guard and No. 37 overall player in the 247 Sports Composite. He could be a key piece to the puzzle as Maryland looks for a future true point guard replacement for Anthony Cowan Jr. after this season.

Mohammed — who was a star in the WCAC as a freshman — transferred to Greenwood Laboratory School in Missouri and is ranked as the No. 4 small forward and No. 13 overall prospect in 2021, according to the 247 Sports Composite. Despite being listed as a forward, Mohammed is listed at 6’4, 175 pounds and is a versatile player who can slide into a guard position as well.

Goode, who stands at 6’6, 175 pounds is a sharpshooting guard who resembles much of what Maryland fans remember about Kevin Huerter. He comes in as the No. 90 player in 2021 and the No. 19 shooting guard, according to the 247 Sports Composite. Even though basketball is his main gig, Goode also plays quarterback at Homestead High School.

Maryland assistant coach Orlando “Bino” Ranson has been the coach recruiting and offering these players — even taking a recent trip to Kentucky to see Harmon practice.

This could be a big weekend for Turgeon and his staff, as a commitment from any of these players will certainly put a surge into the 2021 recruiting class, while these players could potentially reclassify to 2020 as well.

In other news

With Maryland football set to take on No. 3 Ohio State Saturday, I took a look at what fans can expect to see from the Buckeyes.

Cody dove in to Maryland football’s special teams’ saying, ‘I’ll meet you at home,’ and what it really means.

See what makes Maryland football Class of 2020 safety commit Beau Brade such an intriguing prospect.

Maryland football announced its threads and captains ahead of Saturday’s matchup with Ohio State.

Maryland men’s basketball great Walt Williams received another prestigious honor, being inducted into the Maryland State Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday evening. We first announced the induction this summer.

In more Terps’ recruiting news, Maryland basketball made the top-10 for the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2021.

No. 4 Maryland women’s basketball’s Stephanie Jones was on fire in the first game of the season.

Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles also landed another preseason honor, as she was included in the ‘Wade Watch’ by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

While Maryland men’s soccer struggled in a 4-2 loss to Michigan at Ludwig Field to close the season on Sunday, defender Ben Di Rosa did have a highlight first half, which included this back heel play that was worth another look.

Ben’s brother Matt Di Rosa also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team on Thursday:

Some unfortunate news came from the Maryland men’s lacrosse program Thursday.

Maryland women’s lacrosse switched things up, taking to the volleyball court Thursday.

No. 2 Maryland field hockey figured out its Big Ten Tournament foe on Thursday, getting set to take on Penn State on the road in the semifinals.

Maryland volleyball is hosting superhero night.