Last summer at Testudo Times, we posted a series of polls aimed at building an all-time Maryland basketball team. This year, we tried something a little different.
In this exercise, you have $15 and have to build a starting lineup with the players listed here. We put the five winners of last summer’s polls for the best at each position on the top line, then filled the board with a mix of Terps from all generations.
Let's have some fun.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) July 10, 2019
You have $15. Quote tweet with your starting five. pic.twitter.com/8rPCQLyzGV
We’ve gotten more responses than we can keep track of, and it’s been awesome to see the variety in everyone’s lineups. Pretty much all of them revolve around Len Bias, while Keith Booth and Alex Len have been regular value picks on the $1 line. It’s always fun to make people think, although some people have had an unfortunately tough time deciding.
Day ruined. This is impossible.— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) July 10, 2019
There were some tough omissions here — Keith Gatlin, Ernie Graham, Jordan Williams, Terence Morris, Tony Massenburg and more — but we like the list we came up with. Here are our lineups:
Thomas — John Lucas, Steve Francis, Len Bias, Keith Booth, Bruno Fernando
Lila — Melo Trimble, Kevin Huerter, Len Bias, Keith Booth, Len Elmore
Lamar — John Lucas, Albert King, Jake Layman, Keith Booth, Joe Smith
Sean — Greivis Vasquez, Kevin Huerter, Jake Layman, Len Bias, Bruno Fernando
Justin — Greivis Vasquez, Steve Francis, Dez Wells, Keith Booth, Joe Smith
We also really appreciated those who wrote out the thought process behind their choices, or gave people even more to think about.
This is tough. But I can’t have a #Terps team without Bias & Juan, which puts me in salary cap hell right away. But I need my stars:— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinNBCS) July 10, 2019
$5 - Bias
$5 - Juan
$2 - Branch
$2 - Huerter
$1 - Booth
No Joe, Walt or Greivis is criminal.
$5 - Joe
$4 - Walt
$4 - Greivis
I’m stuck https://t.co/Z73VG1uV7C
Top row for 25 Alex!— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) July 10, 2019
I’m going to get a little creative with positions here...— Chris Merl (@cmerlterp) July 10, 2019
Mark Turgeon Offense:
^also the all time SWAG lineup.
I HATE not picking Blake, Buck, or Elmore https://t.co/2IRGtTSBWF
better idea: build a bench out of those not listed. If Byron Mouton isn't your first pick you're doing it wrong.— Banks (@BarstoolBanks) July 10, 2019