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MM 5.20: Maryland men’s basketball reaches out to transfer guard Both Gach

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

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Utah sophomore transfer guard Both Gach has been hearing from many teams since putting his name in the portal and Maryland men’s basketball is one team interested, according to Jon Rothstein.

The Terps are accompanied by interests from schools across the country including fellow Big Ten programs Minnesota and Illinois, along with local foe Georgetown.

Gach, who hails from Minnesota, played his high school basketball at Arizona Compass Prep — the same school where Chol Marial went before his time at Maryland. The two also have roots from South SudanSeni and have even been working out together during the COVID-19 pandemic in Arizona.

After going under the radar out of high school, Gach signed with Utah as part of the 2018 recruiting class and made a name for himself in Salt Lake City.

Listed at 6’6, 183 pounds, Gach stepped into an immediate role for the Utes, starting in 14 games as a true freshman and 25 games as a sophomore. Last season, he averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while ranking third on the team with 30.4 minutes per game.

The Terps, who are in need of depth at the point guard position, could bring in Gach to absorb minutes at the one and two positions if he were to obtain a waiver.

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Maryland football showed off its “script” style.

Maryland women’s basketball had a graduation week message for Blair Watson.

Maryland men’s lacrosse continues to take us back in time.

Senior pitcher Elliot Zoellner will be back on the diamond for Maryland baseball next season, adding to an already stacked roster.