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MM 5.26: The latest NBA Draft projections for Jalen Smith

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

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It remains unclear when the 2020 NBA Draft will happen as it has been officially postponed by the league and will likely revolve around what happens with the current season and the COVID-19 pandemic, but projections for top prospects are still in full swing.

Jalen Smith, who declared for the draft following his sophomore season at Maryland, appears to be locked in as a first-round pick by most analysts.

The Baltimore native averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 2019-20 to be named a First Team All-Big Ten selection, as well as a AP Third Team All-American. He also had the third-most double-doubles (21) in the nation.

Latest Projections for Jalen Smith

Site Overall Pick Team Date Released
Site Overall Pick Team Date Released
Bleacher Report 22 76ers May 24
Yahoo Sports 20 Nets May 21
NBC Sports 19 N/A May 23
CBS Sports 20 Bucks May 11
Stadium 29 Lakers May 9
Slam Magazine 21 Nuggets April 17

In other news

Maryland football made the top-three for three-star defensive end Mattheus Carroll Monday. Check out Wes’ feature on his recruiting process.

Send us your video to be featured in the next Back with the Squad episode.

Former Terp J.C. Jackson wasn’t letting much get by him in the NFL last season.

Maryland men’s lacrosse remembered its 2017 National Championship on Monday.

Maryland teams paid tribute for Memorial Day.