Maryland men’s basketball point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. was selected by the Memphis Hustle with the No. 16 overall pick in the NBA G League Draft Monday.
The Terrapin great will head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, next month to join the Memphis Grizzlies’ G League affiliate as it begins its shortened season.
Cowan ranks seventh in Maryland history in points (1881), fifth in assists (584), second in minutes (4395) and fourth in made free throws (579), leading to three All-Big Ten honors. He also broke Keith Booth’s school record with 130 straight starts.
His averages of 16.3 points, 4.5 assists, 34.7 minutes and 1.0 steals per game during his 2019-20 senior season led a Maryland team that finished 24-7 overall and won the Big Ten regular season championship.
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Wes gave three takeaways on Maryland men’s basketball’s upset over No. 12 Illinois.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is excited about how Dan Enos will help his younger brother.
QB Tua Tagovailoa: “I think [Dan Enos] will help my brother develop to become the best version of a football player he wants to be, but more importantly help the entire team in that sense. I had a great relationship with him at Alabama so I think it’s a great hire for Maryland.”— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) January 11, 2021
Maryland women’s basketball returned to the AP top-10.
Maryland women's basketball jumps 3 spots to No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) January 11, 2021
This is the 194th week in 17 seasons that @TerpsWBB (9-1) is ranked in the AP top 10. The Terps currently average 94.1 PPG, ranking second in the country in scoring offense.
It appears as if the Terps’ will be without one of its veterans this season.
Redshirt junior guard Channise Lewis indicated that she is out for the season on her Instagram after injuring her knee against MSU.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) January 12, 2021
Over nine games Lewis had 46 pts, 6 boards and 31 assists.
Lewis sat out last season (2019-20) after suffering a knee injury in October 2019. pic.twitter.com/JqSUY0K3qh
In more women’s basketball news, Ashley Owusu was recognized by the Big Ten.
Sophomore guard Ashley Owusu (@Ashleyyowusu15) has been named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) January 11, 2021
Owusu averaged 19.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6 rebounds over three games against two ranked opponents (Indiana and Michigan State) and Purdue.
Nebraska, Maryland men’s basketball’s opponent Saturday, paused all team activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Nebraska men’s basketball has paused team activities, the school announced.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) January 12, 2021
The Huskers’ game vs Illinois, scheduled for Wednesday (Jan. 13), has been cancelled.
Maryland is scheduled to play Nebraska Saturday, but no determination on that contest has been made yet.
Former Maryland running back Javon Leake is back in the DMV, signing a reserve/future contract with the Washington Football Team.
Former Maryland running back Javon Leake (@ny_king20) has signed to a reserve/future contract by the Washington Football Team, per release.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) January 11, 2021
Leake signed with Washington this past November and elevated to the active roster for the team's win over San Francisco on Dec. 13.
Longtime Terps radio broadcaster Johnny Holliday was named the 2020 Maryland Sportscaster of the Year.
Maryland men’s basketball guard Aaron Wiggins took to the balance beam with the gymnastics team.