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Maryland football commit Kasim Hill wins Gatorade Player of the Year for Washington, D.C.

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St. John’s quarterback and Maryland commit Kasim Hill was awarded the Gatorade District of Columbia Player of the Year on Monday.

Hill passed for 1,431 yards and threw 16 touchdowns in 2016, along with 885 rushing yards and 10 scores. He led the Cadets to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the WCAC title game.

The award, which is given to one player in every state and recognizes boys and girls in all sports, also takes off-field performance into consideration; Hill has maintained a 3.32 GPA at St. John’s.

Hill’s high school teammate and current Alabama linebacker Terrell Hall won the award in 2015. The last Maryland commit to win it was Yannick Ngakoue in 2012, and the last quarterback to win it was Kevin Hogan in 2010.

In other news

Maryland men’s and women’s basketball picked up wins on Monday night. In an interesting twist, the men pulled away from Jacksonville State in the second half, while the women couldn’t build on a 25-point lead at the break.

The men’s team wasn’t ranked in this week’s AP Poll, while the women’s team remained at No. 4.

Brionna Jones won the Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time in her career.

Here’s The Baltimore Sun’s Jonas Shaffer on how both Brionna and Stephanie Jones have come back from high school ACL tears to contribute at Maryland.

The men’s lacrosse schedule was released Monday. Maryland-UNC is happening on March 25.