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Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are about to find WNBA homes

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

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Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough spent the last four years together at Maryland, but the two are about to move on to the professional ranks.

The WNBA Draft is Thursday, and neither player is expected to wait long to hear their name called. In the three mock drafts featured on the WNBA’s website, Jones is not projected to last beyond the third overall pick. Walker-Kimbrough is slated second in Bleacher Report’s mock draft, while Excelle Sports has her at No. 6 and Newsday has her at No. 7.

It’s possible that the two end up together, as the Dallas Wings have the third, fourth and 10th picks, while the Chicago Sky have No. 2 and No. 9. The San Antonio Stars have the first and fifth selections, but all three of these mock drafts have Washington’s Kelsey Plum going No. 1 overall.

Both players will attend the draft, which starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

In other news

Tyler DeSue committed to Maryland yesterday, and the Terps have their quarterback for the 2018 class.

On that note, Maryland is laying the foundation for a pipeline from Virginia Beach to College Park.

Duke grad transfer Sean Obi will visit College Park Monday.

Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse picked up wins over top-10 teams.

The baseball team wasn’t so lucky, falling at George Mason.

Maryland football is doing its best to ramp up some excitement for its spring game on April 22. The Terps have showed us on Twitter in recent days how they’re preparing, and, um...

Seriously, look at all those practice autographs! That’s hard work.

(Speaking of football, thanks to everyone for the kind words about my Caleb Henderson feature. It’s a story I wanted to tell for some time. Hopefully I get a chance to write a couple more longform pieces in the coming months.)