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Maryland women’s basketball’s Stephanie Jones got invited to Team USA’s U19 trials

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

Maryland women’s basketball’s Stephanie Jones received an invite to Team USA’s trial camp in Colorado Springs on Wednesday. She’s one of 33 athletes competing for a shot to represent the U.S.’s under-19 team at the 2017 FIBA World Cup.

The trials will run from May 18-21, and Jones will get a shot to be Brenda Frese’s ninth player to suit up for Team USA. The World Cup takes place from July 22-30 in Italy and the U.S. goes into the event as the six-time defending champs.

Frese’s last player to lace up for Team USA was Jones’ older sister Brionna, who went in the first round of last month’s WNBA Draft. Stephanie averaged 4.1 points and two rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game over her freshman season.

The women’s basketball team, in its entirety, will represent the U.S. in the World University Games in Taiwan this August.

In other News

Men’s lacrosse opens up Big Ten Tournament play at 5 p.m. against No. 8 Penn State.

Maryland didn’t have anyone drafted in 2017, but that should change next season. Damian Prince is already a top-40 pick on some draft boards.

Earlier this week, we wrote about what Will Likely brings to an NFL team. While correlation isn’t causation, Likely does have a couple teams looking at him beginning Thursday.

Softball split its delayed series with Rutgers. Now, the team needs a variety of factors to take place to make the Big Ten Tournament.

Baseball used an eighth inning rally to take down Towson. The team starts a three-game series with Illinois on Friday.

Former Terps Dez Wells and Rasheed Sulaimon get a shot to impress scouts ahead of the NBA combine.