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MM 12.31: Kaila Charles named ESPNw National Player of the Week

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

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Maryland women's basketball’s Kaila Charles racked up two prestigious honors Monday.

The senior guard was named both the ESPNw National Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week after leading the Terps with a season-high 23 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over No. 23 Michigan this past Saturday.

Charles was named a preseason All-American and expected to have a big year, and her most recent performance certainly showed she is capable of doing just that despite an uncharacteristic start.

With the win over the Wolverines, Charles moved up to No. 9 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 1,685 points, passing Christy Winters-Scott (1987-90).

In other news

With the end of the 2010s almost upon us, Sean, Cody and I compiled the best moments of the decade for Maryland athletics.

Maryland men's basketball dropped two spots in this week’s AP Top 25, now at No. 15 in the nation.

I wrote about the debut for 7’2 freshman Chol Marial in the Terps’ win over Bryant.

Check out some highlights from that victory for No. 15 Maryland men’s basketball.

Kevin Huerter had a big game for the Atlanta Terplanta Hawks Monday night, tying his season-high with 19 points, along with six rebounds and four assists, in the victory over the Orlando Magic.

Maryland football signee Rakim Jarrett is looking impressive while at the Under Armour All-America Game practices.

No. 12 Maryland women's basketball posted its best photos of the decade Monday.

And so did Maryland men's lacrosse.