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Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles named to Cheryl Miller Award watch list

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

Maryland women’s basketball Kaila Charles vs. Georgia Tech Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Another week, another late-season watch list for Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles. The junior was named one of 10 candidates for the Cheryl Miller award, which is given to the best small forward in women’s college basketball.

Charles hasn’t had to carry as big of a load this season for the Terps, but is still averaging a solid 16 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game on 51 percent shooting. She became the 33rd player in Maryland women’s basketball history to go over 1,000 career points in the Terps’ win over then-No. 10 South Carolina on Nov. 18, and also went over 500 career rebounds in that game.

Charles is the only Big Ten player on the list, which will be narrowed down to five candidates in March and presented at the Final Four in Tampa, Florida. UConn’s Gabby Williams won the inaugural award last year. Charles was named to the Wade Trophy watch list, the Wooden Award late-season top 20 and the Citizen Naismith Trophy midseason team within the last week.

Maryland is currently in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten, and hosts Nebraska tonight before a crucial matchup at No. 14 Iowa Sunday afternoon.

In other news

Here’s Sean’s preview of tonight’s game against the Cornhuskers.

Maryland women’s lacrosse takes on No. 4 Florida in Gainesville tonight. Wes has the preview.

Darryl Morsell’s lockdown defense on Carsen Edwards was key to men’s basketball’s win over Purdue.

The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus has three takeaways from the win.

Our friends at Hogs Haven had a nice breakdown on how Darnell Savage Jr. could fit with the Redskins.

Maryland baseball has some fire gold uniforms for the 2019 season.