The McDonald’s All-American Games were played on Wednesday night, and Maryland women’s basketball was represented on the national stage.
Just two days after being eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by UCLA, the Terrapins got a glimpse of their future just two days later. Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller, the Nos. 5 and 18 recruits in the nation, respectively, were on the East team, which took home the 83-68 victory.
Miller finished tied for the game high with 10 rebounds on the day, as the 6’1 shooting guard is able to play inside in addition to her sharpshooting abilities. She struggled from the floor, scoring six points on just 2-of-11 shooting, but she swatted a game-high three shots to make an impact on the defensive end.
Owusu didn’t take the court, but her talents have been on display often as one of the best talents in all of high school basketball. And she did make the roster for the Jordan Brand Classic set to be played in Las Vegas next month, so perhaps she’ll showcase her skills then.
Having recruits on the All-American teams is nothing new for Brenda Frese, who has brought 24 of the best high school athletes in the sport to College Park, including the latest two honorees. Shakira Austin played in the 2018 All-American Game, and her impact as a freshman at Maryland was crucial to the team’s success this past season.
In other news
Wednesday was Maryland football’s annual pro day, and a number of scouts and team personnel were in attendance to evaluate Darnell Savage, Tre Watson and others hoping to start a professional football career. Lamar recapped the highlights of the day, and Lila put together a photo gallery.
Maryland football had its first spring practice on Tuesday, and Thomas was in attendance to give an insight into the team thus far.
Maryland women’s lacrosse continued its undefeated campaign, dominating Princeton on the way to a 15-7 victory. Wes has the coverage here.
It’s been an up-and-down start to the season for Maryland baseball, and Andrew laid out exactly what’s been going right and wrong so far.
Maryland Track & Field’s Greg Thompson had a great week throwing the discus, earning him Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Honors.
Maryland men’s soccer saw a lot of key departures following its national championship this past November, but the Terps are reloading for another strong campaign. Check out the new additions.
After a terrific season as the leader of Maryland men’s basketball, Bruno Fernando needs your help to win the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given annually to the nation’s top center. Vote for the sophomore here.