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MM 2.21: Maryland women’s basketball signee Angel Reese named Naismith Player of the Year finalist

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

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No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball announced Thursday that signee Angel Reese is one of five finalists for the Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year award, which is given to the nation’s best player.

Reese, a five-star in the Class of 2020, was named a McDonald’s All-American in January. She is the 24th McDonald’s All-American that head coach Brenda Frese has brought in.

The 6’3 wing will join fellow McDonald’s All-Americans Shakira Austin, Mimi Collins, Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller at Maryland next season.

The St. Frances Academy senior decided to stay home, committing to Maryland in November 2019. She is the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2020, according to ESPNW.

The other finalists for the award are Paige Bueckers (Connecticut commit), Kamilla Cardoso (Syracuse commit), Te-Hina Paopao (Oregon commit), and Hailey Van Lith (Louisville commit).

The winner of the Naismith Trophy will be announced on March 10.

In other news

Lila examines how Darryl Morsell has improved his passing, among other things this season.

No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball routs Wisconsin, 85-56, in Madison for its 12th straight win.

Jalen Smith fills up the stat sheet in our latest TT Court Vision.

Lila and I are back with the Testudo Times Podcast, discussing all things Maryland basketball.

Maryland moved up to the No. 5 overall seed.

No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball’s Jalen Smith was Joe Lunardi’s Player of the Week.

Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jalen Smith have been leading the charge for the Terps in late-game situations.

Maryland is considered a favorite from the SB Nation FanPulse.

Former Terp Jake Layman might finally be back from injury soon.

Kaila Charles’ play has been on another level.

Shakira Austin grabbed her 500th carer rebound against Wisconsin on Wednesday.

No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse’s television schedule has been finalized.

Maryland men’s lacrosse and Navy are giving complimentary tickets to all the hometown heroes for the matchup on Saturday.

No. 4 Maryland women’s lacrosse’s matchup against Carolina is not that far away.

Maryland baseball returns to College Park this weekend for its first series of the season.

Clemsen Corner returned as the team wraps up its season.