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MM 5.19: Maryland women’s basketball signs 2020 guard Taisiya Kozlova

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

Maryland women’s basketball made a late addition to its 2020 class, signing guard Taisiya “Tai” Kozlova on Monday.

Kozlova, a native of Moscow, Russia, averaged 13.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game at Elevation Prep Academy in Florida, where she led the team in minutes played and points per game while starting every game.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tai into our Maryland family,” head coach Brenda Frese said in a statement. ”She fits us perfectly and will be eligible immediately. She is a dynamic guard with tremendous length that can really shoot the ball and defend. She has an extremely high motor and is so unselfish. All she wants to do is win. We can’t wait for Tai to join our team and program and continue to help us compete for championships.”

Standing at 6’1, Kozlova will be another key addition to the defensive side of the ball for the Terps, where her length can shine in the new-look press.

“I chose Maryland because of the genuine coaching staff and I feel that I can grow there as a player and as an individual,” Kozlova said.

Frese and her staff add Kozlova to an offseason overall that includes transfer Chloe Bibby, graduate transfer Katie Benzan and 2020 forward Angel Reese, the No. 2 player in her class.

In other news

Jordan, Lila and Matt sat down to discuss Maryland football’s addition of Taulia Tagovailoa and other offseason Maryland football topics in the latest podcast.

A few Maryland football players completed their transfers out of the program, with Adam McLean headed to Bowie State and Bryce Brand landing at West Virginia.

Check out some of Dontay Demus’ highlights for Maryland football.

D’Qwell Jackson shared thoughts on his career at Maryland.

Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese had a special message for one graduating senior.

Maryland men’s lacrosse star Jared Bernhardt also opened up about his plans to transfer, in which he will play football at Division II power Ferris State.

Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Bubba Fairman sat down with ESPN’s Paul Carcaterra to talk about what went into his decision to commit to Maryland in 2017.

Maryland baseball took a trip back in time to last season.

Former Maryland basketball guard Anthony Cowan appeared on Andy Katz’s “March Madness 365” podcast, where he discusses his career in the Big Ten and some of the toughest competitors he played across from.