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MM 4.15: Miller, Owusu to attend AmeriCup Team trials

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

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Maryland women’s basketball sophomore guards Diamond Miller and Ashley Owusu have accepted invitations to attend the USA Basketball Women’s AmeriCup Team trials April 18-21 at the University of South Carolina, according to a press release.

The two Terps are part of a 20-player pool of returning college athletes that will compete for 12 spots to represent the United States on the national stage. While Owusu has yet to compete for USA Basketball, Miller has earned gold medals during the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup and 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

After head coach Brenda Frese lost all five starters due to graduation and the transfer portal, Miller and Owusu stepped into leadership roles in their second season as Terps.

During the 2020-21 season, Miller averaged 17.3 points per game on shoot 50.6% from the field. The 6-foot-3 guard also grabbed 5.8 boards per game and had 1.0 blocks and 1.4 steals per game. Her sophomore performance earned her All-Big Ten First Team honors.

After the 2019-20 season, Owusu earned Big Ten Freshman Year and she followed that season up with another season filled with accolades. This past season, Owusu led the nation’s top scoring offense averaging 17.9 points per game and 5.9 assists per game. The 6-foot guard earned Associated Press Third Team All-America honors and unanimous All-Big Ten First Team honors. She was also named the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award recipient which honors the nation’s best shooting guard.

After leading the Terps to their fifth Big Ten tournament title Owusu and Miller were named Co-Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Players.

In Other News

Maryland men’s soccer fell, 2-0, to top-seeded Indiana on Wednesday, dropping out of the Big Ten Tournament.

No. 11 Maryland women’s lacrosse gutted out a tough victory over No. 20 Johns Hopkins in College Park on Wednesday.

Chol Marial will play for Oregon State next season.

Maryland football’s Spring Game is inching closer and closer.

Maryland men’s basketball confirmed the number choices of its newest additions.

Maryland women’s basketball came in at No. 4 in the Sports Illustrated way-too-early poll.

Maryland men’s lacrosse is gearing up for its final regular season home game of the season.