Maryland basketball’s 2019 class includes three members, and they’ve all had fantastic senior seasons on the high school circuit.
Four-star forward Donta Scott led Imhotep Charter High School to the Philadelphia Public League championship on Saturday night, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the Panthers’ 63-41 win over Constitution. The 6’7 senior shot 9-of-11 from the floor, making both of his threes, and added two assists, a block and this dunk in his MVP performance.
Yoooooooo Donta Scott. pic.twitter.com/armTMx5Exx— Aaron Carter (@AceCarterINQ) February 24, 2019
Last weekend, twin bigs Makhi and Makhel Mitchell helped lead Woodrow Wilson High School to a 92-48 win over Theodore Roosevelt, which clinched the school’s third straight D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title. Both twins had double-doubles, combining for 26 points and 28 rebounds. The Tigers went undefeated against DCIAA teams this season, beating them by an average of 36 points, and posted a 26-6 record overall.
The Mitchells committed to Maryland in August 2017, while Scott pledged in October. All three signed their Letters of Intent in November. The Terps won’t have any open scholarships if all eligible players return, but at least Bruno Fernando is expected to enter the NBA Draft.
In other news
Maryland’s current basketball team took down Ohio State at home on Saturday. Here’s Lila’s photo gallery, and here’s Lamar on how Serrel Smith Jr. stepped up when his team needed him.
Women’s basketball plays at Purdue tonight, its first outing since Thursday night’s incredible comeback against Minnesota. Sean has more on that final minute.
Women’s lacrosse won an absolute thriller over North Carolina in double overtime Sunday.
This game-tying goal from Kali Hartshorn deserves a second (and third, and fourth) look.
Just a reminder that Kali Hartshorn did this today to tie the game #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/14qPCPOtw7— Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) February 25, 2019
The men’s team, meanwhile, cruised to a win Saturday at Navy.
Baseball rode dominant pitching in Friday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s nine-run output to a series sweep of Maine.
Softball went 3-2 at its weekend tournament in Riverside, California, pushing its season record to 9-6.
Wrestling closed its dual season with a home loss to Rutgers and a win at Rider.
Gymnastics posted 195.5 points at the Big Five meet, good for a fourth-place finish.
From the Baltimore Sun, Johnny Holliday shares some of his favorite stories from 40 years of calling Maryland basketball games.
The Washington Post’s Ava Wallace wrote about how Maryland women’s basketball is keeping things light off the court.
And on Sunday evening, the Jordan McNair foundation held a fundraiser at the Chipotle next to campus. The line was out the door, and Mike Locksley paid the first $790 in purchases.
Classy gesture by @CoachLocks. Stood at the cashier and paid for the first $790 of purchases for the @JMFoundation_ fundraiser. Great to see the line out the door this evening. #JM79 pic.twitter.com/R5NEP7ef59— Jonathan Allen (@jonathanallen44) February 25, 2019