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Maryland basketball’s 3 2019 signees to compete in Nations Classic All-Star Game

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

Makhi Mitchell, Donta Scott, Makhel Mitchell Thomas Kendziora | Testudo Times

The three Maryland basketball commits in the 2019 class will compete in the DMVelite Nations Classic All-Star Showcase on April 6.

Twin brothers Makhi and Makhel Mitchell of Wilson High School in D.C. will compete on Team Stars in the event, while Donta Scott of Imhotep Institute Charter School in Philadelphia will be on Team Stripes.

The 6’9 Mitchell twins committed to play for the Terps in August 2017 and have had standout senior seasons. Makhi is a four-star recruit, ranked No. 64 in the ESPN Top 100. The pair helped lead Wilson to a DCSAA Championship last season and made it to the championship game this year.

Scott is a 6’7 high three-star recruit who pledged to Maryland in October. He led his team to a No. 3 ranking in the state of Pennsylvania and a No. 45 ranking nationally.

The tournament will also feature University of Virginia commit Carey Morsell of St. John’s College High School, who is ranked 50th in the ESPN top 100. Commits to the University of Miami, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Syracuse will also showcase.

In other news

No. 5-seed Maryland basketball starts the Big Ten tournament today against No. 13-seed Nebraska. The Terps are eager to pick up a potseason win for the first time since 2016.

No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse knocked off No. 6 Penn 14-9 last night. Senior Caroline Steele led with five goals.

Maryland baseball defeated Delaware 11-6 in a midweek matchup. Maxwell Costes continued to shine for the Terps, this time with a grand slam.

Maryland wrestling heavyweight Youssif Hemida earned the No. 10 seed for the NCAA Championships, which start next week.

Read this feature from The Washington Post’s Emily Giambalvo on Maryland basketball’s freshmen making an impact.