Maryland Rumors & News

  • Report: Maryland, Arizona “Making Strongest Push” For Coveted Graduate Transfer Damion Lee

    College Spun "Damion Lee is probably the most-coveted graduate transfer on the college basketball market. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game for Drexel last season. He’s set to graduate, transfer out of the Dragons’ program and is eligible to play for another..." April 13

  • Forward Jake Layman's return solidifies Maryland's title contention next season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Junior forward Jake Layman, who averaged 12.5 points for Big Ten runner-up Maryland, will return for his final season with the Terps and helps establish them as a national championship contender for next season. The early Sporting News top 25 for the 2015-16 season has the Terps ranked No...." April 09

  • Melo Trimble will return to Maryland for sophomore year

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland point guard Melo Trimble will return for his sophomore year, Terps coach Mark Turgeon announced Wednesday. Trimble, who was named first team all-Big Ten by the media and was selected this week as a freshman first-team All-American by CBS Sports, had spent the past week assessing his..." April 01

  • 5-star center Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

    SB Nation "Maryland is poised for a big season in 2016. Maryland is adding an impact freshman big man for next season. Diamond Stone, a 6'10, 250-pound center from Milwaukee, has committed to Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins. Stone is the No. 7 rated player in the class according to ESPN. He chose..." March 28

  • Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Mark Turgeon to meet regarding future

    Washington Post "Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble will meet with Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon regarding his future later this week, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. It is widely assumed that Trimble will be back for his sophomore season at Maryland, which figures to be a national..." March 25

  • Daughter of Bob Huggins apologizes for rape jokes about Dez Wells

    Washington Post "Shortly after West Virginia’s 69-59 win over Maryland Sunday night in the NCAA tournament, two daughters of Mountaineers Coach Bob Huggins tweeted out rape-related jokes in regard to the Terps’ Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins subsequently deleted those tweets from her account, but here is a..." March 24

  • West Virginia coach's daughters taunt Maryland's Wells with rape remarks

    The Score "The daughters of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins decided it was appropriate to attack Maryland guard Dez Wells on Twitter following the Mountaineers' 69-59 victory over the Terrapins on Sunday. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who later made her Twitter account private, made rape-related remarks..." March 23

  • Michal Cekovsky suffers injury pregame vs. Michigan

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland freshman center Michal Cekovsky limped to the locker room with help from a trainer during warmups prior to Saturday's game against Michigan. According to a Maryland spokesman, he suffered a left knee injury and will not play against the Wolverines. It was unclear how exactly Cekovsky..." March 01

  • Junior point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. commits to Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "Anthony Cowan Jr.'s roots at Maryland run deep. Growing up in Bowie, he attended Gary Williams' summer camp in College Park several times. His father, Anthony Sr., received his master's from the school. His grandmother works in the university's African-American Studies program. So it made..." January 27

  • Maryland announces addition of 6-foot-9 Croatian forward

    College Basketball Talk "No. 11 Maryland has managed to win 14 of its first 16 games despite having to navigate depth issues in its front court. Evan Smotrycz has struggled with health issues for a significant portion of the season, which at times has left head coach Mark Turgeon to rely on sophomore Damonte Dodd and..." January 09

  • Evan Smotrycz suffers another injury setback vs. VMI

    CSN Baltimore "In his second game back since recovering from foot surgery in October, Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz suffered a setback in Sunday’s 95-77 Terrapin win over VMI. The senior played just eight minutes and did not enter the game in the second half, going without a point on 0-for-2 shooting from..." December 01

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    Big loss for Maryland RT @AaronKazreports: #Terps guard Dez Wells fractured his wrist in the win over Iowa State and will miss four weeks.

  • Terps' Dez Wells to miss four weeks with broken bone in right wrist

    Baltimore Sun "Terps senior Dez Wells broke a bone in his right wrist Tuesday night and is expected to miss four weeks, coach Mark Turgeon announced today. The guard/forward suffered the injury during Maryland's 72-63 win over No. 13 Iowa State at the CBE Classic. He had surgery this morning in..." November 28

  • Trial of former Terps recruit Trayvon Reed delayed

    Baltimore Sun "The trial of Trayvon Reed, who was dismissed from the Maryland basketball team after being charged in late July with theft under $100 and second-degree assault, has been postponed until Dec. 19, his attorney, David Putzi, said. Reed was scheduled to go on trial Friday in District Court in..." October 20

  • Maryland nabs commitment from junior college guard Jaylen Brantley

    CSN Baltimore "Junior college guard Jaylen Brantley has committed to Maryland, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed. Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald was the first to report the news. The Massachusetts native becomes head coach Mark Turgeon's first commitment from the class of 2015." October 20

  • Terps' Evan Smotrycz out 4-6 weeks after breaking bone in left foot

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland senior Evan Smotrycz is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot in practice Friday, the Terps said Sunday. The fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone is considered less serious of a break in the same foot suffered last season by former Terps point guard..." October 20

  • Mark Turgeon pencils in Damonte Dodd as Maryland's starting center, for now

    Baltimore Sun "With the season starting a month from Tuesday, there’s still plenty of time for Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon to settle on a starting lineup. Not that Turgeon hasn’t been thinking about who will take the court at Xfinity Center for the opening tip against Wagner on Nov. 14. At a..." October 14

  • Source: Mitchell cleared to play for Georgia Tech

    ESPN.com "Charles Mitchell isn't leaving the ACC after departing Maryland following the season. Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell, a native of Marietta, Georgia, was granted the waiver to be..." September 23

  • Maryland announces ‘lifetime degree guarantee’ for athletes

    College Football Talk "Dubbing it “The Maryland Way Guarantee,” the University of Maryland is blazing a trail on which most, if not all, Power Five conference schools will ultimately travel. The university announced Tuesday morning that, beginning in November of this year, it will offer a lifetime degree guarantee..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Incoming frosh Trayvon Reed not enrolling at Maryland after arrest

    CBSSports.com "There has been a ton of roster movement at Maryland since the season ended, with five players transferring from the school. And now another player is leaving -- before he even played a game for the Terrapins. Incoming freshman center Trayvon Reed will not enroll at the school, head coach Mark..." August 02

  • Terps forward Jake Layman to miss 4-6 weeks after fracturing bone in left hand

    Washington Post "Maryland basketball junior forward Jake Layman will miss four to six weeks with a fractured bone in his left hand, the athletic department announced Thursday afternoon. The injury to Layman’s non-shooting hand occurred during a pickup game during the first week of July and will not require..." July 18

  • University of Maryland to induct Len Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports "More than 28 years after his death from a cocaine overdose, the University of Maryland announced on Wednesday it will induct Len Bias into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Bias died on June 19, 1986, two days after he was the No. 2 overall selection in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. It was..." July 17

  • Dez Wells plans to switch jersey number to honor late friend

    Baltimore Sun "Dez Wells took pride in wearing No. 32 during his first two years at Maryland, becoming only the second Terp to take the number in the nearly 20 years since former star Joe Smith left College Park as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Going into his senior year, Wells will finally get a chance to..." June 21

  • Ex-Terps assistant Dalonte Hill sentenced to a week in jail for driving while impaired

    Baltimore Sun "Former Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill was sentenced Wednesday to a week in jail after pleading guilty in Howard County to driving while impaired. The October incident led to his resignation. Circuit Court judge Richard S. Bernhardt also sentenced Hill to a year’s..." June 19

  • Nick Faust transferring to Long Beach State, per report

    Baltimore Sun "Former Maryland guard Nick Faust (City) has reportedly found a new home at Long Beach State. Faust told ESPN.com that he has committed to play for the 49ers. He also tweeted "Bringin dat HEAT to TheBeach" with an Instagram photo of Long Beach State's court. Faust is one of five scholarship..." June 17

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell headed to Georgia Tech

    CBSSports.com "Georgia Tech lost sophomore big man Robert Carter to Maryland via transfer last week. In an interesting turn of events, the Yellow Jackets are now adding Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell, sources told CBSSports.com. Mitchell left the Terrapins last month to play closer to home. The Atlanta..." June 13

  • Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. commits to the Terps

    Washington Post "On the heels of a tumultuous several months filled with roster attrition, the Maryland men’s basketball team secured a commitment Friday morning from Georgia Tech transfer forward Robert Carter Jr., an individual with knowledge of the situation said. Carter will sit out a season per NCAA..." June 06

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell considering Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Mitchell became the latest departure from the Maryland program when he announced his transfer last week. The sophomore forward was looking to return closer to his home in Atlanta to be with his grandmother. “I loved playing for Coach [Mark Turgeron]. He is a great man and a great coach...." May 29

  • Report: West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson to visit Maryland

    CSN Baltimore "In the wake of a list of departures from the Maryland program that has now reached five names, the Terrapins are in need of replacements to backfill those scholarship spots on the roster. Head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff have now zeroed in on, among others, West Virginia transfer Terry..." May 26

  • Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Roddy Peters has committed to play for head coach Orlando Antigua at South Florida, Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com is reporting. Peters was part of an initial wave of three players who transferred out of the Maryland program following the 2013-14 season. He joined Shaquille..." May 22

  • Ex-Maryland guard Allen commits to Virginia Tech

    CBSSports.com "Maryland transfer Seth Allen has committed to Virginia Tech, sources said. Allen will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. The 6-1 guard averaged 13.4 points last season for the Terps and is a major building block for new Hokies coach Buzz Williams, who came..." May 12

  • Mark Turgeon takes full blame for wave of Maryland transfers

    CBSSports.com "Maryland fans can critique Mark Turgeon for plenty, but not for shying from criticism or sidestepping blame. The Terrapins took a blow to their assembly next season when the news came down on Friday: Starting point guard Seth Allen was transferring. Allen was set to be a cog for a team that had..." May 05

  • Seth Allen transferring from Maryland

    CBSSports.com "After constant rumors the past few days, Maryland sophomore Seth Allen has officially come to a decision: he's leaving the Terrapins. "I had a great two years there," Allen told ESPN.com. "And I'm thankful for the opportunity, but I also feel as though it's time for me to move on." Allen has..." May 02

  • Oregon State lands Maryland transfer Nick Faust

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon State landed an impact transfer early Wednesday morning as a source confirmed to NBCSports.com that Maryland transfer Nick Faust has signed with the Beavers. The 6-foot-6 Faust averaged 9.4 points per game in each of his last two seasons for the Terrapins, but saw his shooting..." April 30

  • Former Terps center Shaquille Cleare transferring to Texas

    Washington Post "Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare has signed his paperwork to transfer to the University of Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. “First of all I would like to thank god for opening another door for me and giving me another opportunity to fulfill my dream at another division 1..." April 25

  • Maryland soph Shaq Cleare transfers to Texas

    CBSSports.com "Texas is still waiting on a decision from elite uncommitted senior Myles Turner, but the Longhorns continue to add bodies to their frontcourt. Maryland sophomore Shaq Cleare transferred to Texas on Thursday. >p>"Our staff and players are excited to welcome Shaq to our basketball family,”..." April 24

  • Maryland assistant Spinelli joins Jim Christian's Boston College staff

    CBSSports.com "Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli is headed to Boston College to be Jim Christian's top assistant, sources said. An official announcement is expected soon. Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. A Massachusetts native, Spinelli is a 1989 graduate of..." April 13

  • Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transferring from Maryland

    CBSSports.com "Maryland has some optimism heading into the offseason, and the Terrapins have even appeared in some way-too-early 2014-15 rankings. But Tuesday evening brought some interesting news. Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare and Roddy Peters have all decided to transfer from Maryland. “I really enjoyed..." April 08

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Maryland athletic department reports modest surplus for 2012-13 fiscal year

    Washington Post "The 2012-13 schoolyear brought modest signs of financial progress for a Maryland athletic department that continues its long, slow climb out of debt. According to its NCAA financial report obtained via an open-records request, the department recorded a surplus of $346,541, an increase of more than..." March 26

  • Florida St. 67, Maryland 65

    ProSportsDaily "Boris Bojanovsky’s dunk with less than a second left lifted the Seminoles over the Terrapins in the second round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Bojanovsky, who finished with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, was open to take a feed on the baseline from a double-teamed Okaro..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBSSports.com "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Terps' Evan Smotrycz in question vs. Florida State due to back spasms

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland junior forward Evan Smotrycz's availability is in question for Thursday's ACC tournament second-round game against Florida State because of lower back spasms, an athletic department spokesman said. Smotrycz warmed up a little prior to the game at the Greensboro Coliseum, but mostly..." March 13

  • Seth Allen honors fallen manager Zach Lederer on shoes

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Seth Allen will honor Zach Lederer, a former manager who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, by writing a message on the shoes that he will wear on Thursday vs. Florida State. In a photo and video shared by the team's official Twitter and Instagram accounts, Allen is seen..." March 13

  • Maryland’s John Auslander has a future on the bench

    Washington Post "By the time the coach had fetched his girlfriend from the airport, sat through traffic and finally reached the gym at the University of Maryland, his intramural team was winning by 26 points. This pleased the coach greatly. It meant his practice plan had worked. “It must be the walk-through we had..." March 13

  • For the Terps, an under-control and self-aware Seth Allen is best

    Washington Post "Something clicked for Seth Allen when bonus basketball came, and maybe it wasn’t a conscious decision for Maryland’s starting point guard. He had been his usual self for 40 minutes, alternating absurdly athletic sieges on the paint with questionably quick shots early in possessions. But when those..." March 12

  • Terps upset No. 5 Virginia in OT, 75-69, in final ACC regular-season game

    Baltimore Sun "A Maryland team that had spent part of the past month losing close games to nationally ranked teams returned to its bench Sunday at Comcast Center, teetering toward another frustrating defeat. There was confusion about the way the Terps had played in the final minute of regulation, which ended..." March 10

  • Layman breaks out of slump, but Terps still need consistent shooting from him

    Washington Post "Inside the Maryland men’s basketball locker room on Tuesday evening, Coach Mark Turgeon gave one of those speeches that belong on posters, or in YouTube compilations of motivational moments. “The only one to give you guys confidence,” he would later recall saying, “is yourselves.” Various..." March 07

  • Charles Mitchell’s status with Maryland unclear after heated sideline exchange

    College Basketball Talk "Maryland forward Charles Mitchell was removed from the bench and sent to the locker room before the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Virginia Tech. Mitchell could be seen on the bench exchanging words with assistant coach Scott Spinelli, yanking his jersey off in the tunnel as he..." March 06