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Post#1181 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 am by Wizardspride


Maryland adds a four-star guard for their first commitment in 2014.



Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins continue to accumulate talent. The 2014 class is now off to a good start for Maryland with the addition of Romelo Trimble.

The Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell standout is one of the better scorers in the 2014 class, and he has also been working on developing into a point guard. Trimble, who starred for D.C. Assault during the summer, became the first commitment to Maryland on Thursday morning.

The commitment, which was confirmed by DC Assault coach Damon Handon, is a big one for the Terps as Trimble is currently seen as the No. 57 player in the class.

Also once again this signals what Turgeon and his staff are trying to do by locking down their home base first, and then plucking in some quality prospects from across the country.

Trimble chose Maryland over Cincinnati and Rutgers, and is a huge first commitment in the 2014 class.
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Post#1182 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 pm by MikeTheKid

Didn't really warrant a new thread but even though they chose UK the Harrison Twins, Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker are all on ESPN tonight
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Post#1183 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:00 pm by Wizardspride

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Stud!!


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A Likely Decision


The Terps football staff has landed one of its top remaining 2013 prospects.

As expected, Belle Glade (Fla.) athlete Will Likely today made public his verbal commitment to Maryland during a 5 p.m. announcement at his school.

Likely, a dynamic 5-foot-7, 175-pound playmaker, rushed for 1,223 yards on 90 carries (13.6 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns as a senior, caught four touchdown passes and posted a total of six for scores between punts and kickoffs. He could play cornerback or receiver at Maryland, and is expected to factor into the Terps’ return game.

“Likely, on the field, is very similar to former Florida State cornerback Greg Reid. He is an athletic, hard-nosed game change. He plays fearless and has a ton of confidence. His vision and instincts are probably his best qualities, as he has a knack for finding the football and getting his hands on it. Schools like Florida State, Miami, Florida and especially South Florida will regret allowing this talent to leave the state,” said Tom Loy, recruiting analyst for Noles247.

The No. 32 cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports, Likely was also seriously recruited by LSU, Florida State, Wake Forest, Louisville and others. While it’s unknown if the Seminoles or Tigers had tendered firm scholarship offers, there seems to be a consensus in Florida that Likely would have been a blue-chip national recruit were he a few inches taller.

“Will Likely is a dynamic athlete who makes an impact in every phase of the game. His future in college will be as a defensive back, likely cornerback, and also on special teams. As a defensive back, he will be picked on at times due to his height but his explosive athleticism allows for him to make up for that deficiency,” said 247Sports Florida analyst Chris Nee.

“He has quick feet and quick hands allowing him to make a play on the ball. On special teams, Likely is an excellent return man with great vision and nice wiggle to allow him to make it through tight spaces
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Post#1184 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:41 pm by Floater

Wait, so his name is, Will Likely? Corny ACC play by play guys just found some material for 4 years.
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Post#1185 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:21 pm by FAH1223

10-1... ACC play will be starting soon and this team should make its presence felt with the rebounding and size.
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Post#1186 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:38 pm by Wizardspride

Future Terp.

Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. :o :o


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Post#1187 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:47 pm by Wizardspride

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Deon Long is actually 21 years old. It only seems like he's 30.

The headliner of this year's Rivals.com junior college Top 100 has lugged around a load of buzz for years. He was a certifiable high school star. At one time, he was the No. 1 prep school player in America. He made a brief stop at the University of New Mexico, and now he's the country's top junior college prospect.

The Iowa Western wide receiver's road to the BCS level wasn't short, but every winding inch of it was decorated with accolades.

Long was the same old Long this season. Sub-4.4 speed? Check. A pair of NJCAA records? Check. A junior college national title? You get the point.

Impressive as his season was, though, it somehow seems even more so when his position coach offers some perspective. Long may be the oldest player in this year's ranking, but it might be wise to hold off on the corny over-the-hill jokes.

"He did all it while only playing in two fourth quarters all year," said Iowa Western offensive coordinator Mike Strohmeier. "He was actually pulled by halftime in most games. I truly believe he will make an immediate impact at Maryland."

There's little reason to question Strohmeier's projection. Long racked up 100 receptions for 1,626 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. All three statistics ranked first among junior college players. Early in the year, he hauled in 20 passes in a single game. His stats only restate everything people knew long ago: Deon Long is a special talent. Always has been. Always will be.

There's a reason he's the first five-star junior college prospect since Cameron Newton.

"He has shown he can do it at all levels," said Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell. "He has taken a very, very roundabout route to college. But we feel he's the kind of player that can come right in at Maryland and be an all-conference difference maker and in a year or two be an NFL first-round talent."
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Post#1188 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:49 pm by FAH1223

11-1 for Men's Basketball with ACC play right around the corner :clap: ... 11 straight Ws
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Post#1189 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:19 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

A former Terp is doing well in the NBA.

http://www.atthehive.com/2012/12/31/382 ... f-the-week

The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Western Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. This is the first time in Vasquez’s career that he has won a Player of the Week honor.

Vasquez led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. The Hornets guard recorded a career-high 27 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds in a win over the Orlando Magic on 12/26. In the following contest, Vasquez narrowly missed recording his first career triple-double with 20 points, 14 assists and a career-high nine rebounds. In his final contest of the week, Greivis recorded 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals while guiding the Hornets to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on 12/29 despite being down as many as 21 points. Through the end of the week, Vasquez ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.8)
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Post#1190 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:19 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

A former Terp is doing well in the NBA.

http://www.atthehive.com/2012/12/31/382 ... f-the-week

The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Western Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. This is the first time in Vasquez’s career that he has won a Player of the Week honor.

Vasquez led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. The Hornets guard recorded a career-high 27 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds in a win over the Orlando Magic on 12/26. In the following contest, Vasquez narrowly missed recording his first career triple-double with 20 points, 14 assists and a career-high nine rebounds. In his final contest of the week, Greivis recorded 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals while guiding the Hornets to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on 12/29 despite being down as many as 21 points. Through the end of the week, Vasquez ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.8)
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Post#1191 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:11 pm by Wizardspride

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Post#1192 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:05 pm by miller31time

Pretty dominant performance today against VT. We have one of the deepest teams in college basketball.

I'll say this -- If Len can be swayed to stay one more year and with the stud point guard we're getting next season, they could bring a title to UMD.

But I don't think Len is staying.
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Post#1193 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:18 pm by MikeTheKid

miller31time wrote:Pretty dominant performance today against VT. We have one of the deepest teams in college basketball.

I'll say this -- If Len can be swayed to stay one more year and with the stud point guard we're getting next season, they could bring a title to UMD.

But I don't think Len is staying.


Trust me Len aint staying, Im a terp alum and hearing from sources in UMD all he sees is dollar signs and he wants to move his family over to the states.
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Post#1194 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Jan 5, 2013 3:04 pm by miller31time

MikeTheKid wrote:
miller31time wrote:Pretty dominant performance today against VT. We have one of the deepest teams in college basketball.

I'll say this -- If Len can be swayed to stay one more year and with the stud point guard we're getting next season, they could bring a title to UMD.

But I don't think Len is staying.


Trust me Len aint staying, Im a terp alum and hearing from sources in UMD all he sees is dollar signs and he wants to move his family over to the states.


Understandable but from a basketball standpoint, disappointing. He clearly needs more polish and I think he'd be doing a disservice to himself to leave after this season.
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Post#1195 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Jan 5, 2013 3:23 pm by mhd

miller31time wrote:
MikeTheKid wrote:
miller31time wrote:Pretty dominant performance today against VT. We have one of the deepest teams in college basketball.

I'll say this -- If Len can be swayed to stay one more year and with the stud point guard we're getting next season, they could bring a title to UMD.

But I don't think Len is staying.


Trust me Len aint staying, Im a terp alum and hearing from sources in UMD all he sees is dollar signs and he wants to move his family over to the states.


Understandable but from a basketball standpoint, disappointing. He clearly needs more polish and I think he'd be doing a disservice to himself to leave after this season.


Len would make a mistake by not going. Wiggins would be the #1 pick this year. No way Len would go #1 next year (maybe not #2 with Parker).
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Post#1196 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:41 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

Man, never underestimate Ken Pomeroy's ranking system! The Terps are as bad as he rates them, apparently.

I did not see this game. (Comments below are my subjective opinion based on things leading up to this game).

What stats suggested before this game were that Pe'Shon Howard is a self-check on offense and so is Nick Faust. Logan Aronhalt is a one-trick shooter. Seth Allen is extremely turnover prone. Shaq Cleare, apparently, is not a D-1 level talent. He is very overrated. Charles Mitchell can rebound but is an atrocious free throw shooter. The worst part is their most athletic player, Dez Wells lacks skill as a passer and he as no three point shot.

To beat the Terrapins you simply play a very physical game on Len and you allow Howard, Wells, and Faust to launch from outside. Maryland can be had by quicker, more reliable ball handlers, and a strong swing player with height. Dez Wells can't create and can do nothing without the ball. Deny him and body Len.

i was a little worried Stony Brook played them closely. I relaxed and thought they were pretty good the way they handled Virginia Tech. However, Tech is a LOUSY team.

Kenpom had the Terps having faced ridiculously easy foes, and even Kentucky is way out of their top 25.

The Terps have their work cut out for them. The good news is perhaps Len will look bad enough to want to stay another season. Dodd and Peters (who's having/had shoulder surgery) are better talent and guys like Mitchell, Allen, and Layman will be joined by Smotrycz.
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Post#1197 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:45 pm by Floater

They are a really young team that needed a test like this. This is the best defense they've faced all year. They'll be fine. They weren't going to cruise to a 13-5 ACC record. There will be bumps along the road but I think they'll be fine.
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Post#1198 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:53 pm by miller31time

Man, Seth Allen had a great final minute (including a clutch 3 and an even more clutch 3pt play) but that last play was abysmal -- the height of hero-ball nonsense.
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Post#1199 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:01 pm by Ruzious

MD's got great depth, but they've got problems they're not going to solve this season.
1. They have no point guard.
2. Their starters can't shoot jump shots to save their lives.
3. They have nobody that can create their own offense when the offense gets stagnant. Allen's the closest thing right now, and he's a freshman who plays like a freshman. Wells could be that guy, but he's gotta be at least 25 lbs overweight.

Next year, they should be much better - even if Len leaves.
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Post#1200 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:02 pm by MikeTheKid

Len's double-double tonight may have been one of the worst I've seen. He should've had 20-20 tonight. Pe'Shon Howard is terrible IMHO, there's nothing in his game that warrants him being a starter and playing 25mpg. CCJ Seth Allen is turnover prone but he can create his own shot and penetrates to the cup. For someone being so hyped as a star, Wells has to extend his shot to the 3pt. line for this team to have a chance. Faust is a chucker, Logan is the specialist, Layman is Layman and Shaq Cleare isn't playing like a guy named Shaq. Mitchell rebounds which the team needs so I'll leave him be.
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