Nov 24, 2012; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Brandon Ross (45) with the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels safety Tre Boston (10) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Dion Wiley, the prized recruit of the Terps 2014 basketball recruiting class, has been invited to participate in the Nike Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. this year. Along with a number of other local recruits including Dwayne Morgan and Phil Booth, Wiley will be going up against some of the best youth competition in the world as he gets to represent Team USA. Congratulations to him, and congratulations to us! This kind of tournament event does wonders for diversifying a player’s game, and helps teach them early on what it takes to be an elite player in the future. The Team USA effect extends to every level! (CSN)
Simon Cherin-Gordon takes a look at the checklist for the fifth overall selection of the NBA Draft, former Maryland Terrapin Alex Len. He basically runs down what Len needs to work on in order to become a successful player in the NBA. Obviously not a ton of people think Len can be an All-Star, but he does have potential if he works hard and fortifies his position as a talented player early on. I don’t, however, agree that he should have to be compared with how Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel perform. Each prospect is their own person, and they should be judged strictly on their accomplishments and failures. (BleacherReport)
Brendan Darr over at TestudoTimes looks at Logan Aronhant’s best game during his one year stint as a Maryland Terrapin. You’ll hear no argument from me here, as Logan went above and beyond the call of duty against Boston College. Still, there are plenty of games where his stats weren’t as gaudy, and yet his effect on the game was just as substantial. Maryland is definitely going to miss his sweet stroke in the future.
In case you missed it, of course, ESPN provides a solid rundown of the events surrounding Wes Brown and his suspension here. Even though it appears to be a big knock on the player, ESPN’s ACC blog doesn’t think it will be too bad of a loss since there is depth at the position, and Brandon Ross/Albert Reid/Joe Riddle were going to be getting the majority of carries anyway. I can agree to that.