No. 7 Chris Wilcox
Chris Wilcox arguably saw the biggest elevation in playing time by any Terp in the history of the program. During the 2000-01 season, Wilcox played just over eight minutes a night and only averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds for a Maryland team that fell just short of a national title.
After Terence Morris graduated following that season, it opened the door for Wilcox to see more playing time. During Maryland’s first national title season in program history, Wilcox saw a huge spike in numbers as he averaged 12.0 points and 7.1 rebounds. He finished second in the ACC in blocks (53) and was part of a formidable frontcourt with Lonny Baxter.
Following that championship campaign, Wilcox entered the NBA Draft and was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Maryland star ended up playing for five different teams during his 11-year NBA career.
He ended up averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in time with the Boston Celtics, Clippers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged double figures from 2005 to 2008 when he played for Seattle, which was by far his most productive stop.
Wilcox put together a very respectable NBA career and really did well for himself considering he really had just one year of significant playing time in College Park. He was a key piece in the frontcourt in several of his stops and that is one of the reasons he stuck around the league for so long.
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