Talented freshmen trio
Coming into the season, it was known that Maryland was going to have to rely on their three highly-touted freshmen if they wanted to be successful.
The Terps had lost four of their five starts from last year’s Sweet 16 team. With only Trimble returning, it was clear that he’d need help shouldering the scoring load. Through five games, the trio of Cowan, Kevin Huerter, and Justin Jackson have been spectacular.
Cowan currently leads the team with 3.4 assists and has allowed Trimble to be more of a scorer. In fact, Trimble is averaging 19.8 points and playing some of the best basketball of his Maryland career.
Huerter hasn’t been quite as flashy, but his block against Georgetown in the final seconds was play of the game. His length has been a huge asset and his shot will begin to fall at a more consistent rate eventually.
The most talented player out of the trio may be Jackson.
Jackson was a late addition to the class, but has been so valuable to Turgeon. He has started the last four games and is averaging 11.0 points and 7.8 rebounds.
The East York, Ontario native also is shooting a team-high 56.3 percent from beyond the arc. His ability to secure rebounds in the paint for a team that has seen their frontcourt struggle, has been nothing short of tremendous.
Maryland is extremely lucky to have this group of talented freshmen.
Unless you’re the Dukes or Kentuckys of the world, freshmen don’t always play like stars the minute they step onto campus. This group has so much potential and this is only the beginning.