5-Star Diamond Stone Commits To Maryland

It's the news that Terp fans have been waiting for. Diamond Stone, the 6'10" 250lb 5-star center tweeted to the world this evening that he was taking his talents to College Park MD next year.  Unbelievable!

I need verification, but this may be the first time in program history that Maryland has netted McDonald's All-Americans in back-to-back seasons.  It's also likely Maryland's top ranked recruit since Albert King committed to Lefty.

Stone's commitment is just a massive win for Maryland. It virtually guarantees that Maryland will only build on last year's success.  It squashes those absurd rumors about Turgeon leaving for Alabama and it raises the stakes for next year dramatically.

Quite simply, Maryland will be loaded. The Terps will start three 5-star players: Trimble, Stone, and Carter.  Add swingman Jake Layman and the shooting guard duo of Nickens and Wiley and you have an elite team. JuCo transfer Jaylen Brantley will back up Trimble. In the frontcourt, you'll have Dodd, Ceko, and Bender to spell Stone and Carter. It's an embarrassment of riches.

Diamond Stone is probably the biggest recruit to come to Maryland since Albert King.  He may even be bigger than that. I couldn't tell you where Albert King was ranked but Stone is #6 according to Yahoo and #7 according to ESPN. Rarified air for Maryland

The expectations will be sky high next year as Maryland will be bigger and tougher and more talented than this year's squad. Dare I say it but Maryland will be Big Ten favorites and likely ranked in the top 10 to start the season.

Quite simply, this is the best possible news that Maryland could have received this offseason. Enjoy it Terp fans.

Author: Jeremy | 3/27/2015 7:57:45 PM |

#4 Maryland vs #5 West Virginia

The Maryland Terrapins haven't been to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Exalted names like Drew Nicholas and Steve Blake were involved.  Today, the Terps can end the drought and reestablish the program on the national stage. In the way, stands West Virginia. The Mountaineers have slogged through the Big 12 conference which has been tabbed the best confe [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/22/2015 8:06:07 AM |

Terps Advance To Round Of 32

Man, that Valpo game was incredibly frustrating to watch.  I'm not going to lie.  I avoided public places because I knew this game would be close and I didn't want to have a conniption fit in public.  As it was, I destroyed a water bottle and may or may not have beaten a pillow on my couch to a bloody pulp. Yes. I'm a grown man. It's shameful. M [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/21/2015 8:37:59 AM |

#4 Maryland vs #13 Valparaiso

Happy NCAA Tournament, everyone! It's good to be back after a 4 year hiatus.  By now, we've all had the opportunity to get over the fact that the Selection Committee completely screwed Maryland with our seeding and draw.  It's water under the bridge. I've come to peace with it.  I actually think a potential matchup against Kentucky presents a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/19/2015 9:22:20 AM |

NCAA Screw Job

I don't even know where to start.  The Terps got served one of the most unfair seeding in recent history.  A team with a 2-0 record against the Big 12, including a win against the conference champion, got seeded behind three Big 12 teams.  If only that were the only insult.  The Terps got shipped in Kentucky's side of the draw too. A top 10 tea [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/15/2015 7:39:54 PM |

Big Ten Semifinals

It was a great night at the United Center.  The Terps didn't trail after the score was 13-10 Indiana early in the first half. In what has become this team's signature, the Terps kept Indiana at arms length but were never able to pull away until the final minute.  Ken Pomeroy and the other basketball quants call this Terps team the luckiest in A [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2015 10:05:20 PM |

Big Ten Quarterfinals Thread

For the first time since I was a junior in college, I will get to see the Maryland Terrapins play in their conference tournament.  The Terps check in as a #2 seed but I expect the matchup to be much more difficult than the standard 2/7 fare. Unfortunately, Maryland does not matchup well with Indiana.  IU's guards are quicker than Maryland's and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2015 10:50:10 AM |

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Author: Jeremy | 3/8/2015 9:04:20 AM |

#10 Maryland vs Rutgers

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Author: Jeremy | 3/3/2015 10:21:53 AM |

#14 Maryland vs Michigan

Tuesday's game will forever be known as the Dez Wells Game.  What a performance he turned in. He willed the Terps to victory.  The crowd was electric.  Apparently, all that's needed to get the students to turn out for a game is a coordinated flash mob but I digress. The Terps are now poised to earn a protected seen in the NCAAs.  Maryland has to [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/27/2015 10:34:17 AM |
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