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Maryland's Robert Carter details pre-draft meeting with Wizards

Maryland's Robert Carter details pre-draft meeting with Wizards

Watch more from Carter at the Combine in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

After moving up in the 2015 NBA Draft by trading their 2016 second-round pick to Atlanta for the rights to Kansas wing Kelly Oubre and trading their first-round pick (Top 9 protected) to Phoenix for forward Markieff Morris, the Wizards could be without a pick this June -- barring some ping pong ball magic at the upcoming draft lottery.

But the draft process still continues for Washington with interviews and evaluations. That includes second-round and undrafted possibilities as the team looks to build around franchise centerpieces John Wall and Bradley Beal. CSN Wizards Insider J. Michael wrote about that recently. Find that here.

Could they go local if they worked to get a pick? Or if a player slipped out of the draft? Maryland forward Robert Carter, Jr. seems to be on the team's radar.

Speaking to CSN's Chris Miller at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago on Thursday, Carter detailed a meeting he had with the team.

"They've seen me a lot. They say they've seen me play a lot," he said. "Everybody was in there, pretty much everybody. The whole staff, GM, president, everybody was in there and they just talked to me about what type of person I am and I said, 'Hopefully a good person.' But they just talked to me about my game and that was pretty much it."


After transferring to Maryland from Georgia Tech and sitting out the 2014-15 season, Carter posted 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for a Terrapin team that made a run to the Sweet 16 before losing to No. 1 overall-seeded Kansas.

Perhaps most intriguing to NBA scouts is what he showed as a stretch-four option in the pick-and-pop game with point guard Melo Trimble. After shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 26.4 percent from three during his sophomore season at Georgia Tech, those numbers jumped to 55.4 percent and 33.3 percent, respectively, with the Terrapins.

He also shined in Thursday's 5-on-5 scrimmages at the Combine when he scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead his team to a victory. Those numbers, combined with the fact that he officially measured 6-8 tall in shoes with a 7-3 wingspab, and he is putting himself in a good position to be selected.

If somehow they worked their way into the second round or he fell to them as an undrafted player, Washington could make use of Carter. As a young stretch-four, he could come off the bench in relief of the aforementioned Morris to play in the pick-and-roll and in transition with point guard John Wall. currently projects Carter will be taken No. 51 overall.

"I'm just trying to work hard every day. I know I'm an NBA player. I just got to find the right team for me," he told CSN. "All I need is one team to believe in me and I'll be fine."

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Maryland women's shooting struggles lead to second-round loss vs. N.C. State


Maryland women's shooting struggles lead to second-round loss vs. N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C.  — Kiara Leslie had 21 points and 11 rebounds against her former team, and North Carolina State beat Maryland 74-60 on Sunday in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament.

Leslie, who spent three seasons at Maryland before graduating and transferring to N.C. State, finished one point shy of a career high.

Kalia Ealey and Chelsea Nelson added 12 points apiece while Akela Maize scored 11 to help the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (26-8) earn their first Sweet 16 appearance since the late Kay Yow led an inspirational run in 2007.


N.C. State, which shot 45 percent and was 7 of 14 from 3-point range, will play the Oklahoma State-Mississippi State winner on Friday night in the Kansas City Regional semifinals.

Brianna Fraser had 17 points for the fifth-seeded Terrapins (26-8), who were held to 37 percent shooting.

Leading scorer Kaila Charles, plagued all day by foul trouble, finished with four points -- 14 fewer than her average -- on 2-of-8 shooting before fouling out with 2:29 left. She had scored in double figures in 30 of her previous 33 games.

Maryland's offense, which averages 80 points, had trouble scoring against one of the nation's stingiest defenses.

N.C. State allows 56.7 points per game and only one team in the past two months -- top-seeded Notre Dame -- has reached 70 against the Wolfpack.


Maryland: The Terrapins were denied their sixth Sweet 16 in seven years in part because their potent perimeter game was nonexistent. Maryland, at 39.1 percent the nation's seventh-most accurate team, missed all five of its 3s. Kristen Confroy, who's third in the nation from long range at 40.3 percent, didn't attempt one.

N.C. State: Leslie kept tormenting her former teammates by turning steals into layups. Big brother C.J. Leslie led the N.C. State men's program to a Sweet 16 in 2012, and now she's headed to one, too.


N.C. State will play either top-seeded Mississippi State or ninth-seeded Oklahoma State on Friday night in the Kansas City Regional semifinals.


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Big Ten season comes to a close for Maryland in final seconds of second round


Big Ten season comes to a close for Maryland in final seconds of second round

NEW YORK -- After struggling with injuries and poor play most of the season, Wisconsin is peaking at the right time.

Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.


Brad Davison and Iverson each made two free throws in the final nine seconds, and the ninth-seeded Badgers (15-17) advanced to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Michigan on Friday at Madison Square Garden after winning for the fifth time in seven games.

"It's a credit to these guys to my right and also the guys back in the locker room, how they've grown over the last month," Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. "It has been fun to watch and hopefully we've got a lot more basketball yet to play."

The win wasn't pretty, but the Badgers made all the key plays down the stretch and eight-seeded Maryland (19-13) didn't.

The biggest plays were offensive rebounds by Iverson and Ethan Happ after Pritzl and Davison missed 3-point shots with the game tied at 53.

After the second miss with 40.3 seconds to go, Wisconsin called timeout and Pritzl got the game-winner 12 seconds later.

"I think, especially at the end of this game, the possessions are magnified," Davison said. "When you do things right those final possessions, you can really turn things around."

Maryland had a chance to tie the game when Kevin Huerter was fouled by Happ with 9.2 seconds to go, but he missed the first of two free throws and the Terps came up short for the seventh time in 11 games.

"I feel like we were fighting uphill all night," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We had the lead 24-23. It's the one time we had the lead. We tied it a bunch of times. It really came down to two things. We fouled too much and we couldn't get a rebound when we needed a rebound."


Happ had 14 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin, which lost to Michigan State 68-63 less than a week ago. Davison finished with 13 points while Iverson had 11 and six rebounds and Pritzl 10 points. The Badgers, who lost starting point guard D'Mitrik Trice and reserve Kobe King to injuries in December, won despite shooting 36 percent.

"I personally figure we just have to string together an entire game for 40 minutes and just staying toe to toe with them like we did last game," Iverson said. "I know we'll be ready for them."

Huerter had 20 points to lead Maryland. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 16 points and Bruno Fernando had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Wisconsin never trailed in the second half, but it never led by more than three points in the final 11:40 until the closing seconds.

Pritzl's jumper broke a 53-all tie. Huerter then missed the first free throw and made the second. Maryland fouled Davison on the inbounds pass and he made both shots with 8.5 seconds to go for a 57-54 lead.

Wisconsin fouled Cowan rather than let him attempt a game-tying 3-pointer. Since it was a nonshooting foul, the Terps had to inbound with 5 seconds to go and Iverson stole Dion Wiley's pass and then closed the game with two free throws.

"He has evolved into our defensive end stopped," Gard said. "For him to come in and make a play like that at the end to seal it was great."