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Edsall reaffirms position amidst murky QB situation

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Edsall reaffirms position amidst murky QB situation

Caleb Rowe will be Maryland’s starting quarterback when the Terrapins take the field on Saturday at 8 p.m. against Michigan at Byrd Stadium in College Park, head coach Randy Edsall said during a teleconference with the media on Sunday afternoon.

Rowe was benched during Saturday’s loss to West Virginia after throwing four interceptions. He was replaced late in the third quarter by Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman.

“Caleb will be the quarterback,” Edsall said. “As we all know, it doesn’t all fall on him. He has to be better and everybody around him -- the offensive line, the running backs, and the wide receivers all have to be better.”

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Rowe was named the starter prior to Maryland’s Week 3 game against South Florida, replacing junior Perry Hills. Hills had been named the starter out of training camp. When Garman replaced Rowe against West Virginia, that marked the third quarterback to line up under center in 2015.

Rowe was given the starting job with the thought that he was the most capable quarterback when it comes to stretching the field vertically and taking advantage of the players Maryland features at wide receiver, but that never came to fruition against West Virginia.

At times the quarterback and receivers appeared to be plagued by miscommunication, which could have contributed to Rowe’s four interceptions.

“I think it’s the same with everybody,” Edsall said. “What we have to do is sit down with him and go through the film with him and show him picks that guys made and show him where they went wrong and what they have to do well.”

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Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta

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Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta

It was just months ago that Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter was a sure lock to return for the 2018-2019 season in College Park. 

At some point during the offseason, the 19-year-old changed his mind and decided to test his luck and enter the 2018 NBA Draft. 

After a solid performance at the Combine, Huerter began to soar up draft projection boards. 

Fast forward to the night of the Draft on June 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

The Clifton Park, N.Y. native declined an invite to instead be with his family, friends and former teammates at a local country club. 

After watching 18 players get their names called by Commisioner Adam Silver, this happened: 

This viral video had the 518 (Albany, N.Y. area code) basketball community buzzing about the kid who brought Shenendehowa High School its first state championship since 1987. 

Huerter enjoyed outreach from many different names throughout the sports community: 

On Monday, Huerter was officially introduced as the newest Atlanta Hawk. His father, Tom Huerter, documented part of the special day on Twitter: 

In other news, if you don't see Kevin Huerter in Summer League, don't worry. Earlier this month, Huerter learned he needed to repair torn ligaments in his right shooting hand in order to be fully ready for the start of camp. 

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk expressed his confidence in a full recovery for Huerter during the introductory press conference Monday. 

Clearly the organization is in the middle of a massive rebuild, and it's hoping that newcomers Kevin Huerter, Trae Young and Omari Spellman will be at the center of it. 

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

Maryland basketball had two players drafted in one night for the second time in three years Thursday night when the Denver Nuggets picked Justin Jackson with the No. 43 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Jackson was subsequently traded to the Orlando Magic as part of a deal that brought the No. 41 overall pick, Kentucky's Jarred Vanderbilt, to Denver.

After his freshman season, in which he averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds a game while shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, Jackson declared for the draft without an agent, but elected to return to Maryland for his sophomore season. But he'd play just 11 games before being shutdown for the year with a torn labrum. His draft stock was hurt, but obviously not totally erased.

He had surgery in January and ended up being the first Terp to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft back in March. Though Jackson's recovery kept him out of the NBA Combine, teams were still intrigued by what they'd seen from him in the past to be willing to take a flyer.

A 6-foot-7 forward with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Jackson has the skill to play anywhere between the two or the four in the NBA, and the length to guard all kinds of players.

With Kevin Huerter headed to the last-place Atlanta Hawks, Maryland basketball's two draftees are slated to join last season's two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.