Maryland sophomore guard Dion Wiley is expected to miss four months -- which likely equates to the entire 2015-16 season -- after undergoing successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, the program announced in a release.
Wiley injured the knee in practice last week and was held out of Friday's exhibition victory over Southern New Hampshire.
“I am really disappointed for Dion because he worked so hard in the offseason and was playing at a very high level,” head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement.
“This is a big loss for our team as Dion was expected to be our starting shooting guard. Our doctors were encouraged about the surgery and we know that Dion will work tirelessly to return to the court.”
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Wiley averaged 4.1 points in 13.5 minutes per game last season while shooting 38 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three-point range. His season-high in points came Nov. 30 against VMI when he put up 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Coming out of high school, Wiley was part of Maryland’s heralded 2014 recruiting class that also included Melo Trimble, Jared Nickens, and Michal Cekovsky. He was rated as the No. 55 overall recruit in the class, a four-star recruit.
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Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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