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Five-star Maryland target rises to No. 2 in new Rivals rankings

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Five-star Maryland target rises to No. 2 in new Rivals rankings

Top Maryland target Trevon Duval has risen to No. 2 overall in new rankings released by Rivals.com on Wednesday for the class of 2017.

He checks in just behind new No. 1 Wendell Carter (Atlanta, Ga.) and just ahead of No. 3 Michael Porter (Columbia, Mo.).

"Point guard Trevon Duval is clearly the top perimeter player in the class," writes Rivals National Basketball Analyst Eric Bossi, "and is just as good, or better, as any of the highly celebrated 2016 point guard class."

Duval transferred this week from St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) to Advanced Preparatory International (Texas) and will play alongside another top Maryland target in the class of 2017, Billy Preston, who settles in at No. 6 in the nation in these newly released rankings.

Maryland has two commitments in the class of 2016 (point guard Anthony Cowan and shooting guard Kevin Huerter), but none yet from the class of 2017.

If Duval were to choose the Terrapins, he would be the next in a strong line of players at the position in recent years, following Melo Trimble, Jaylen Brantley, and Cowan. Duval, though, would by far be the highest-rated player from that group coming out of high school.

As Bossi writes, Duval is the only point guard in 2017 who has "truly established" himself as elite. To read more rankings analysis, click here. For the full, updated Rivals150 for the class of 2017, click here.

Ball Is Life released a new highlight video of Duval this week. Watch it below:

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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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