Maryland head coach Randy Edsall has awarded scholarships to five walk-on players, a moment that was shared through the program’s official Twitter account on Monday.
The following players received scholarships:
Mike Minter | Redshirt sophomore | Offensive line
Minter missed the 2013 season with injury, but was an All-Big Ten Academic selection in 2014 as a redshirt freshman. He played in the team’s season opener, a win over James Madison.
Andrew Stefanelli | Redshirt sophomore | Running back
Stefanelli, a graduate of Good Counsel (Md.), came to Maryland in 2013. He did not appear in a game in 2014, but earned scout team honors twice.
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Christian Carpenter | Redshirt sophomore | Long snapper
Carpenter appeared in nine games last season as a long snapper, but missed four games due to injury. He was part of a trio that helped kicker Brad Craddock to win the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best kicker.
Ty Tucker | Redshirt junior | Defensive lineman
As a freshman in 2012, Tucker served a redshirt season but was a member of the scout team defense. He missed the entire 2013 season and did not see action in 2014.
Azubuike Ukandu | Redshirt junior | Defensive lineman
As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Ukandu was named a scout team defensive player of the week before Maryland faced NC State on Nov. 30. In 2014, he appeared in two games and totaled two tackles.
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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