Maryland sophomore guard Dion Wiley has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery to repair the injury this week, CSN has confirmed. The timetable for his return has not yet been determined.
The news was first reported by Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun. The program has also confirmed the news in a release.
Wiley injured the knee in practice on Thursday and was held out of the team’s exhibition win over Southern New Hampshire on Friday night. He sat with the team on the bench during the victory.
"I’m so disappointed for Dion because he has made significant strides this offseason," Turgeon said in a release.
"Dion has matured, worked hard in the offseason and has really come on strong this fall. I know Dion will be determined to return from this setback and continue to be an integral part of our basketball program."
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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.
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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