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(Perhaps biased) Driesell calls Steph Curry 'best player of all-time'

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(Perhaps biased) Driesell calls Steph Curry 'best player of all-time'

Watch the full interview with Lefty Driesell in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

In College Park on Saturday to watch No. 4 Maryland beat No. 18 Purdue, 72-61, legendary Maryland coach Lefty Driesell spoke one-on-one with CSN's Chick Hernandez about a range of topics, an interview that you saw in Saturday's 10 p.m. edition of SportsNet Central.

One topic the two hit on? Former Davidson star and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who just this week dropped 51 points on the Washington Wizards.

Maybe Driesell is biased when it comes to Curry. He did, you know, coach the Davidson Wildcats from 1960-69. He even recruited Curry's father, Dell, to College Park, but lost out on the future NBA guard to Virginia Tech. 

"The game has changed so much, but we got a guy named Steph Curry who played at Davidson back in the day and now is ripping up the NBA," Hernandez said, prefacing his question. "When you watch a guy like that, what do you think?"

If nothing else from Driesell, you know he is always willing to elaborate.

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“I’m going to tell you, I don’t know much about anything but basketball,” Driesell said. “I’m saying right now with the rules like they are -- you can’t discount [Bill] Russell and [Bob] Cousy because they didn’t have a three-point shot -- but I think he’s the best player of all-time.

“When I watch him play -- and I don’t see him much because they don’t televise him on the East Coast -- I watch him. I don’t watch the game. It’s amazing how he gets open and he can rebound and he’s a good defensive player and he’s a great passer. You know, Pete Maravich used to work at my camp all the time.

"Pete was a great passer, but this kid Steph Curry is a better passer than Pete, I think. I mean, he’s unbelievable -- what he did to the Wizards the other night."

For the year, Curry is averaging 29.8 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-point range.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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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