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Sulaimon recounts his hospital visit with Wiley after surgery

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Sulaimon recounts his hospital visit with Wiley after surgery

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COLLEGE PARK -- After sophomore guard Dion Wiley underwent what is likely season-ending knee surgery this week, he was visited in the hospital by senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon and head coach Mark Turgeon.

Though the rotation for the No. 3 Terrapins will be changed immediately because of his injury, the focus was not on basketball in that moment.

“I just told him to keep his head up,” Sulaimon recounted to the media on Thursday before the team opens its season Friday vs. Mount St. Mary’s.

“I just told him that everything happens for a reason. Everybody goes through their trials and tribulations, but it’s all for a purpose. It’s an unfortunate injury, but good thing they can repair it and his future is still bright.”

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Wiley, who Turgeon says was expected to start this season, will likely receive a medical redshirt by sitting out the entire 2015-16 season, giving him three years of eligibility still to use in College Park.

Considering his upward trajectory, those could be three years of starting at the shooting guard spot.

His injury seems to have a sobering effect for Maryland in the short term, felt not only from Sulaimon but from junior Robert Carter, Jr. as well.

“When Dion went out, I didn’t really think about myself too much,” Carter said. “I was thinking about him and what he was going through. Him going out really affected our team a lot just because he’s our brother so we all just sort of comforted him and told him to get back as soon as possible and just to use it as motivation to be even better.”

Maryland opens its season on Friday night against Mount St. Mary’s at 7 p.m. in College Park.

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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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