The Atlanta Hawks' G-League affiliate unveiled their new uniforms for next season, and Maryland Terrapins everywhere have just found their new favorite developmental team.
The College Park Skyhawks, who are entering their inaugural season, came out with uniforms that have Maryland alumni salivating. The Hawks have three former Terps on their roster, Alex Len, Kevin Huerter and 2019 NBA second round pick Bruno Fernando. Huerter took to Twitter to show his approval.
The classic red, black and gold colors illuminate the Skyhawks' new threads resemble both Maryland and Atlanta's uniforms from years past. The Hawks announced they would move operations to College Park, GA from Erie, PA in February.
Len has been a serviceable backup center during his six-year NBA career. He averaged 11.1 points per game and started 31 games in his first year as a Hawk after five seasons with the Phoenix Suns. Huerter had himself a terrific rookie season, garnering Second Team All-Rookie honors. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard averaged 9.7 starts in 59 starts.
The anticipation will be high from Hawks fans and Terps alike to see all three players out on the court at the same time come next year. Fernando, the 6-foot-10 Angola native, will provide athleticism and highlight reel dunks from the power forward position.
With Len and Huerter joining the Hawks last season before drafting Fernando, the city of College Park took only a couple years to infiltrate Atlanta's ranks. Given Maryland has been ranked high in college basketball preseason polls, it will be interesting to see if the College Park to Atlanta pipeline continues. Whatever happens, the Skyhawks jereseys are awesome.
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A 1-1 week dropped the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team five spots in the latest Associated Press poll.
Maryland defeated then-No. 11 Ohio State handily at home this past Monday, 67-55. It was the Terps best win of the season, where they played lockdown defense for much of the evening.
But on Friday, Maryland was embarrassed by unranked Iowa on the road. The Hawkeyes held Maryland to just 49 points, cruising to an 18-point victory.
In three true road games this season, Maryland is winless. It's worth noting that Maryland remains perfect at the Xfinity Center, however.
The Big Ten has five teams in the latest Top 25, but none higher than Michigan State at No. 15 overall.
The Terps weren't the only MId-Atlantic team to slip. Virginia fell outside the Top 25 following a loss to Syracuse this past weekend.
You can check out the full poll below.
7. San Diego State
9. Florida State
12. West Virginia
15. Michigan State
16. Wichita State
18. Seton Hall
21. Ohio State
23. Texas Tech
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In an online address to the University of Maryland Wednesday, athletic director Damon Evans announced the school's plans to upgrade its athletic facilities.
The plans include a $15 million jumbotron for Maryland Stadium and $25 million to improve the facilities of non-revenue teams.
This will bring an enhancement to the Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Stadium, an indoor hitting and pitching facility for the baseball and softball programs and an indoor hitting facility for the golf team.
Maryland also plans to provide upgrades to the Track and Field stadium, Soccer stadium and expansion to Gossett Hall (Football).
Evans stated his goal with this move is to take care of all their athletic teams, which they have "big plans" for while doing it in a financially sustainable way.
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