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Wells continues NBA workout circuit with another Thursday

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Wells continues NBA workout circuit with another Thursday

Former Maryland guard Dez Wells will work out Thursday for the Indiana Pacers, his third workout with an NBA franchise so far this spring. Earlier this week, he was in Los Angeles with the Lakers. He has also spent time with the Boston Celtics.

Wells is joined Thursday by Andrew Harrison (Kentucky), Terran Petteway (Nebraska), Terry Rozier (Louisville), J.P. Tokoto (North Carolina), and Rashad Vaughn (UNLV).

If you're looking for one particular matchup in that group, Wells and Petteway had some good battles during the regular season when Nebraska faced Maryland. Wells often drew the defensive assignment on Petteway and did his part to shut him down.

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There was even some jawing pregame.

"If he thinks he’s going to come in and score 30 points," Wells had said in February, "I’ll take on that challenge."

All six of those prospects fall in a similar category as far as draft stock, likely to be selected somewhere in the second round or go undrafted. 

Wells is ranked as the No. 84 prospect in this draft class by DraftExpress.com.

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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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