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#221 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 07:40 PM

Hope they can add another to that list before the portal closes. Another big to eat minutes behind Reese and Queen would be nice.


MD adds Tafara Gapare. 

https://247sports.co...QxQsclIBJUlwPJS

 

 

https://www.espn.com...4/tafara-gapare



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Posted 18 April 2024 - 07:45 PM

MD adds Tafara Gapare.
https://247sports.co...QxQsclIBJUlwPJS


https://www.espn.com...4/tafara-gapare

Extremely versatile and athletic player with upside. Has the length to defend on the perimeter and down low.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 07:47 PM

Guards: Gillespie, Rice, Palmer, Stephens

Wings: Miguel, Harris-Smith, 
Bigs: Reese, Queen, Gapare, Geronimo, Pierce

 

 

1 scholarship left. 


Shaping up to be the most talented MD team in sometime. 



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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:29 PM

If Gapare can replicate what Emilien gave them a couple seasons ago that'd be great.
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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:49 PM

Shaping up to be the most talented MD team in sometime. 

Results this season won't come down to talent on paper. That certainly wasn't the issue last year either. It all comes down to team chemistry and coaching. Impossible to say how well or poorly this team will do until we see them on the court for at least 10-15 games.

 

One thing is certain: the boosters have done their job. This now falls entirely on Willard's shoulders.


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Posted 19 April 2024 - 10:03 AM

The off season has been a big success.  I have said before, I think they settled for just filling spots with their transfers last year, I think they got talent this year.

I think Willard can coach, but plain and simple last years team could not shoot.  If a team can not shoot, the results are going to be bad.  


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Posted 19 April 2024 - 10:10 AM

What was the transfer class last year? Stephens and Geronimo? Stephens got hurt and Geronimo is not a significant player, but was forced into a starting role.

I see Traore was a transfer, too. He looked promising when on the floor but barely saw the floor despite almost no big depth.

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 10:14 AM

One more shooter, either a guard or a wing.


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Posted 19 April 2024 - 10:15 AM

What was the transfer class last year? Stephens and Geronimo? Stephens got hurt and Geronimo is not a significant player, but was forced into a starting role.

I see Traore was a transfer, too. He looked promising when on the floor but barely saw the floor despite almost no big depth.

Yea Traore was the third transfer.  I thought he looked wild and often out of place when he was in there.


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Posted 19 April 2024 - 10:26 AM

Traore may have trouble getting significant minutes at a power 5 school. Probably better suited at the mid major level. Gapare can help the Terps if he can maintain the consistency he showed at the end of last season.
But, yes, the outlook for next year is bright!
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Posted 19 April 2024 - 11:17 AM

Yea Traore was the third transfer. I thought he looked wild and often out of place when he was in there.


He was definitely raw, but the athleticism was there. On a team going no where, was worth the effort to see if he could develop.

Maybe Willard decided much wasn't needed with the portal since he had Young, Scott, and Reese returning plus, what looked to be, a pretty good HS recruiting class coming in.

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 11:51 AM

Maybe Willard decided much wasn't needed with the portal since he had Young, Scott, and Reese returning plus, what looked to be, a pretty good HS recruiting class coming in.

More like he didn't have the money to get any impact players in the portal even if he'd wanted to. The small amount of money the boosters raised last off-season all went to retaining Young, Scott, and Reese.


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Posted 21 April 2024 - 03:16 PM

In addition to Bryce Pope, Maryland will also reportedly be hosting Connor Essegian (Wisconsin) on campus this weekend.

Essegian is headed to Nebraska.
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Posted 21 April 2024 - 09:02 PM

Amani Hansberry (Illinois) is rumored to be entering the transfer portal soon. He's a native of Silver Spring and went to Mount St. Joseph's, so assume Maryland would be in on him.

Hansberry is headed to West Virginia.
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Posted 22 April 2024 - 08:01 AM

Maryland reportedly showing interest in Bryce Pope (UC San Diego) and Jason Rivera-Torres (Vanderbilt).

Pope is headed to USC.
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Posted 22 April 2024 - 08:03 AM

Would be nice to land one more qualify transfer.

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 09:20 AM

UMTerps: Maryland Hires Omari DeBerry As Director of NIL Services

https://umterps.com/...ull-circle.aspx

 

Maryland Athletics recently hired Omari DeBerry as its new Director of Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) services. DeBerry brings the knowledge and passion to help provide and identify resources for student-athletes, coaches, and administration through his extensive background. 

 
DeBerry previously served as the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development and NIL at Ohio State. He’s also a former Buckeyes men’s lacrosse student-athlete and a graduate of the university, earning his master’s degree in sport management. However, DeBerry returned to his hometown area for his new position at the University of Maryland. The Calvert Hall High School graduate and native of Woodstock, Md., is excited and eager to grow in his new role.

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 02:32 PM

With the new law in Virginia that goes into effect this summer, gotta think other states will quickly follow suit (don’t want your state’s schools to be at a disadvantage in recruiting) and the schools will be the ones directly making the NIL payments instead of this whole charade of collectives/advisors.


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Posted 22 April 2024 - 08:18 PM

Maryland has reportedly been in contact with Ian Martinez (Utah State) regarding a return to College Park.

Martinez has announced that he'll be returning to Utah State, but there are rumblings that he could still end up returning to Maryland. Stay tuned.


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Posted 22 April 2024 - 09:47 PM

UMTerps: Maryland Hires Omari DeBerry As Director of NIL Services
https://umterps.com/...ull-circle.aspx

This seems like a nice get. Ohio St knows a thing or two about NIL. Just ask Treveyon Henderson.




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