MM 11.9: Former Maryland men’s basketball stars shine in NBA

Former Maryland men’s basketball stars have played in the NBA this season. Of all the former Terps, Kevin Huerter has been the most outstanding this season, shooting almost 52% from three, which ranks him ninth in the league. He averages 16.9 points per game.

Huerter thrived on the Sacramento Kings, on pace to surpass his career average of 11.4 points per game. He has four games with 20+ points this season. Huerter also started all nine games.

Also on the Kings is former Terp Alex Len, playing his 12th season in the NBA. He doesn’t rack up a ton of minutes, but has played a few against the Magic this season.

Jalen Smith performed well for the Indiana Pacers, averaging nearly nine points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Smith also played the most minutes in his five-year career with around 24 minutes per game. He started all nine games for the Pacers.

Finally, guard Aaron Wiggins has continued to fulfill his role for the Oklahoma City Thunder, with three starts in seven games played this season. Wiggins is in his second season and is looking to improve his rookie campaign. He is currently averaging 5.7 points per game.

In other news

Men’s soccer hosts Indiana in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament today. The match will be played at 8 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Colin McNamara had the Insight.

Maryland Football has announced its captains for Saturday’s game at Penn State.

Abby Meyers shone in her women’s basketball debut in Maryland.

Maryland Field Hockey hosts Liberty Friday at noon to open the NCAA Tournament, one of five Big Ten teams and one of four tournament hosts.

Former Maryland football star Jake Funk has been eliminated by the New Orleans Saints.

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