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Rowe latest Terps QB to suffer torn ACL

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Rowe latest Terps QB to suffer torn ACL

Just one day after starting his first collegiate game, Maryland has announced quarterback Caleb Rowe suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Rowe, a freshman from Landrum, SC, went 23 of 40 for 240 yards in Maryland’s 20-17 loss to Boston College. He also threw his first collegiate touchdown pass.

Rowe’s injury is just the latest blow the Terrapins have suffered at the quarterback position. CJ Brown, Perry Hills and now Rowe have torn their ACL’s , and sophomore Devin Burns was diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot that knocked him out for the rest of the year.

In a statement released by the school, Maryland coach Randy Edsall expressed his remorse over Rowe’s injury. “I feel awful for Caleb. I know how excited he was to get his opportunity to be the quarterback of this team,” said Edsall. “Caleb has a bright future ahead of him and we will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”

While no official announcement has been made, Rowe’s backup Shawn Petty figures to start next week against Georgia Tech. However, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Petty is normally a linebacker and has not played quarterback since high school. 

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Maryland's Justin Jackson reportedly coming back to College Park

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Maryland's Justin Jackson reportedly coming back to College Park

It's the time of year when NBA prospects have major, life-changing decisions to make.

For some, entering the NBA draft is an easy one. They don't need anymore outside opinions.

But for others, like Maryland's Justin Jackson, testing the waters is the most important part. 

Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports is reporting that Jackson is “expected” to return to Maryland for his sophomore season.

Jackson worked out for the Raptors Tuesday,  and told the media he still wanted to sit down with his family before making a final decision.

“Truthfully, I’m hearing a whole bunch of different things, it’s kind of mixed right now,” he said at the workout. “I really got to sit down, discuss with my family, my circle and really try to figure things out.”

When you have a 7-3 wingspan on a 6-7 frame, you're always intriguing to NBA scouts, especially when you can stretch the floor from 3-point range as well.

Despite some saying Jackson could sneak into the first round, not hiring an agent gives him the opportunity to come back to College Park.

An option he apparently is taking.

That would be great news for the Terps too, after losing Melo Trimble for good already to the NBA.

Jackson's 10.5 points per game and 6 boards as a freshman will make him the team's top returner in both categories.

Numbers that will certainly grow with his role next season.

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Maryland lands a graduate transfer commitment from Duke

Maryland lands a graduate transfer commitment from Duke

The Maryland Terrapins snagged former Duke player Sean Obi as a graduate transfer, the school announced on Thursday. He didn't play last season due to knee surgury that he underwent last summer. 

Obi began his college career at Rice during the 2013-14 season, and posted 11.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. After his freshman season at Rice, he transferred to Duke where he had to sit out 2014-15 season, per NCAA rules. In his lone season as a Blue Devil, Obi played in just 10 games and averaged 0.5 points per game. As a graduate transfer, Obi will be eligible to play for Maryland immediately. 

We are excited to welcome Sean to Maryland," said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. "As a graduate transfer, he brings high character, experience and maturity to our team. Sean is a good rebounder and gives us another physical presence inside. Sean is healthy and ready to contribute."

Obi, who is 6-9, could provide Maryland help on the offensive and defensive boards in 2017 after they ranked 300th in the country in defensive rebound percentage. 

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