Freshman running back Wes Brown is the latest Maryland football player to go down with an injury. Brown, Maryland’s leading rusher, is scheduled to undergo season ending surgery on Friday to repair an injured labrum in his left shoulder.
Brown originally injured the shoulder against Wake Forest, but remained in the game. Brown missed last week’s game against Clemson with an ankle injury, but when he returned to practice this week he didn’t respond well so Maryland decided to proceed with shoulder surgery.
The Washington Post reports that Brown will be out around 20 weeks, meaning he will miss all of spring practice.
During his eight games this season Brown led the Terps with 90 carries for a 382 yards and two touchdowns.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and incoming freshman guard Kevin Huerter will return home from Chile with gold medals after Team USA's 99-84 victory over Canada in the championship game of the U18 FIBA Americas title on Saturday night.
Turgeon served on the team's staff as an assistant. Huerter contributed throughout the tournament, including finishing as the team's leading scorer in a victory over Chile.
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"It was an extremely great feeling to win and be on the podium with my teammates as champions," Huerter said in a release. "It was a great experience. We played in front of great crowds and were able to overcome adversity against great teams."
Huerter, a 6-6 guard who can play both backcourt positions, figures to be a contributor for Maryland in 2016-17. His outside shooting stroke should allow him to slot seamlessly into Turgeon's well-spaced scheme.
Turgeon served on the Team USA staff with Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and Texas head coach Shaka Smart.
Young had been a top target for Maryland, which is looking to bolster its defensive line -- and defense as a whole -- under head coach DJ Durkin. At 6-5, 220 pounds, Rivals.com ranks Young as the No. 6 weakside defensive end and the No. 92 overall prospect in the class.
The Terrapins lost a pair of key 2016 recruits late to the Buckeyes -- four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins and five-star linebacker Keandre Jones.
Still, Maryland has made more in-roads locally under Durkin, which includes DeMatha. Three Stags from the class of 2016 pledged to the Terrapins -- Terrance Davis, Lorenzo Harrison, and Tino Ellis.