We haven't seen much of Michal Cekovsky, the incoming Maryland freshman who will be tasked with carry much of the scoring load in the Terrapins front court in 2014-15. But on Tuesday we got another glimpse, thanks to his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge entry.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon has been high on Cekovsky since he got to College Park early this summer. At seven feet tall, he has a versatile offensive game and will be needed in a front court that is depleted and underdeveloped on that end of the floor. But Turgeon was quick to denounce the most convenient connection between the freshman and a former Maryland player.
"He's not Alex [Len]. I don't want to compare him to Alex," Turgeon told CSN in June. "They're different players."
But Cekovsky is continuing to adjust socially Turgeon said, much like his former star who is now in the NBA.
"Like Alex, I'm sure it's going to take him a while to feel comfortable," Turgeon said.
"Doesn't know anybody. He does speak English pretty well, but I'm sure he's a little bit nervous and anxious right now and hopefully being here all summer is going to help him feel more comfortable by the time school starts in September."
Four-star DeMatha Catholic OL Marcus Minor has committed to Maryland, he announced during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsNet Central on CSN.
Minor becomes the 16th player committed to the Terrapins in the class of 2017. He is the next in a line of DeMatha players pledging to play in College Park, joining players that include DJ Turner, Tino Ellis, Terrance Davis, and Lorenzo Harrison.