2022 Record: 22-13 (11-9)
Head Coach: Kevin Willard (Career Record 292-223) (Maryland Record 22-13)
PG: Jahmir Young (15.8 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 3.1 Ast)
SG: DeShawn Harris-Smith
SF: Jamie Kaiser
PF: Donta Scott (11.3 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.6 Ast)
C: Julian Reese (11.4 Pts, 7.2 Reb, 1.0 Ast)
6: SF Jordan Geronimo (Indiana 4.2 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
7: PG Jahari Long (2.1 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast)
8: SG Noah Batchelor (1.6 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
9: SG Chance “Sniper” Stephens (Loyola Marymount 6.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast)
10: SG Jahnathan Lamothe
11: C Caelum Swanton-Rodger (0.8 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.0 Ast)
12: PF Mady Traore (New Mexico State 1.4 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.0 Ast)
13: C Braden Pierce
One of the biggest offseason wins for Maryland was getting PG Jahmir Young to return to the Terps. Young is an elite guard in all aspects. He rebounds very well for his size and he’s also a high level passer. Young should look to improve his three point shooting as he only shot 31% this past season but is capable of shooting in the 35-38% range from beyond the arc. Young will be one of the leaders on this team as a 5th year player and star point guard. Maryland also returns Jahari Long who fits into a backup PG role. Long was previously at Seton Hall under Willard. Noah Batchelor is also returning for the Terps next season. Batchelor played sparingly in 22 games where he struggled from the floor. He is capable of being a high level shooter and will likely see a big increase in his production next season.
Maryland returns the big man duo of Donta Scott and Julian Reese as well. Scott started all 35 games for the Terps last season and averaged 11PPG and 6RPG. Scott posted the worst shooting percentages of his career this past season. Going into his 5th year, he will likely raise his shooting splits. Scott is still an elite big man who will certainly have a great year this season. Reese burst onto the scene last year where he dramatically increased his averages. Reese shot 63% from the floor this past season averaging over 11PPG and 7RPG. He will likely improve on his statistics yet again. Maryland also returns Canadian big man Caelum Swanton-Rodger who played sparingly in 21 games this past season.
Maryland took to the transfer portal where they were able to reel in interconference transfer Jordan Geronimo from Indiana. He should be a solid role player off the bench for the Terps this upcoming season. Geronimo is great on the defensive end and also shot 55% from the floor with the Hoosiers. Maryland also signed Loyola Marymount transfer Chance Stephens. He is an elite three point shooter who will be a great piece for the Terps off the bench when his shot is on. Mady Traore is the final transfer the Terps added. He is a unique player at 6-10 with the ability to shoot and dribble at a high level. His recruitment out of high school was a bit odd and he ended up committing to New Mexico State very late in the process. He is a bit of a project at Maryland who doesn’t have much college production but the upside is certainly there.
Maryland also signed an elite class of 4 freshman this year. The class was headlined by SG DeShawn Harris-Smith who should be a high level contributor right away. He has a chance to be the freshman of the year in the Big 10 and should be on some all-conference teams at the end of the season. Harris-Smith is ranked as the #27 overall player in the class of 2023 according to 247sports. Jamie Kaiser is another player that has a chance to start as a freshman. The 6-6 SF from Virginia is ranked as the #75 player in the class of 2023. Jahnathan Lamothe is ranked as the #137 player in the class. Center Braden Pierce is a 3 star and is unranked in the class.
Maryland is a team that really has a chance to do something special this upcoming season. The Terps should be in the Top 5 in the conference at the end of the season. They are also a team that could make a push at the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Maryland will be reliant on freshman early on which could be risky but there are some 4th and 5th year players that can act as mentors.