The JumpOffPlus.com International Scouting Report staff will visit College Park, Md., during the 2013-14 season to check in on Maryland Women’s Basketball @UMDWBB.
Tentative Visit Date: Dec. 4, 2013
Head Coach: Brenda Frese
Campus Location: College Park, Maryland
Arena Name: Comcast Center
Under The Shell: Maryland Web Series
Key 2013-14 Returners:
Alicia Devaughn – Blanche Ely HS (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – averaged 8.4 pts, 7.4 rbs in 34 contests
Alyssa Thomas – Central Dauphin HS (Harrisburg, Pa.) – averaged 18.8 pts, 10.3 rbs in 34 games, order essays online 2012-13 ACC Player of the Year
Key 2013-14 Newcomers:
Lexie Brown – North Gwinnett HS (Suwanee, Ga.)
A’Lexus Harrison – Digital Harbor HS (Baltimore, Md.)
Brionna Jones – Aberdeen HS (Harve de Grace, Md.)
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – Hopewell HS (Aliquippa, Pa.)
Maryland is coming off of a 2012-13 season that saw them win 26 games and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Coach Brenda Frese has established herself as one of the nation’s premier coaches and is the youngest active coach to have won a national championship.
Led by 2013 ACC Player of the Year, Alyssa Thomas, Frese and the 2013-14 edition of the Terrapins are out to do the same again. Thomas has emerged as arguably the nation’s most impactful forward over the course of her career. She appears to be a lock as free writing help online a top-3 pick in the WNBA Draft next spring. She’ll be joined in the quest for both an ACC and a national title by two key returners in center Alicia Devaughn and sharp shooting perimeter threat Katie Rutan.
Frese and her coaching staff went out and recruited plenty of help for this year’s group hauling in the nation’s No. 8 recruiting 2013 class according to ProspectsNation.com. The incoming freshman are spearheaded by Lexie Brown. Brown was the No. 15 ranked prospect overall and a two-game HS All-American last spring. She’ll bring both ball handling and the ability to create instant offense in a pinch to the Terrapins roster. All in all, this year’s lineup is homework schedule for kids as deep as any since the championship team in 2006. They’ll be tested in their last season as a member of an Atlantic Coast Conference that had six teams in the preseason AP Top 25.
Under The Shell: 2013 NCAA Tournament Edition
Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com