Maryland Basketball: Breaking down newcomers on 2020-21 roster

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EAST LANSING, MI – FEBRUARY 15: Anthony Cowan Jr. #1 of the Maryland Terrapins (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Maryland Basketball 2020 Newcomers: The Recruits

Replacing Anthony Cowan Jr. at point guard won’t be easy, just as it wasn’t easy to fill Melo Trimble’s shoes before him. The senior floor general leaves College Park among the all-time greats of the Maryland program. While most would consider a player like Cowan irreplaceable, that won’t stop Turgeon from trying.

Eric Ayala will likely get the majority of minutes at point guard next season, but there are a couple of newcomers who could also get minutes at the one. Two recruits coming in for next year are combo guards who Terp fans would love to see develop into the next great Maryland playmaker.

Aquan Smart

Aquan Smart is a 6’3″ combo guard from Stokie, Illinois. The three-star recruit will be one to watch in College Park as he brings solid shooting and passing to the table. Coach Turgeon has also praised his defensive ability and high work ethic. Smart was a unanimous All-State player in Illinois and is reportedly a high-character guy.

Marcus Dockery

Dockery is another three-star combo guard who will enter the Terrapin ranks, hailing from Washington, D.C. He also received offers from Rhode Island, Cincinnati, and Seton Hall, among others. The 6’1″ playmaker has a high basketball IQ and is able to find shots with his off-ball movement.

This aspect of his game should be huge for a Maryland team that frequently had stagnant half-court sets with limited movement. Hopefully, Dockery will develop into an on-court leader in the same way Anthony Cowan did during his tenure at Maryland.

Arnaud Revaz

Revaz was the most recent signing for Mark Turgeon. The international recruit is a versatile 6’10” forward from Switzerland who played for the Swiss national team. He averaged just under seven points and four rebounds a game playing for JL Bourg in the French professional circuit this past season.

Revaz didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 15, but Turgeon is excited about his raw skillset and feel for the game. Frontcourt depth was a serious need for the Terrapins after their off-season losses, and Revaz should see a lot of minutes in the forward rotation.

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