The Mystery that is Maryland

What is this Brenda? Guards Are Us? With NINE guards and 5 F/Cs this little team is a bit back court heavy isn't it?

25 Marissa Coleman G/F JR 6-1
15 Laura Harper F/C SR 6-4
1 Crystal Langhorne C/F SR 6-2
11 Christie Marrone G SO 5-6
21 Ashleigh Newman G SR 5-10
55 Jade Perry F/C SR 6-1
20 Kristi Toliver G JR 5-7
33 Emery Wallace F SO 6-1
2 S WGatewood G SR 5-9
x Drey Mingo F FR 6-2
xx Kim Rodgers G FR 5-9
xx Kathy Lyons G FR 5-10
xx Mariah Strickland G FR 5-11
xx Anjale Barrett G FR 5-10

Here are last years minutes and scoring average vs an SOS slightly better than UCONN

01 Crystal Langhorne.. 27.4 14.9
25 Marissa Coleman.... 28.7 13.2
20 Kristi Toliver..... 26.7 12.3
22 Shay Doron......... 27.3 11.8
15 Laura Harper....... 22.9 10.4
21 Ashleigh Newman 19.4 6.4
02 Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood 20.3 6.3
55 Jade Perry......... 17.8 5.7

Well the Freeze must have thought that Shay Doron would be hard to replace. She signed the 4th, 24th, 26th, and 31st ranked guards by Hoopgurlz and the 6th best forward in Drey Mingo for the 2nd best recruiting class in the country.

SWG finally got a chance to start near the end of the year but she only managed a 6.3 average in 20 minutes a game. So what is the Freeze gonna do with four new guards?

You've got to figure that Toliver gets one starting slot and SWG the other and Coleman on the wing as the small forward. Ashley Newman is first off the bench and the four freshmen? The line starts at the rear with the sophomore Marrone.

6'4 Harper, 6'2 Langhorn and 6'2 Mingo is as tall as the Terps go. At least these Terps won't be slow. They can run quick little guards til the wheels come off.

These Terps lost to Duke twice, UNC twice, Ga Tech and to Ol Miss to end the season. They lose less than Duke or UNC in the ACC and should most likely be the favorites to take the conference but I don't see how they make it past Tennessee with this team.

This team did win the NC in 06 so they do know how but so does Tennessee.