After a 20-11 regular season ended in disappointment with a nail-biting loss to Penn State, Maryland men’s basketball has progressed to the postseason. And with that, some Terps have reaped the fruits of their success since November.
Guard Jahmir Young received second team Big Ten honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Young was the only Maryland player to make a high conference team, but Julian Reese, Donta Scott and Hakim Hart were each named honorable mentions.
Four players is the most Maryland has placed across all conference teams since the 2015-16 season when the Terps had five.
Young’s conference honors came after just one regular season as a Terp after he transferred to Maryland from Charlotte, spending three seasons with the 49ers. In the Big Ten, he finished seventh for points per game in conference-only games with 17.7 and shot the fifth most free throws in conference-only games while playing a significant role as Maryland’s leading scorer.
Young racked up 26 points against Penn State in Maryland’s final regular season game — his ninth 20-plus point game of the season.
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This is Young’s fourth straight season earning conference honors after garnering a third-team look as a freshman, and first-team honors as a sophomore and junior in Conference USA.
Julian Reese missed out on a high conference team honor despite finishing eighth in conference-only rebounding with 7.3 boards per game. He provided a steady inside presence for the Terps with seven double-doubles this season, including four double-doubles in his last five games.
Scott and Hart averaged 10 points or more and four rebounds or more in conference games.
Additionally, Patrick Emilien earned a sportsmanship award among 13 others in the Big Ten.
Sixth-seeded Maryland resumes action in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament against either No. 11 Nebraska or No. 14 Minnesota with a chance to face No. 3 Indiana in the quarterfinals.