Willard said the forward lost about 25 pounds in order to play expanded minutes at a potentially higher tempo.
Coach Willard made sure players such as Donta Scott, Hakim Hart and Julian Reese could have roles in the new-look squad.
Kaiser became the second commit in the Terps' 2023 class after a rapid ascension in recruiting rankings over the last year.
Willard becomes the 10th head coach in Terp history.
Mark Turgeon was a good head coach. But it’s time for a new era of UMD men’s basketball.
Terp fans will be quick to exaggerate Turgeon's flaws, but his exit will cause expansive chaos in the program.
In their first game under interim head coach Danny Manning, the Terps failed to get past familiar problems.
The Terps were plagued by the same shooting issues as before in their conference opener against Northwestern.
Assistant coach Danny Manning will take over as the interim head coach following the announcement.