Maryland's depth, sophomore core are on display in preseason rout of Fayetteville State

The Terps’ freshmen played well, the sophomore core showcased its offseason progress, and Maryland easily cruised by the Broncos, 76-43, in a game in which self-assessment mattered far more than the outcome.

Donta Scott, along with fellow freshmen Makhi and Makhel Mitchell, showed flashes of potential and physicality.

Turgeon said his team has shot about 24,000 free throws since school started and made 86 percent of those, so he hopes Friday’s mark was an anomaly.

The group Friday was Eric Ayala, Wiggins, Darryl Morsell, Ricky Lindo Jr. and Jalen Smith, with Cowan as the notable exclusion.

The only void Maryland will need to fill from last year is Bruno Fernando, a second-round NBA draft pick who now plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

The sophomore has made a strong case that he’s among the players who will lead this year’s group and that he deserves the minutes, and starts, to match that.

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