Maryland is off to a tremendous start to the 2014-15 season and it helped pay off on the recruiting trail on Monday as Class of 2016 point guard Anthony Cowan committed to the Terrapins, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.
The 5-foot-11 point guard is an impact grab for Maryland as he is a lead guard who can get others involved in the flow of an offense. He’s also capable of putting up points on his own. Cowan attends St. John’s College High and is currently averaging 19 points and around seven assists a game, according to the Baltimore Sun.
A three-star guard, according to Rivals, Cowan plays for D.C. Thunder. He also has a connection with guard and McDonald’s All-American Melo Trimble, a freshman at Maryland. The two guards have a connection as friends and Trimble gets an additional assist off-the-floor for helping land a player who could eventually replace him and play alongside him.
Cowan spoke about his relationship with Trimble in a positive way to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun.
“Melo is just a good person that you can relate to and easy to talk to. As good as he is on the court, he’s a better person off the court. He’s just a great friend,” Cowan said of his future teammate.
This is a nice grab for Maryland head coach Mark and his coaching staff. They’re taking the momentum of a top-25 start and converting it into more talented players and that’s a good sign for things to come.
Cowan is Maryland’s first commitment in the 2016 class. The Terps also have a point guard commitment in the 2015 class with Jaylen Brantley.