Unfortunately for the University of Maryland, not all of their most promising players like Melo Trimble,Diamond Stone, and Dez Wells have been able to produce at the NBA level. It hurts me to say this but there are only four active NBA players from the University. Hopefully by next season there will be six(Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan). Anyways, I will be ranking current NBA players who went to Maryland
Averaging 4.3PPG, 0.9APG, and 3.5 rebounds a game, Fernando has not been able to make impact on the court for the Hawks this season. Even though it is his rookie season, Fernando has plenty of time to devlop into a solid NBA player. He has shown his abilty to become a rim protector and a good defensive player as well an offensive threat at the University of Maryland.Fernando has proven he can score at all levels at Maryland also. Personally, I belive he is at the best case scernario for him because he can learn from DeWayne Dedmon and Clint Capela in the NBA. They could help him become a better player. Unfortuantely, I do not see him as an NBA starter. However I do see him as a solid bench player down the road.
3. Jake Layman
I know there are people out there and might disagree with me on this one and say Alex Len should be here,but I will explain why. Layman has showed the NBA that he is capable of playing at this level. Layman a decent seasons with the Trail Blazers in the past;however, his is thriving with the Timberwolves in his first season this year averaging 9.1 PPG and 2.5 rebounds a game. Over the years Layman has devloped into a solid role player. Layman best attribute is his shooting ability. I think he is at the best place for him to grow as a player. Hopefully, we can see more of Jake Layman in the future.
2. Alex Len
Although, Alex Len has bounced around the NBA, he has made a stamp in the NBA. I also think it is fair to say that he will be in Sacremnto for a couple of years to help mentor some of the young guys such as Harry Giles and De’Aaron Fox. It’s crazy to think Len is now a Veteran in the league. This year he was a good bench player for the Kings averaging 8PPG and 5.8 rebounds. He sists higher on this list because he has shown the NBA that he can compete with the best. Even though his career is winding down, I still see Len playing some more basketball in the NBA.
In his second season Huerter has made a splash. As a fan favorite Kevin “Red Velvet” Huerter has scorched defenses averaging 12.2PPG, 3.8APG, and 4.1 rebounds per game. Sadly, I do not see Huerter as an all-star, but I do see him as a good sixth man/starter. For me, his NBA comparrison would be J.J. Reddick. Huerter is an incredibly gifted shooter who is not afraid to play his game. If Huerter contiues to grow, we could see a lot more of him. This year espcially was huge for him because he was able to make his impact on the NBA to prove to the world he could hang with them. I would love to see him in the three point contest one day.
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