HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- TT was in the house March 28 at the Metro Challenge at DeMatha scouting various Terps commits and recruiting targets.
And we should report on Anthony Cowan's Durant 96 game against the Chris Lykes-led Hibbert 71 team indeed.
Although the Terps commit Cowan only played 16 minutes of the game, he showed why the Terps staff is so high on his future.
Many of these games become sloppy, up-and-down the court affairs filled with turnovers. In this contest, as soon as mayhem started to show its head, Cowan was there to take the ball and calmly run a smooth, half-court possession time after time. He plays well beyond his years with maturity and leadership on the floor. He and A.J. Wilson teamed up for some beautiful looks and complimented each other's games well.
Cowan, in his limited minutes, scored 13 points on 4-5 FG's, 3-4 three-pointers, 2-2 FT's, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and two sneaky, critical steals to turn the game in Durant 96's favor. Cowan could not be rattled, and he brought a graceful presence to the game with his surety.
We like both his power and quicks, and ability to get his shot off. Not to mention Cowan's court presence and "feel." Landing the four-star local point guard talent continues Mark Turgeon's local recruiting success, and gets Maryland back in at a strong, Under Armour local program where they have had little success on the round-ball recruiting side of things in decades. Meanwhile, Maryland remains in the hunt for a top wing, notably local junior star Markelle Fultz of DeMatha, who also shined at the Metro Challenge over the weekend.
TT Scouting Eval: PG Anthony Cowan
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