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“I’ll be one of those guys who will come back to Maryland and be thankful about everything they’ve done for me,” Vasquez said. “I’m trying to build something at Maryland that the guys that have left didn’t build. Programs like Texas, all the NBA players come back and work out with the college players. I want to build that. … It’s going to be hard to take Maryland out of my heart. I’m always going to be back.”

There’s little reason to doubt him. As Vasquez found out, he already returned when he was needed most.