The Washington Times - November 1, 2009, 12:10PM

A few remaining tidbits of note from yesterday’s Maryland basketball scrimmage …

* Forward Landon Milbourne said freshmen James Padgett and Jordan Williams have both lost 10 pounds of body fat since arriving on campus.


That might be more significant for Williams, who came in somewhere around 260 pounds.

“He’s walking around like he’s not even tired,” Milbourne said. “He’s doing a pretty good job. He’s doing well. He’s real in tune with the offense. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. He’s setting good screens. He’s going out for the ball … He’s playing a lot stronger than he was.”

* If there was a stat of some concern (if not too much of a shock) stemming from the scrimmage, it was the two rebounds Jin Soo Choi collected in 32 minutes, mostly at small forward.

Choi attempted six shots —- the fewest among Maryland’s top 10. Four of them were beyond the 3-point line.

There’s little doubt Choi can shoot from the perimeter. But he’ll need to do a lot more to secure a spot in Maryland’s rotation.

“It’s got to be more than a jump shot, because we’ve got a lot of guys who can shoot a jump shot,” coach Gary Williams said. “It’s got to complete game. You have to bust your butt on the defensive end of the court. You have to be a good passer at that three position that he’s playing right now. If he does those things, he’ll play, because he’s 6-8 and he can do some things.”

* Williams called a timeout less than two minutes into the proceedings, and it doesn’t take much to guess what might have been on his mind.

“The thing we can’t do, which we did today, is come out looking for the first open jump shot, which gets most teams into trouble,” Williams said. “There’s always a couple teams every year that are good enough to do that. You have to establish yourself that you’re going to run good inside offense and go from there.”

The Terps shot a tick below 50 percent for the session, and were a solid 12-for-28 from beyond the 3-point line.

Still, shot selection will probably be a priority in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Indiana (Pa.).

“We took some horrible shots,” Vasquez said. “Not horrible, but we can’t really count on the one-on-one game.  We’re in college, not the NBA.”

* First half rosters:

BLACK (40): Hayes/Mosley/Choi/Padgett/Gregory (Pearman)
RED (32): Bowie/Vasquez/Tucker/Milbourne/Williams (Levent)

* Second half rosters:

RED (53): Vasquez/Hayes/Mosley/Padgett/Williams (Levent)
BLACK (35): Bowie/Tucker/Choi/Milbourne/Gregory (Pearman)

Milbourne and Padgett switched teams in the middle of the second half.

—- Patrick Stevens