- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2020

Maryland sophomore forward Jalen Smith was named a third-team All-American by The Associated Press on Friday after he earned the same honor from Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and CBS Sports.

Smith, a Baltimore native, is the first AP All-American that Maryland has had since Greivis Vásquez made the second team in 2010. Melo Trimble twice was given an honorable mention in 2016 and 2017.

Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Terrapins, adding 73 blocked shots, which ranked top 25 in the country. He ranked third nationally with 21 double-doubles, which included 13 of his final 14 games.

Smith, also one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, ranked fourth in the Big Ten with a .538 field-goal percentage and shot .368 on 3-pointers.

The five first-team All-Americans were Seton Hall guard Myles Powell, Marquette guard Markus Howard, Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, Dayton forward Obi Toppin and Iowa center Luka Garza.



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