CHEVY CHASE – With all the attention on DMV basketball, the WCAC is known as the conference to watch when it comes to talent. DeMatha’s Markelle Fultz has been the focus of everyone’s attention as he is regarded as the top player in the area. But who is No. 2? According to ESPN’s state rankings, […]
CHEVY CHASE – With all the attention on DMV basketball, the WCAC is known as the conference to watch when it comes to talent.
DeMatha’s Markelle Fultz has been the focus of everyone’s attention as he is regarded as the top player in the area. But who is No. 2?
According to ESPN’s state rankings, it’s Saint John’s College High School’s point guard Anthony Cowan Jr., and he is starting to garner a lot of attention with his play.
The 5-foot-11 guard has already signed with the University of Maryland for next season and recently surpassed 1,000 points for his high school career. He has added a couple of monster games to his resume this season with 39- and 40-point performances. Cowan’s 40-point performance came against O’Connell, where he drained six three pointers and turned some heads with his impressive handles and passing ability in the 80-70 victory.
Cowan is currently 69th on the ESPN Top 100 and, as previously mentioned, is the No. 2-ranked player in the area behind Fultz. The All-Met guard averaged 20 points, six assists and three rebounds a game as a junior and has been dubbed “one of the premier talents in the Washington area.”
This gives Terrapins’ Coach Mark Turgeon another dynamic point guard for the future.
“I wanted to stay home and I know Maryland wanted me to stay home,” Cowan told the Baltimore Sun in an interview. “Everything was the right fit and that was the place I wanted to be.”
Cowan has family ties with the university as well. His father obtained his master’s degree from Maryland and his grandmother currently works for the university.
“I felt like Maryland showed how loyal they were to me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an in-state kid,” he said. “They made sure they always stayed in contact.”
The future is very bright for this young guard and the Terrapins, and the highlight reel speaks volumes on Cowan’s skill set – something Coach Turgeon always covets.
“Me and Coach Turgeon had a talk about that,” Cowan told the Baltimore Sun. “He said the point guards they have or are recruiting don’t do what I do. He just has a lot of different guards that he needs for different things, and that’s what makes the team so good.”