This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.
One of Maryland men’s basketball’s former players officially signed an NBA contract as Aaron Wiggins inked a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team announced on Sunday.
Wiggins signed what is known to be a two-way contract with the team that drafted him at the No. 55 overall spot in this year’s NBA Draft.
In the 2021 NBA Summer League, he averaged 11.5 points over the course of four games and chipped in with five rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as well. Wiggins averaged over 24 minutes per game in what was a solid exhibition of his abilities.
After signing the two-way deal in which the financials have yet to be released, Wiggins can officially play on the Thunder or be moved to the team’s G League affiliate, the OKC Blue.
In other news
Maryland athletics announced its coronavirus protocols ahead of the 2021 fall season.
Recap of the coronavirus protocols @umterps announced today for the fall season:
For fully vaccinated fans: masks not required outdoors but encouraged in crowded outdoor spaces, masks required indoors
For unvaccinated fans: masks required outdoors in crowded spaces and indoors
— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) August 17, 2021
Maryland women’s basketball welcomed incoming freshman forward Emma Chardon.
— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) August 16, 2021
Former Maryland football star Torrey Smith expressed his excitement over seeing the Terps at the Ravens preseason game.
It’s always great when you get the opportunity to see family! @CoachLocks
Thanks for cutting TJ’s answer short
That boy followed up with something like “He isn’t fast anymore because his knee is messed up” https://t.co/JpUmhZrCZA
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) August 16, 2021
Maryland men’s soccer is gearing up for the season with an exhibition at home this Saturday.
Another week to raise the level.
— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) August 16, 2021
Maryland women’s soccer players Malikae and Mikayla Dayes along with Alyssa Poarch are among the Big Ten women soccer 2021 players to watch.
Malikae Dayes, Grad., Defender
Mikayla Dayes, Sr., Forward
Alyssa Poarch, Grad., Forward
— Big Ten Soccer (@B1GSoccer) August 16, 2021
Former Maryland football player William Likely III is finding success beyond his days in College Park.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 16, 2021