Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bobby Maze All-American

Junior college point guard Bobby Maze was selected as a NJCAA 1st team All-Americans for his season at Hutchinson Community College this past year. Maze scored over 20 points a game and amassed 218 assists this season which shooting over 50% from the floor and 72% from the free throw line. He originally signed with Oklahoma and played there for a season until having a falling out with head coach Jeff Capel. Maze will hopefully give Maryland more speed in the backcourt and provide better on the ball defense.

I think Maze will provide some gritty play that was sometimes lacking this past season. What does being awarded 1st team All-American by the NJCAA mean? A few years ago Tyrone Brazelton was also awarded 1st team honors by the NJCAA. You may recall the name because Brazelton lead Western Kentucky to the Sweet Sixteen this year and scored 79 points in three tournament games for a 26.3 average. I think Maze will make more of an impact than recent Juco players like Parrish Brown and Sterling Ledbetter.

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Anonymous said...

I want to believe.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure another point guard is the answer.

Esquire said...

Being better than Brown or Ledbetter isn't exactly a high bar, not to insult either of those two. Maze played in the Big 12 so he has proven he can play at the high major level, unlike most Juco players.

I think this team really needs an infusion of quickness and defensive ability in the backcourt. Williams himself admitted that the team was too slow on the perimeter. Maze will help that weakness. Bowie could fill that role if he improves but there is still some doubt as to his ability to play point guard on a regular basis. I think Bowie will play a larger role next year but Maze is good insurance if that fails to happen. I think getting some of the pressure off Vasquez will help his game and if he can play a little off the ball then it will open things up for everyone else on offense as well.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, the women's team is going to have a better front court than the mens team at UM next year.