As expected sophomore forward Jordan Williams was voted as a 1st team All-ACC player. Williams' play, like that of his teammates (most, anyway), trailed off towards the end of the season if only slightly. He scored 135 points in the first half of the ACC season and scored 136 in the second half. His shooting percentage dropped from 53% to 50% in the last eight games while his points per shot dropped from 1.48 to 1.36, both excellent numbers. His free throw shooting improved from 63% to an excellent 75% in the last eight games. His rebounding dipped slightly from 11.8 to 11.0 in the second half of the ACC season and while that number dropped slightly he went from 7 double digit rebounding games in the first eight games to only 4 in the last eight. His number of turnovers and fouls also increased over the last eight games. It certainly was a phenomenal season for the sophomore, the fifth best season for a sophomore under Gary Williams (thanks terrapinstats!), behind only Joe Smith, Jerrod Mustaf, Juan Dixon and Greivis Vasquez. His 11.8 rebounds per game is the best total of any player in the Gary Williams era. Even with all the accolades Jordan Williams has room for significant improvement. His offensive game could use some refinement as he could add a hook shot or step back jumper to his low post moves. His passing out of double teams needs significant improvement as he rarely looks for teammates notching only 11 assists in ACC play. He also needs to work on his defense to become a respectable low post defender. His footwork and reactions are far to slow and he is often not in the right place as a help defender. Williams is never going to be a dominating post defender but he needs to improve his skills as to not be a liability.
Freshman guard Terrell Stoglin was named to the All-ACC freshman team giving Maryland a player on the team in consecutive seasons, Jordan Williams was voted on the team last year. Stoglin rapidly improved at the end of the season after going through a slump and had three of the top five scoring games for a freshman in ACC play under Gary Williams. Only Johnny Rhodes and Joe Smith averaged more points in ACC play as freshmen than Stoglin did at 11.7 points per game. Only Vasquez, Eric Hayes, and Steve Blake averaged more assists per game as a freshman than Stoglin's 3.9 in ACC play. Stoglin made the kinds of mistakes that all freshmen point guards tend to make but seemed to getting better with his decision making as the year went on and showed the ability to be an explosive scorer unlike any other freshman guard during the Gary Williams era. His ability to pick his scoring opportunities while still involving his teammates will be a challenge next season, something scoring point guards all struggle with and not all (John Gilchrist) succeed in figuring out. Stoglin's on-ball defense should dramatically improve because at times he is only a one way player as a freshman. His variety of scoring from 3-point shooting, floaters, step back jumpers to driving the lane make him a potential All-ACC selection in the coming years. If Pe'Shon Howard, who had a fairly good freshmen campaign on his own, can develop next to Stoglin and recruits Sterling Gibbs and Nick Faust are ready to contribute the Terps could have the deep backcourt they lacked this year.