The rosters for the men's and women's McDonald's All-American games were released on Tuesday, and Maryland's Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese each have a future player on the roster.
Representing the men's team will be Jalen Smith. The 6-foot-10 Mount Saint Joseph star is rated as a 5-star recruit by 247Sports, which has him as the seventh-best power forward in the country and the second-best player in the state of Maryland. Smith will join Melo Trimble and Diamond Stone as Turgeon-era players who committed to Maryland and have played in this game.
It's a promising sign for both programs to have a player invited to a prestigious event like the McDonald's All-American game. Maybe they can follow in the footsteps of DMV native Kevin Durant, who was named co-MVP in the 2006 game. (He ended up going to Texas, though, so hopefully they won't follow him too closely.) The game is slated for March 28; be sure to tune in for an early look at some future Terps.