Maryland men at a glance

November 22, 1995

Gary Williams (105-77), seventh season.

Affiliation: Atlantic Coast Conference.

1994-95 record: 26-8, 12-4 in ACC, tied for first.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Tickets: Most games sold out. Tickets to selected games may be available. Call (301) 314-7070 or (800) 462-8377. Tickets for Monday game against Towson State at the Baltimore Arena available at $19, $12, $8. Call (410) 481-SEAT or Arena box office.

Starters lost: Joe Smith

Outlook: The focus, at least initially, will be on replacing Joe Smith's 20 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game. The Terps will try to accomplish it by a committee of Mario Lucas, Rodney Elliott and Obinna Ekezie. Keith Booth will have to shoulder much of the inside load, with help from versatile Johnny Rhodes. The Terps will try to compensate inside with veterans, pressing and depth. They need a healthy Terrell Stokes behind heady point guard Duane Simpkins.

Returning players

Name .. .. .. .. .... ..Yr. .. .Pos. ...Hgt.. .. .The Skinny

Keith Booth .. .. ... ..Jr. .. ..F .. ..6-6 . ..Needs to add a

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... .. .. . .. .....perimeter game

Rodney Elliott .. ... ..So. .. ..F .. ..6-8 .Muscled up to 213

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. . .. .. .. ..over summer

Exree Hipp .. .. .. .. .Sr. .. ..F .. ..6-8 ...Ever-growing, up

.. .. .. .. .... .. .. ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .to 224 pounds

Sarunas Jasikevicius ...So. . ...G .. ..6-4 .. Three-point gunner

. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ... .off bench

Matt Kovarik .. .. .. ..Jr. .. ..G .. ..6-4 .. ..Offers depth and

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ..versatility

Mario Lucas .. .. .. ...Sr. .. ..C .. ...6-8 .. .Must become an

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ..inside force

Matt Raydo .. .. .. .. .Jr. .. ..G .. ..5-10 .. Suspended 10 games

.. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. for gambling

Johnny Rhodes .. .. .. .Sr. .. ..G .. ...6-5 .. .Probably most valuable

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ..Terp

Duane Simpkins .. .. ...Sr. .. ..G .. ...6-0 .. .Solid floor leader

Newcomers

Obinna Ekezie .. .. .. .Fr. .. ..C .. ..6-10 .. ..Raw, but talented;

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ...a banger

Norman Fields .. .. .. .Fr. .. ..G .. ..5-11 .. ..Walk-on from

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. ...Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Laron Profit .. .. .. ..Fr. .. .G/F .. ..6-6 .. ..Exciting, big-time

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. player

Terrell Stokes .. .. ...Fr. .. ..G .. ...6-0 .. ..Simpkins' heir apparent

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