On Sept. 2, the basketball office posted a notice on its website announcing walk-on tryouts five days later. "Candidates should report to Heritage Hall in Comcast Center at 7 a.m.," the notice said.
Early on the morning of Sept. 7, about five-dozen Maryland students showed up. The team ended up selecting five walk-ons — some picked from the open try-outs and others coaches already knew. One walk-on from last season, 6-foot-7 John Auslander, has been given a scholarship.