If you were pitching Maryland basketball to recruits, what (and who?) would you emphasize most?
That was the challenge facing coach Mark Turgeon, who is giving his office a makeover that he hopes will appeal to recruits and other visitors. He wants displays that will imprint on the important guests.
The basketball suite has plenty of wall space -– a veritable canvas for the coach.
Here’s what Turgeon chose to highlight: Maryland’s basketball tradition and accomplishments, the school’s membership in the “premier college basketball conference in the nation,” the Comcast Center and proximity to Washington and Baltimore, the ties to Under Armour and the coach’s own lineage.
Here are some specifics on what he has in the office space so far:
** The lobby wall now says “Maryland basketball: Tradition of Greatness.” There are renderings on the wall of Tom McMillen, Greivis Vasquez, Len Elmore, Juan Dixon, Len Bias, Joe Smith and John Lucas. Dixon’s is the largest image.