Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBerend Weijs
IN THE NEWS

Berend Weijs

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Berend Weijs was a favorite of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. It's not that the 6-foot-10 center was a top scorer. But he was affable, worked hard in practice and was a shot blocker. Weijs had an eventful two years. He played under two coaches - Gary Williams and Turgeon - and has witnessed the recent departures from the program of Terrell Stoglin, Ashton Pankey and Mychal Parker. Forward Hawk Palsson, who left before last season to play overseas, was also part of the class that entered with Weijs in 2010.  Point guard Pe'Shon Howard, who is trying to come back from knee surgery, is the only class member remaining with the Terps.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Berend Weijs was a favorite of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. It's not that the 6-foot-10 center was a top scorer. But he was affable, worked hard in practice and was a shot blocker. Weijs had an eventful two years. He played under two coaches - Gary Williams and Turgeon - and has witnessed the recent departures from the program of Terrell Stoglin, Ashton Pankey and Mychal Parker. Forward Hawk Palsson, who left before last season to play overseas, was also part of the class that entered with Weijs in 2010.  Point guard Pe'Shon Howard, who is trying to come back from knee surgery, is the only class member remaining with the Terps.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker | October 20, 2011
Based on what I've seen and heard (i.e., "reporting"), here are some preseason thoughts about Maryland basketball: I think Sean Mosley will be much improved over last season, when he shot 41.3 percent from the field  and averaged 8.1 points after averaging 10.1 the season before. I've noted before that he acknowledged passing up good looks at the basket -- a telltale sign that a player is overthinking on the court. New Terps coach Mark Turgeon has clearly sought to raise Mosley's confidence by giving him more responsibilities as a scorer and team leader.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Ashton Pankey  will leave Maryland and transfer to a school closer to his New York City home, the UM athletic department announced today. Pankey, a 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman, told Maryland coach Mark Turgeon that he wanted to finish his college career near his home in the Bronx so that he could aid his family. “My mom is the rock in my life and I promised her I would take care of her like she did for me,” Pankey said in a news release. “Therefore, I am choosing to put my family first and look for a school closer to home.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker | October 20, 2011
The fine and distinguished media members who cover ACC men's hoops are picking the Terps ninth in the conference this season. My pithy assessment? It's hard to compete over the long haul with limited height and depth. So, yes, the bar has been set predictably low. But I think Maryland can be sneaky good. In other words (that was a shout out to Gary Williams, whose favorite expression was "in other words") I think the Terps can surprise some ranked teams. I believe this for two reasons: --The Terps will be small, but they will also be quick.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
Mark Turgeon started three guards -- Terrell Stoglin, Nick Faust (City) and Sean Mosley (St. Frances) -- against Northwood along with forwards James Padgett and Ashton Pankey. Pankey, who missed his senior year in high school and freshman year at Maryland with a recurring leg injury, continued against Northwood what Turgeon said he had been doing in practice. He had three early baskets on simple post-up moves. Turgeon had also mentioned to the media Thursday how much better he was shooting the ball in practice.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams has an unusually large incoming class this season — and he isn't ruling out starting one of the newcomers. "We have an interesting team because we have six veteran players and six new players," Williams said in an interview Wednesday in his Comcast Center office. Maryland has two returning starters in sophomore forward Jordan Williams and junior guard Sean Mosley (St. Frances). There is expected to be competition for the remaining spots.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Ashton Pankey  will leave Maryland and transfer to a school closer to his New York City home, the UM athletic department announced today. Pankey, a 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman, told Maryland coach Mark Turgeon that he wanted to finish his college career near his home in the Bronx so that he could aid his family. “My mom is the rock in my life and I promised her I would take care of her like she did for me,” Pankey said in a news release. “Therefore, I am choosing to put my family first and look for a school closer to home.
SPORTS
By Jakob Engelke | July 21, 2011
Pe'Shon Howard isn't the only Maryland men's basketball player who has been turning heads this summer. Howard became an Internet sensation this past week and even earned some airtime on ESPN's "SportsNation" Tuesday thanks to a highlight reel of his play in Washington's famed Goodman League . But another Terp -- forward Haukur Palsson -- has been quietly putting up some big numbers this summer, albeit not in the U.S. Palsson is currently...
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2010
Maryland began the evening by unveiling a new red and white banner marking last season's achievement of tying Duke atop the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season standings. That was one of the few things at Comcast Center that seemed tied to last season. So much else was new. Maryland's season-opening 105-76 victory over Seattle University was marked by mistakes (the Terps had 29 turnovers) but also by the flashy performances of its new players -- particularly freshman guards Terrell Stoglin (15 points, five assists)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker | March 4, 2012
After erasing a 12-point deficit, Maryland had the ball at the end of regulation with its Senior Day crowd in a frenzy and a chance for a feel-good outcome that would allow the Terps to forget - if only briefly - all the losses that preceded this promising Sunday afternoon. With the score tied, Terrell Stoglin raced up the floor, but his last-second, 3-point attempt bounded off the front of the rim. Maryland's final regular-season game headed into an overtime period that was controlled by senior forward Mike Scott (career-high 35 points)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2012
After covering Sean Mosley for a season or two, I noticed a pattern had emerged. Mosley, who came to Maryland from Baltimore's Saint Frances, would have games that would go largely unnoticed by casual fans. He might barely score in double figures. Sometimes not. But the opposing coaches would absolutely sing the player's praises. Remember what Coach K said this season? "I just think Mosley's a guy that every coach in this league would love to have ... it seems like he's always been a veteran, even his freshman year," the Duke coach said.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | February 22, 2012
Maybe we need to come up with a new award for Mark Turgeon. He won't win ACC Coach of the Year honors, not with Maryland in seventh place now. Maybe Leonard Hamilton of Florida State gets Coach of the Year. Or maybe they give it to one of the usual suspects: the man with the perpetual tan, Roy Williams from North Carolina or Saint Krzyzewski from Duke. But Turgeon sure deserves something for the coaching job he's done this year. Call it the Over-Achiever of the Year award. Or the Smoke-and-Mirrors award.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - For much of Maryland's season, the goal very simply was to perform better than in the game before. Coach Mark Turgeon said victories should be byproducts of playing the game properly, and he discouraged talk of winning and losing among players and coaches. But as the Terps (15-10, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) prepared for Saturday's game at No. 22 Virginia (19-6, 6-5), the calculation had shifted. Turgeon is talking more now about the bottom line as the team makes a final push to qualify for postseason play.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
Whether it's kidney stones, turnovers or missed free throws by his precocious team, first-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is not sleeping well these days. Coming off an embarrassing, turnover-riddled 26-point loss to Iona in Puerto Rico Sunday, Turgeon had a few sleepless nights this week. Friday night's 73-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast, before an announced 12,080 at Comcast Center, was not exactly the REM-inducing remedy Turgeon was seeking. “Like a day in the park, really easy for us,” a relieved Turgeon said after the game.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
Whether it's kidney stones, turnovers or missed free throws by his precocious team, first-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is not sleeping well these days. Coming off an embarrassing, turnover-riddled 26-point loss to Iona in Puerto Rico Sunday, Turgeon had a few sleepless nights this week. Friday night's 73-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast, before an announced 12,080 at Comcast Center, was not exactly the REM-inducing remedy Turgeon was seeking. "Like a day in the park, really easy for us," a relieved Turgeon said after the game.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 18, 2010
Are there moral victories in college basketball? Maryland hung in Thursday night against a bigger, experienced Pittsburgh team before falling, 79-70, at Madison Square Garden in the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. "You're just trying to find out how good you are as a team," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "We have some guys, this is their first big game and it happened to be at Madison Square Garden. I thought we did a good job overall. " Ultimately, the Terps fell under the weight of Pitt's size -- the fifth-ranked Panthers outrebounded Maryland, 49-28.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2012
After covering Sean Mosley for a season or two, I noticed a pattern had emerged. Mosley, who came to Maryland from Baltimore's Saint Frances, would have games that would go largely unnoticed by casual fans. He might barely score in double figures. Sometimes not. But the opposing coaches would absolutely sing the player's praises. Remember what Coach K said this season? "I just think Mosley's a guy that every coach in this league would love to have ... it seems like he's always been a veteran, even his freshman year," the Duke coach said.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
James Padgett came to Maryland three years with a reputation as a voracious rebounder and defender, the guy who did all the dirty work for Lance Stephenson at a Brooklyn basketball factory known as Lincoln High School. That image eroded during Padgett's first two seasons in College Park, when classmate Jordan Williams became a star and Padgett became mostly a cheerleader on the bench. When he got a chance to play, Padgett looked scared. Turns out, he was. Without making any direct references to his former coach, Gary Williams, Padgett said that the difference he feels under Mark Turgeon is "being able to make mistakes.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
Mark Turgeon started three guards -- Terrell Stoglin, Nick Faust (City) and Sean Mosley (St. Frances) -- against Northwood along with forwards James Padgett and Ashton Pankey. Pankey, who missed his senior year in high school and freshman year at Maryland with a recurring leg injury, continued against Northwood what Turgeon said he had been doing in practice. He had three early baskets on simple post-up moves. Turgeon had also mentioned to the media Thursday how much better he was shooting the ball in practice.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.