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Cowan to Return for Senior Season

By Maryland Today Staff

Two-time All-Big Ten guard Anthony Cowan Jr. has elected to return for his senior season, he announced yesterday via social media.

"I want to thank Coach (Mark) Turgeon for his support and the professional organizations for their feedback as I explored the NBA draft process," Cowan said. "I took the opportunity extremely seriously and gained many things from the experience that will benefit me both on and off the court in the future.

“With that being said, I am returning to the University of Maryland to complete my education and my collegiate career. I'm looking forward to finishing what I started with a great group of teammates next season."

One of six players in Maryland men's basketball history with 1,300 career points and 400 assists, Cowan will lead a program that returns all but one rotation player from last season's NCAA Round of 32 team.

Cowan has started all 99 games since arriving in College Park, while leading the Terps in scoring, assists, minutes and steals the past two seasons. He ranks 23rd in UMD history in career points (1376), tied for 10th in assists (437), ninth in free throws made (407) and 12th in three-pointers (150).

“Anthony is a competitor who loves this program and wants to leave a legacy in College Park,” Turgeon said. “I am excited he will complete his education and graduate with a degree in communications while leading our program next season."

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