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Posted at 2:52 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Maryland to honor Greivis Vasquez in ceremony Feb. 20

By Matt Bonesteel

In a move that was long rumored, Maryland announced today that it will honor Greivis Vasquez in a ceremony at Comcast Center on Feb. 20, when the Terrapins host North Carolina State.

Vasquez, now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, is Maryland's second-leading scorer all-time with 2,171 career points. He's the only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds in his career. Vasquez was named ACC player of the year for the 2009-10 season and won the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's best point guard.

Vasquez will be the 16th Maryland player honored with a banner at Comcast Center. Terrapins Coach Gary Williams also has been honored with a banner above the court.

The other Maryland players with a banner at Comcast Center

Bosey Berger (1929-32)
Gene Shue (1952-54)
Tom McMillen (1972-74)
Len Elmore (1972-74)
John Lucas (1973-76)
Albert King (1978-81)
Buck Williams (1979-81)
Len Bias (1983-86)
Walt Williams (1989-92)
Joe Smith (1994-95)
Keith Booth (1994-97)
Steve Francis (1999)
Juan Dixon (1999-2002)
Lonny Baxter (1999-2002)
Steve Blake (2000-2003)

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 10, 2011; 2:52 PM ET
 
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Comments

"He's the only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds in his career."

Without any question one of the all-time greats in MD history. Looking forward to this game almost as much as the Duke game.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 10, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

by the way, according to Eric Prisbell, in all likelihood, Greivis is the only player in NCAA history, not just ACC history, to compile 2000 points, 700 assists, and 600 rebounds. Some reporter needs to do some homework on this like they did for Juan Dixon. Dixon, it was determined, was the only player in NCAA history with 2000 points, 300 steals, and 200 3-pointers. A little random but still, nice to make history as the first and only to achieve something at the college level.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 10, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Probably a few Terp fans who need some extra kleenex's to help clean up after reading this news.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 10, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Are those happy tissues or sad tissues?

Posted by: Barno1 | February 10, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone heard the good or bad about randy shannon interveiw????

awefully quiet

Posted by: carolina1 | February 10, 2011 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Sun is reporting that Shannon was offered the job of DC and quotes Shannon as saying he wants the job. No formal acceptance by Shannon.

This would be a major coup for Edsall and the Terps.

Congrats to Greivis.

Posted by: RITerp | February 10, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Thanks RITerp,,,I just saw the link...I agree this would be huge for the terps esp regarding fla recruits....

SPEED SPEED AND MORE SPEED

Posted by: carolina1 | February 10, 2011 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to GV!

Next year, Adrian Branch?

Posted by: Terps85 | February 11, 2011 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Francis was an amazing player but I don't think a one-and-done player deserves a banner.

Posted by: b1rd | February 11, 2011 11:07 AM | Report abuse

b1rd, you're right...however Gary justified it bc:

1) Francis came back to get his diploma
2) Francis did a lot for the students at MD during the aftermath of the tornado/hurricane tragedy of 01.

It's definitely unusual to factor in his off the court good deeds, but hey. I think another, unspoken, factor was that at the time, Francis was in the midst of starting 3 straight NBA All Star games. At the time, he seemed destined for greatness in the NBA, perhaps even a HOF career before trades and injuries derailed him.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 11, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Where is Brad Davis on that list? Long over due for him.

Posted by: mattgrindberg | February 11, 2011 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Where is Brad Davis on that list? Long over due for him.

Posted by: mattgrindberg | February 11, 2011 6:10 PM | Report abuse

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