Maryland guard Cowan tabbed as preseason All-Big Ten selection

October 11, 2018 | WNST Staff


CHICAGO, Ill. – Junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. was tabbed a Preseason All-Big Ten selection in an announcement made at the conference offices at Big Ten Basketball Media Thursday.

Cowan was a Third Team All-Big Ten honoree last year, averaging a team-best 15.8 points and 5.1 assists while leading the Big Ten in minutes per game (37.0). Cowan Jr. also finished as one of the league’s most efficient free throw shooters, hitting 84.8% of his attempts (162-of-191) which ranked third in the B1G.

The Bowie, Md. has garnered a reputation as one of the Big Ten’s premiere defenders over the past two years, and was one of five players in the conference named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team last season. Cowan finished fourth in the conference in steals per game (1.5) in 2017-18.

He is on pace to become the 55th 1000-point scorer in program history this season as the Bowie, Md. native enters 2018-19 with 844 career points.

Cowan and the rest of the Terps are set to open the season on Tuesday, November 6 when the team hosts Delaware at XFINITY Center.