Diamond Miller predicted her big sophomore season for Maryland

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Maryland guard Diamond Miller warms up against Rutgers (Photo: Martin Soaries / Basketball Society)

When we talked to Maryland guard Diamond Miller before the season, she gave a humble smile to express her confidence about her sophomore year.

Diamond set the tone right away, setting a new career-high with 20 points in the season opener against Davidson. She set a new career-high on December 3 when she dropped 28 against Towson.

Diamond ended up doubling all of her season averages across the board, reaching 17 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field.

She was named Co-MVP of the Big Ten Tournament helping lead Maryland to a conference title and was named All-Big Ten First Team.

Shining on the biggest stage in one of the standout games of a historic NCAA Tournament, Diamond finished with 21 points and seven rebounds in the 64-61 loss to Texas in the Sweet 16.

Basketball Twitter quickly became fond of her during that game.

Diamond told us she expected more for herself this season simply because she knew what to expect.

She felt that Maryland was ready to make a run last year before the season was cut short.

Another super sophomore whose season was cut short this year was South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston. The Gamecocks fell short against Arizona in the Final Four.

Diamond admitted that Boston was one of the toughest players she had to guard during her freshman year, along with Northwestern guard Lindsey Pulliam.

Maryland finished with a 26-3 overall record with an undefeated 10-0 record at home and a 17-1 record in the Big Ten.

They’re projected to be just as dominant next season, many believing them to be a national title favorite.

Miller at the heart of this Terrapins core will keep them elite and formidable for the back half of her college career.

The more she learns what to expect, it seems the more damage she’s going to do.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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