Todd Carton of SB Nation's Maryland site Testudo Times previewed the Terrapins' game against Virginia tomorrow (6:30 p.m., ESPN3) and highlighted yet another upcoming milestone for star Alyssa Thomas.
Alyssa Thomas needs to score just seven points to become the fourth player in Maryland women's basketball history to score 2,000 points in her career. Crystal Langhorne (2,245), Marissa Coleman (2,205), and Kristi Toliver (2,078) are the others. In addition, Thomas recorded three assists Sunday against Georgia Tech giving her 402 for her career. I have found only four players in NCAA women's basketball history who have scored at least 2,000 points, grabbed 1,000 or more rebounds, and handed out a minimum of 400 assists for their career. (Cheryl Miller, Nicole Powell, Armintie Price, and most recently Maya Moore.) Even if my research has missed a player or two, this achievement clearly puts Thomas in very elite company.
Zack Ward has already done a great job of putting Thomas' career at Maryland in context - all-time leading rebounder and scorer are still within reach for her - but adding that points-rebounds-assists stat to the mix make it all even more impressive and speaks to her potential as a WNBA player.
You can find Carton's latest piece on Swish Appeal's home page. For more on draft prospects, check out our 2014 WNBA Draft prospect watch storystream.