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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Reaction to Jordan Williams’s decision to enter the NBA draft

A look at the reaction to Jordan Williams’s decision to keep his name in the NBA draft from various pundits around the country.

Rob Dauster at Ballin’ Is a Habit says that, while the Terrapins’ back court will be sound next season, “the loss of Williams is disastrous for the Terps” because their front court will be barren of experience.

Like most people, ESPN’s Andy Katz wasn’t surprised by Williams’s decision, but said “this is difficult news for the Terrapins.”

Kevin Dunleavy of the Examiner says “there’s no reason to consider next season lost. Coach Gary Williams' teams typically thrive when expectations are low.”

Changing gears, the Diamondback is reporting that forward Diandra Tchatchouang and guard Dara Taylor are leaving the Maryland women’s basketball team. Tchatchouang, a starter who averaged 8.7 points and five rebounds per game, is reportedly homesick for her native France, and Taylor is transferring to Penn State

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