Two days into its Bahamas trip, the Maryland men’s basketball team has already put together a highlight video of its excursion. Planes! Island music! First-person waterslide cam! Spencer Barks saw a stingray! What great fun everyone’s having at the Atlantis Resort.
“I feel like a little kid, this is embarrassing,” Barks, a walk-on and dunk enthusiast, said in the video. “There’s an aquarium over there, there’s beaches. … I saw a stingray walking in here. There’s so much for activities.”
Barks must mean as he was walking into the hotel, but you knew that already. The Terps took down the Bahamas All-Stars on Tuesday night, 92-84, behind 25 points from Jake Layman and 22 from Dez Wells. Some extended highlights from the game are in the video, including a reverse layup from freshman Roddy Peters — wearing No. 14, for whatever reason — and some three-pointers from Layman and transfer Evan Smotrycz.
“Next three games, we’re just going to try to come out and dominate,” Wells said, forgetting the Terps only have two left in the Bahamas. “Impose our will from beginning to end, do whatever we have to do get the win. Settle our defense and do things on the offense side of the ball, so we can get some wins.”
Shaquille Cleare, a Bahamian native, is still nursing a tweaked hamstring and didn’t play, but there are some nice shots of him meeting his family at the airport. “Shaq lives in paradise,” Wells said.