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Michal Cekovsky
Player Profile:
Michal Cekovsky 1850237
Position: Forward
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 250
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia
High School: Canarias Academy
Experience: High School

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Appeared in 17 games, earning starts in four before missing the remainder of the season with a fractured ankle at Wisconsin (2/19)...averaged 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game...shot .671 from the floor...also posted 20 blocks...Posted 10 points and a career-high six blocks vs. No. 23 Purdue (2/4)...Notched 10 points and added six rebounds - all offensive - vs. Charlotte (12/20)...One of six Terps in double figures with 15 points vs. Jacksonville State (12/12)...Racked up a career-high three assists and added eight points vs. Saint Peter's (12/10)...Matched a career-high with 16 points and added three blocks vs. Howard (12/7)...One of three Terps in double figures with 10 points vs. Pitt (11/29)...Notched a career-high 18 points and matched a career-best eight rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench vs. Kansas State (11/26)...Recorded 11 points in his first action of the season against Stony Brook (11/22).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Appeared in 29 games, making one start…Posted a .558 field goal percentage…Scored a career-high 14 points and added four rebounds and two blocks vs. Bowie State (2/9)…Recorded five points and added two blocks, two steals and three rebounds at No. 10 Michigan State (1/23)…Notched seven points, two rebounds and a block against UMES (12/12)…Recorded six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of work against Cleveland State (11/28)…Scored eight points in 13 minutes vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/13).

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Appeared in 30 games…third on the team in blocks (19)…averaged 2.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game…played 24 minutes in key defensive role against Wisconsin (2/24)…added six rebounds and four points vs. Badgers…made first career start vs. Northwestern (1/25)…posted four points and a career-high two assists and two steals vs. Oakland (12/27)…notched career-high 10 points against VMI (11/30)…played a career-high 28 minutes in win vs. #13 Iowa State (11/25)…posted four points, two blocks and career-best eight rebounds vs. Iowa State (11/25)…scored six points and added three rebounds and a block against Arizona State (11/24)…recorded five rebounds and four points against Monmouth (11/28)…notched five rebounds vs. Fordham (11/20)…posted career-high three blocks vs. Central Connecticut State (11/17) and VMI (11/30)…recorded four points vs. CCSU and grabbed three rebounds vs. Wagner (11/14).

BEFORE MARYLAND: A native of Slovakia, Cekovsky spent the past season with Canarias Academy in Spain…rated as a four-star recruit on multiple national website including ESPN…has great speed, agility and is a dual-threat with both his perimeter play and strong interior game...represented his country of Slovakia in the 2013 U-20 Euro Championships where he averaged 13 points per game and finished with a .452 FG percentage… went for 12 points on just six shots, while also grabbing 10 rebounds at the National Prep Showcase…the No. 6 power forward and 37th-rated player overall in the 247Sports 2014 rankings...nickname is "Ceko."...hobbies include cooking ... Was profiled - along with teammate Ivan Bender - in the Washington Post regarding their culinary skills... has an Instagram account - foodcheck._ in - where he features photos of his latest  culinary dishes...major is Letters & Sciences.

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