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#1 Laurin Mincy
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Newark, N.J.
High School: University
Experience: 2 Letters
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  • All-ACC Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Preseason All-ACC Team (2012)
  • Wooden Preseason Top 30 (2012)
  • Naismith early season watch list (2012, 2013)

Frese on Mincy: "When you think back to some of our big wins in recent years, it seems like in so many of them, Laurin really played a part. When she’s healthy, she is a difference maker for us. She’s been through so much adversity, that we all really want her to go out with a terrific senior season. She’s can score in a variety of ways and get to the free throw line, which is what great scorers can do.”

As a Redshirt Senior (2014-15): Has started in all games...added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 21 minutes in season opener vs. The Mount (Nov. 14)...added 8 points with 3 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Wagner (Nov. 16)...added 10 points and went 6-7 from the line with 5 assists vs. #25 USF (Nov. 19)...scored 23 points, including 21 in the second half, to push the Terps to a come-from-behind win at George Washington (Nov. 22)...led team with 13 points off 6-9 shooting with 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 boards vs. Loyola (Nov. 24)...led Terps with 23 points, including 17 in the second half, with 5 assists in win over #23 JMU (Nov. 28)...scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half to lead Terps’ comeback attempt, with 5 assists vs. Washington State (Nov. 29)...scored 20 points, went 8-9 at the line, with 3 assists and 4 steals at #1 Notre Dame (Dec. 3)...with a three-pointer in the second half, hit the mark for 1,000 career points and became the 29th player in program history to hit the mark (Dec. 7)...added 16 points with 8 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal vs. American (Dec. 12).

As a Redshirt Junior (2013-14): Saw action in 34 games and started in nine..in return from season-ending injury, scored team-high 15 points with three boards and three assists at USF (Nov. 8)...added five points with three boards and an assist in 17 minutes vs. Loyola (Nov. 10)...hit a three for 5 points and had 4 boards in 16 minutes vs. #1 UConn (Nov. 15)...added 9 points with 3 boards and a steal in 13 minutes vs. George Washington (Nov. 19)...went 4-5 from the field, 2-3 from outside the arc, and 4-4 at the line for 14 points with 7 boards and 4 assists at Towson (Nov. 23)...went 4-for-7 from the field for 9 points and 4 boards vs. Texas Southern in San Juan Shootout (Nov. 29)...scored 21 points off 4 threes with 2 assists and a steal in 22 minutes on the floor vs. Siena (Dec. 9)...made first start of the season vs. Delaware State (Dec. 14)...contributed all over the court with six points, including going 4-for-5 at the foul line), 5 rebounds, a career-high 7 assists and 2 steals vs. Charleston (Dec. 29)...hit clutch three to open second half at #10 North Carolina and give Maryland a double-digit lead in win (Jan. 5)...dished 4 assists with a steal in 14 minutes vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 9)...added 9 points with 3 rebounds and 4 assists in Terps’ win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 19)...wnet 4-8 from the field for 11 points with 4 assists in 27 minutes vs. #2 Notre Dame (Jan. 27)...went 6-8 at the line for 7 points with 6 boards and 2 steals vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 6)...notched 5 points with 2 assists, a board, a steal  and a block in 15 minutes vs. Boston College (Feb. 27)...added a three for 5 points, a rebound and 3 assists vs. Virginia Tech (March 2)...added 5 points with 4 rebounds in 19 minutes vs. #12 North Carolina in ACC Quarterfinals (March 7)...hit key three to jumpstart a 20-0 run to end the first half and give the Terps the lead for good in NCAA First Round vs. Army (March 23)...scored 8 clutch points, including 2 threes, in first half and ended up with 10 points and 4 boards in NCAA Second Round win vs. Texas (March 25)...added 11 points with 5 boards and a steal in NCAA Sweet Sixteen win over #3 Tennessee (March 30)...added 8 points with 4 steals in NCAA Elite Eight win at #4 Louisville (April 1)...added 11 points, including 7 straight, off the bench with 4 steals in Final Four game vs. #2 Notre Dame (April 6).

As a Junior (2012-13): Named to Preseason All-ACC Team, as well as Wooden Preseason Top 30 list and the Naismith early season watch list...started in Terps first five games...pulled down six rebounds at Loyola (Nov. 11)...scored 14 points with seven boards in 36 minutes at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17)...dished career-high seven assists with one turnover and four boards in Terps' win over American (Nov. 21)...sparked a key first half run with key threes and finished with 16 points, two assists, two steals and went 4-for-4 from outside the arc in Terps' win at #19 Nebraska...left the game with just over 15 minutes to play and suffered a tear in her right ACL (Nov. 28).

As a Sophomore (2011-12): Started in 35 of 36 games...named All-ACC Honorable Mention...scored in double digits in 26 of 36 games...had 15 points vs. Towson (Nov. 16)...grabbed a career-high nine boards, dished career-high six assists and scored 14 points vs. Saint Joseph's (Nov. 22)...scored 15 at FIU (Nov. 25). ..went 5-for-7 from outside the arc for career-high 23 points vs. CSUB (Nov. 26)...named to FIU Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team (Nov. 27)...11 points, eight boards in career-high 36 minutes vs. Michigan (Nov. 30)...13 points with four boards, two assists, a block and a steal at American (Dec. 4)...went 7-for-10 from the field for 13 points vs. Delaware State (Dec. 8)....went 4-for-4 at the line with six rebounds, two steals and a block at George Mason (Dec. 11)...notched new career-high 25 points vs. No. 19 Delaware, including 18 in the second half as she went 7-12 from the field and 8-9 from FT line to make Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 29). (Dec. 29)...scored 23 points as she went 9-for-15 from the field with three three's, five boards and three steals at Florida State (Jan. 2)...scored 17 points, 12 in the second half, with five boards and three assists to help lead the Terps to a 20-point comeback win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 6)...knocked down a three with 1:11 to help Terps beat No. 23 UNC in overtime...scored 12 points and had five boards in that game (Jan. 8)...led team with 20 points vs. Virginia (Jan. 16)...added 11 points as she went 5-6 from the foul line vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 19)...scored 19 points as she went 6-12 from the field and 6-7 from the line vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 26)...tied her career-high five threes vs. Boston College (Feb. 2)...did not score, but had five boards, career-high two blocks and career-high four steals at No. 22 Georgia Tech (Feb. 6)...hit three three's for 13 points at Clemson (Feb. 9)....had 11 points and four boards vs. No. 6 Miami (Feb. 12)...scored nine points and grabbed eight boards at Virginia (Feb. 16)...hit a clutch three to give the Terps' a 3-point lead over #5 Duke with 5:21 to play...scored 17 points and grabbed five boards vs. #5 Duke (Feb. 19)...went a perfect 5-5 from the field and 3-3 from outside the arc with five boards, three assists and a block vs. UNC (Feb. 24)...scored 12 with four rebounds, block and a steal at NCSU (Feb. 26)...scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards in Terps' win over Wake in ACC Semis (March 3)...added four points and a key rebound in ACC championship game (March 4)...scored 14 points and grabbed six boards vs. Navy in NCAA First Round (March 17)...led Terps with 24 points off career-high 10-for-13 shooting from the foul line with seven boards in NCAA Second Round vs. Louisville (March 19)...went 7-for-8 from the field and 5-for-5 from the foul line for 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for first career double-double in NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Texas A&M (March 25)...received team's Most Improved award at annual banquet.

As a Freshman (2010-11): Saw action in 31 games and earned one start... started the year off still recovering from knee injury suffered in high school... scored in 25 games... made first career start Dec. 7 at Loyola (Dec. 7)... led all scorers in season and career debut vs. Monmouth with 15 points as she shot 4-for-5 from the field, including 2-for-3 from outside the arc. Also went 5-for-5 from the foul line (Nov. 13)... led all players with eight rebounds vs. UMass (Nov. 27)... scored 10 points in win over No. 10 UNC as she was perfect from the field (5-for-5), from outside the arc (1-for-1) and from the foul line (1-for-1) (Jan. 23)... went 4-for-8 from outside the arc and helped spark a 21-7 run with three straight three's against Virginia Tech (Feb. 24)... notched 12 points in NCAA Second Round loss to Georgetown (March 22), which ties her for No. 8 in Maryland record books for three's attempted in a tournament game.

Before Maryland: 2010 McDonald's All-American...2009 Parade All-American...three-time New Jersey All-State selection (2007, '08, '09)...in 2007 was first freshman ever named to New Jersey All-State team...in 2007 led University High School to its first state title and the prestigious "Tournament of Champions" title...two-time New Jersey Star-Ledger Player of the Year (2008, '09)...2009 Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year...named a "Girl Athlete to Remember" by nj.com as one of the best of the decade...two-time first team All-Tri State...Three-time All-County...three-time All-Conference...2007 Essex County Player of the Year...2009 averaged 18.8 pts, 5.8 rebs, 2.1 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior...scored 35 pts., grabbed 7 rebs and 7 steals on national TV vs. nationally ranked South Bend Washington...two-time NJSIAA State Group I Championship MVP (2007, '08)...first sophomore in University HS history to exceed 1,000 career points...first junior to surpass 1,500 career points...suffered ACL tear during summer between junior and senior seasons...member of National Honor Society at University High School.

Personal: Daughter of Duane Mincy and Carol Smith ... has two siblings, Edward Smith and Charae Baulkman ... born in Newark, N.J. ... finished in the top-10 of her 2010 graduating class...sports hero is Michael Jordan...also considered Georgia, South Carolina, Rutgers, Miami, UNC, Connecticut ... chose Maryland because of its diversity and family atmosphere...family science major.

MINCY'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 25 vs. #19 Delaware (12/29/11)
Rebounds 12 vs. #14 Texas A&M (3/25/12)
FGM 9 at Florida State (1/2/12)
FGA 18 vs. Michigan (11/30/11)
3FGM 5 (2X) last vs. Boston College (2/2/12)
3FGA 8 (2X) last vs. Georgetown (3/22/11)
FTM 10 vs. #19 Louisville (3/19/12)
FTA 13 vs. #19 Louisville (3/19/12)
Assists 7 (2X) last vs. Charleston (12/29/13)
Blocks 3 vs. #14 Texas A&M (3/25/12)
Steals 4 (4X) last at #1 Notre Dame (12/3/14)
Minutes 40 vs. Virginia Tech (1/26/12)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2014-15  Season Career
Double-Figure Scoring 7 46
Games with 5+ assists 4 12
Games with 20+ points 3 10
Games with 3+ threes   10
Double-doubles   1

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