By Demetrius Dillard/The Sports Pulse Contributor
Mila Reynolds, a four-star recruit ranked No. 41 in the class of 2022, announced her commitment to join the University of Maryland women’s basketball team.
Reynolds, a versatile guard on both ends of the floor, just completed a stellar sophomore season at Washington High School in Indiana, averaging about 20 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. She received All-Northern Indiana Conference first-team honors.
In a Twitter post, Reynolds thanked her family, coaches and teammates while providing the reasons she verbally committed to Maryland.
“My love for God, family, and ball have led me to the decision to commit to the University of Maryland to pursue opportunities beyond what I can imagine,” Reynolds said. “Thank you to Coach Brenda Frese and the UM women’s basketball staff! #GoTerps #FearTheTurtle”
The 6-foot-2 standout set a major milestone early in her career, which garnered the attention of elite programs such as Purdue, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, DePaul and Pittsburgh. As a freshman, Reynolds broke Skylar Diggins-Smith’s (a Washington alumna) single-game scoring record when she netted 46 points in a January 2019 game.
“Maryland has never wavered since they began recruiting her six months ago,” said Steve Reynolds Jr., Mila’s father and coach, in an interview with the South Bend Tribune. “They think like we do as a family, and that will make for an easy transition. There are great people at Maryland, and to get this opportunity for her to play at the highest level is a blessing.”
With the addition of Reynolds, Maryland picks up a multifaceted scorer who will likely fit perfectly in the team’s guard-focus style when the 2022-23 season comes around.
The news of Reynold’s commitment came after Maryland announced graduate transfer Katie Benzan, a sharpshooting combo guard, will be joining the team this upcoming season.
The addition of Benzan will provide more depth at guard as Maryland looks to continue their winning ways. This past campaign, the Terrapins won their fifth regular-season Big Ten Conference title, and in March, they won their fourth conference tournament championship.