The last time Adrian Bowie, Sean Mosley, James Padgett and Landon Milbourne played on the Terrapins men’s basketball team together, the squad made its most recent trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Terps won a share of the ACC regular-season title that year, too.
Of course, the season came to a sobering end in Spokane, Wash., when Michigan State guard Korie Lucious hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to hand the Terps an 85-83 loss in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, erasing a 26-point effort and go-ahead bucket from All-American guard Greivis Vasquez.
Still, it was the Terps most successful season in recent memory. And on Saturday, fans will have the chance to relive it when Bowie, Mosley, Padgett and Milbourne play together on the Maryland Ball Stars in the Basketball Alumni Legends League (The BALL) at George Washington University's Smith Center.
Former Terps coach Lefty Driesell will head the Maryland team, which will include Terps guard John Gilchrist and forward James Gist, as well players from UMBC and Loyola.
If students show their student IDs and wear school colors at the ticket window they will get a free lower level seat.
The Ball Stars will compete against the D.C. Dobermans, a squad comprised of former players from Georgetown, George Washington, George Mason and American.
Milbourne, a three-year starter for former coach Gary Williams, was a senior on the 2009-10 squad and averaged 12.7 points per game, good for second on the team behind Vasquez. He was also considered one of the ACC’s most versatile defenders.
Bowie started 28 games his sophomore season and 29 as a senior in 2010-11. His nine points per game as a sophomore were a career high.
Mosley started at least 16 games in all four years in College Park after entering the program as a highly touted recruit from Baltimore. He averaged 10.1 points per game as a sophomore starting alongside Vasquez and Milbourne in 2009-10 and bested that with 10.2 point per game in his senior season.
Padgett was the Terps lone fourth-year senior last season. He started 19 games, averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds.
Gilchrist’s crowning achievement came in 2004 when he earned tournament MVP after leading the Terps to their only ACC championship since 1984 as a sophomore. He scored 30 points against N.C. state to put the Terps into the title game against Duke, where he tied the game at 77 before helping the squad put away the top-seeded Blue Devils in overtime.
The guard left school after his junior season, but was not selected in the NBA draft.
Gist, meantime, is the only Terps player in the event who was drafted into the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs took the Silver Spring native in the second round of the 2008 draft, though he never competed in an NBA regular season game.
The forward was a three-year starter for the Terps. He averaged 15.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a senior and was named second-team All-ACC.