Choosing who the best players to come from the University of Maryland is a matter of opinion and depends on the sport. A listing of the best basketball players who wore the uniform of the Terrapins includes Juan Dixon, Len Bias, Joe Smith, John Lucas and Tom McMillian, and top football players from Maryland include E.J. Henderson, Stan Jones, Gary Collins, Randy White and Boomer Esiason. In addition to starring at Maryland, many of these players went on to play professionally.
The University of Maryland is located in College Park, Md., and it plays collegiate-level sports at the NCAA Division I level. A long-time member school of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the school joined the Big Ten Conference in 2014. As of 2015, the school has 20 varsity teams, which include eight men's teams and 12 women's teams. The men's basketball team won the NCAA Division I championship in 2002.