Buck Williams left Maryland after his junior year in 1980-81 and might have had the most productive career of any Terp to leave college early. Picked third overall by the
Jerrod Mustaf was the next Terp to leave with eligibility remaining. After leading the Terps in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore in
Steve Francis had the best numbers of any Terp to not finish his college career. The second overall pick in 1999 after spending one season as a sophomore at Maryland, Francis was considered among the game's most exciting players, known in Houston and Orlando as "Stevie Franchise." But the 6-3 guard eventually succumbed to knee problems and finished a 10-year career averaging 18.1 points a game.
John Gilchrist should have left Maryland after leading the Terps to the