Mark Turgeon has had an action-packed head coaching career mentoring many talented basketball players at several different universities. The current Maryland coach began head coaching at Jacksonville State in 1998 before moving onto Wichita State, Texas A&M and Maryland. 

Turgeon was this week’s guest on March Madness 365. He and Andy Katz discussed Turgeon’s dream player — a player he built through 10 different categories spanning his entire head coaching career.

Turgeon also talks about his involvement with his team as racial injustice has stood in the spotlight all summer long, how he can do better as a coach and his participation with other coaches in the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative. Turgeon’s interview begins at about the 13-minute mark. 

Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis also joins this episode of March Madness 365 as he talks about his decision to return to Bloomington for his sophomore season after withdrawing from the 2020 NBA draft. 

Here is the breakdown of Mark Turgeon’s dream player: 

The Quarterback — Anthony Cowan Jr. (Maryland guard, 2016-2020)