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Maryland honors Greivis Vasquez

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Greivis Vasquez has had his jersey No.
21 hung from the rafters of Maryland's home arena, a fitting
tribute to a feisty guard who helped the Terrapins reach the NCAA
tournament in three of his four seasons.

Vasquez is now a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies. The
Venezuelan native was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the
year in 2009-10 and is the only player in league history to have at
least 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds.

His enthusiastic play was just as meaningful to the Terps.
Whether he was flapping his arms, yelling at the top of his lungs
or drilling a shot from beyond the 3-point line, Vasquez knew how
to raise the spirit of his teammates and the fans at Comcast
Center.

Maryland does not retire numbers, but Vasquez is now one of only
17 members of the men's program to have his name hanging from the
ceiling of the arena.