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It's a bombshell, and seemingly out of leftfield; but it's true. Terrell Stoglin is leaving the University of Maryland after two seasons. Apparently, he never bought into Turgeon's system and the coach's view for their future together.
The result is that Stoglin has been encouraged to leave the program. It's shocking, but Mark Turgeon has a vision and that apparently doesn't include a shoot-first guard with an uncanny knack for finding the bottom of the basket.
Where does that leave the Terps? To put in simply, very young but very talented. Once the incoming freshman join the squad, the Terps will have the most talent we've seen in years. What they'll be lacking is a proven scorer who's not afraid to take the big shot in crunch time. I'd be lying if I thought that Nick Faust was ready to step in and assume that role right away. He's not, despite the fact that he is clearly the most talented returning player on the roster.
the Terps were a sexy pick to land in the Top 25 by a few prognosticators. Now? Who knows? The Terps still need a reliable point guard (I'm not sure Pe'shon can get it done) and now they need to find 20ppg from the incoming class.
I trust Mark Turgeon. The guy was born with a basketball in his hand; but this turn of events lowers my expectations for next season and that is an alarming reality.
Update: Now we're hearing that dual one-year suspensions for both Mychal Parker and Terrell Stoglin prompted their departures. I have no word on what either did to warrant the suspension other than "violating the student athlete code of conduct". That could mean anything but the story is developing and clearly there is more to it than what the initial reports are saying
Update II: Word is that Terrell Stoglin failed three drug tests. I'm not about to preach because lord knows that smoking weed is a relatively normal activity for college sophomores. However, college sophomores that harbor dreams of playing professional sports need to hold themselves to a higher standard. This is really hard to believe. The program just can't catch a break.
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Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin has entered the NBA draft after receiving a one-year suspension from the school.
Stoglin averaged 21.6 points per game as a sophomore last season, tops in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The 6-foot-1 standout started 27 of 29 games and received 42 starts over two seasons for the Terrapins.
The school announced Monday that Stoglin will be suspended...
After indicating that he would return for his junior season earlier in the offseason, Stoglin has apparently had a change of heart. Sunday, April 29th was the final day that college players are able to declare for the NBA draft, and Stoglin has done so according to InsideMDSports.com.
InsideMDSports.com Breaking News:
Sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin has declared for the NBA...
Terrell Stoglin will not return for his junior season at Maryland.
So Terrell Stoglin is declaring for the NBA Draft after Maryland suspended him (and Mychal Parker) for next season. Do the Terps still look like a Tournament team next year?
JP Finlay: Once the Stoglin news came out this morning I got about 20 texts in five minutes. Almost every one contained three letters: “WTF?”
I don’t know how things got here. Whispers suggest weed infractions...
STOGLIN (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Usually, when there is bad news coming out of College Park these days it's nothing more than yet another football player abandoning Randy Edsall's unpopular ship and the basketball program seemed to be in a good place...Terps basketball fans went to bed on Saturday night feeling like the hoopsprogram was on its way up after a solid first...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- R.J. Dill was a three-year starter at right tackle for Maryland and transferred to Rutgers for his final year of eligibility. He started at right tackle in Saturday's Scarlet-White game, then spoke to ScarletReport.com about transitioning to a new program, learning the plays and becoming a leader for a young offensive line.
Once rosters finish sorting themselves we'll be able to start our team and conference previews, but one thing that is set are the early entries into the NBA draft. This is typically a power conference affair, and this year is no different. Damian Lillard and Will Barton are the only non-BCS conference players expected to be drafted from among those who left school early.