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Mark Turgeon: Damonte Dodd would be our starting center, if season started tonight

Last season Dez Wells and Jake Layman led the Maryland Terrapins with 0.8 blocks per game. That stat alone shows the Terps lack of inside presence on defense a season ago. Head coach Mark Turgeon hopes to change that despite losing Charles Mitchell and Shaquille Cleare this summer to transfers. His answer may lie in 6-foot-11 sophomore Damonte Dodd. During a breakfast with boosters...
Via KCM Sports
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshman center Trayvon Reed will not enroll at Maryland

Photo cred: csnbaltimore.com The University of Maryland’s athletic department has announced that freshman Trayvon Reed will not enroll at Maryland following his arrest this week. On Wednesday, Reed was arrested on four charges; including theft on less than 100 dollars, two counts of second degree assault, and resisting or interfering with an arrest. In a statement released by...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-star freshman Trayvon Reed will not be enrolling at Maryland following arrest

Maryland has announced that four-star freshman center Trayvon Reed will not be enrolling at the school after failing to meet school standards. “Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the University of Maryland athletics department.” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in the press release. According to Baltimore Sun report, Reed was arrested on Wednesday...
Via KCM Sports
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Maryland Dez Wells unveils new jersey number

Dez Wells showing off his new number going into the 2014-15 season! #MBBPhotoshoot #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/Wfy3bq7F33 — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) July 29, 2014 Behind the scenes of the @TerrapinHoops photo shoot..first look at the #B1G brand on our MBB jerseys! #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/Dbs5HHLnoc — Nick Lofaro (@NickLofaroUMD) July 29, 2014 In June, Wells announced his...
Via KCM Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland Basketball’s Incoming Freshman Class To Get Matching “My Brother’s Keeper” Tattoos

The Maryland men’s basketball program’s incoming freshman class is one of their most important in recent memory.  Mark Turgeon’s teams have missed the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons in College Park, Md. Five players–Seth Allen, Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, Charles Mitchell, Roddy Peters–transferred out of the program following the 2013-14 campaign. The upcoming...
Via College Spun
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Turgeon finally speaks on Terrapin transfers

Photo: www.rushthecourt.net Mark Turgeon has finally spoken to the media regarding the four Maryland Terrapins players who have transferred since the end of the 2013-2014 season.  The four players who have transferred include some big minute players from last seasons squad: Seth Allen, Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, and Roddy Peters. “You try not to take it personal but I understand...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Turgeon takes blame for rash of Maryland transfers

The Maryland men’s basketball program has had four players transfer since the end of the 2013-14 season, the most recent being sophomore guard Seth Allen, who was the team’s second-leading scorer. Junior guard Nick Faust, sophomore center Shaquille Cleare, and freshman point guard Roddy Peters each announced they would be departing from College Park, Md. in early-April. Earlier...
Via College Spun
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Maryland Basketball Player Hastily Calls Out Coach Mark Turgeon Amid Swirl Of Transfers

The Maryland men’s basketball program lost three players to transfer earlier this month, when guards Nick Faust and Roddy Peters and center Shaquille Cleare announced they would be departing from the College Park-based school. A report surfaced Wednesday that the Terrapins will be losing another player: rising junior guard Seth Allen.  A source says Maryland sophomore Seth Allen...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Maryland Center Shaquille Cleare Is Transferring To Texas

Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare will be continuing his college basketball career at Texas, according to a report by InsideMDSports.com.  Maryland transfer Shaquille Cleare has signed with Texas. — Jeff Ermann (@insidemdsports) April 24, 2014 Texas-Bound Shaquille Cleare: “Like to thank my coaches, my teammates/ brothers and terpnation for all the support… http:...
Via College Spun
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Major News From Maryland Basketball

University of Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced on Tuesday that Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust and Roddy Peters have been granted permission to transfer. “I really enjoyed coaching Nick, Shaq and Roddy,” Turgeon said. “It is unfortunate that they will no longer be a part of the program. I wish them the very best in their future endeavors.” Faust...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Moving Day: Faust, Cleare, Peters Transfer

Wow.  Three Terps have announced their intention to transfer from the University today.  Rising senior, Nick Faust, rising junior, Shaquille Cleare, and rising sophomore, Roddy Peters are leaving the program.  I can't recall a day where three players left the program. All three players have been tremendous disappointments. Faust oozes athleticism but has not shown that...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

7-Foot Center Michal Cekovsky Gives Maryland Its Fifth Commitment

Mark Turgeon added to his 2014 recruiting class in a big way today, gaining a commitment from Slovakian native Michal Cekovsky, a 7-foot center who plays at Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain. Cekovsky picked the Terps over offers from Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Oregon, and UConn. Before the addition of Cekovsky, Maryland’s 2014 haul was ranked as a Top 10...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps Dunk Hokies

Following up the big home win against Miami, Maryland proved they could do it on the road with an easy 80-60 win in Blacksburg on Saturday. Dez Wells led the Terps with a game high 19 points off the bench. Wells didn’t start against the Hokies in a minor disciplinary move, but was in the game in a matter of minutes. Wells kept up his solid shooting, going 6-for-9 from the floor...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps Edge Canes

It was a must win for Maryland and the Terrapins delivered on Wednesday night at the Comcast Center. Dez Wells scored all of his team high 21 points in the second half, the biggest coming on a three pointer with only seconds remaining, lifting Maryland over Miami 74-71. Maryland's Dez Wells Hits Game-Winning Shot vs Miami | ACC Must See Moment: http://t.co/TxaD8zcdgF via @youtube...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Maryland @ FSU

Maryland at FSU 1/12/2014 8:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 83 times.FS (2014) has won 39 times (47.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 3 times (3.6% of the time)MD (2014) has won 44 times (53.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 5 times (6.0% of the time)The average score is FS (2014): 64.1 - MD (2014): 65.4, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Layman key as Maryland nips Florida Atlantic 66-62

Maryland's Jake Layman scored 22 points, including a big 3-pointer in the final 35 seconds, to help the Terrapins hold off a late rally by Florida Atlantic in a 66-62 victory Saturday. Shaquille Cleare, Dez Wells and Charles Mitchell each scored 10 points for Maryland (7-4). Florida Atlantic guard Pable Bertone, who entered the game averaging 20 points, finished with 21. Marquan...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland falls short in Brooklyn...again

Some quick hits on Maryland's loss to Connecticut... -There are no moral victories.  -There were some things to be encouraged about but we all need to remember that Maryland STUNK for 32 minutes of the game. -Faust is a Pee I Gee PIG.  18 shots! He made 5 of them.  Faust is sure he is a crunch time guy.  He's not.  His shot selection is horrendous. -Dez is not...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Maryland @ Connecticut

Maryland at Connecticut 11/8/2013 6:30:00 PM |  TV:ESPN2 | LIVE STATS Maryland Impressed by UConn No. 18 UConn Men's Basketball Ready To Open 2013-14 Season Against Maryland Maryland, Georgetown again take center stage on college basketball's opening night Barclays Center to Open 2013-14 College Basketball Season with...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Marylands rolls in exhibition over Catholic 84-39

Jake Layman made five threes and scored 23 points to lead Maryland in scoring in their exhibition win over Catholic on Sunday.  Layman started with Nick Faust and Dez Wells in the backcourt, while Evan Smotrycz (still had to look twice to spell that name right) and Shaquille Cleare started down low.  Charles Mitchell came off the bench but tallied a double-double with 10 points...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Marylands rolls in exhibition over Catholic 84-39

Jake Layman made five threes and scored 23 points to lead Maryland in scoring in their exhibition win over Catholic on Sunday.  Layman started with Nick Faust and Dez Wells in the backcourt, while Evan Smotrycz (still had to look twice to spell that name right) and Shaquille Cleare started down low.  Charles Mitchell came off the bench but tallied a double-double with 10 points...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Marylands rolls in exhibition over Catholic 84-39

Jake Layman made five threes and scored 23 points to lead Maryland in scoring in their exhibition win over Catholic on Sunday.  Layman started with Nick Faust and Dez Wells in the backcourt, while Evan Smotrycz (still had to look twice to spell that name right) and Shaquille Cleare started down low.  Charles Mitchell came off the bench but tallied a double-double with 10 points...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland won't settle for less than NCAA tourney

The rebirth of the Maryland basketball program under coach Mark Turgeon has thus far produced two baby steps. When he took over for Gary Williams in 2011, Turgeon had little to work with yet still managed to win 17 games. Last year, Maryland went 25-13 and reached the semifinals of the NIT. Now it's time for the Terps to grow up and play in March with the big boys. Nothing...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland 2013-14 Basketball Preview

Our ACC basketball previews continue with the Maryland Terrapins.  This may be the last preview I write about the Terps.  *Single Tear* ACC Season Previews Boston College |  Clemson |  Duke |  FSU |  Georgia Tech |  Maryland Maryland Season Preview Record...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

#57 Maryland Terrapins: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected 2013-14 Lineup: Maryland Terrapins

Heading into 2013-14 season, the Maryland Terrapins are a young team, but with some experience. Overall, there are no seniors, instead relying on three juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen. However, with the exception of the two freshmen and one incoming transfer, all saw significant minutes last year. The biggest questions moving forward are, will the light bulb click on for...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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