COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This is admittedly a lazy post. I’m writing this about 15 minutes before the Maryland football game against Boston College at a cold, rainy Byrd Stadium.
Here are a few notes from Saturday’s University of Maryland basketball scrimmage at Comcast Center.
-Head coach Mark Turgeon had no update on the status of freshman C Alex Len’s NCAA Clearinghouse case. Turgeon noted that the school has believed they would receive an answer multiple times recently, but still does not know. Len is still not practicing and did not participate in the scrimmage.
-Turgeon would not rule out the possibility that sophomore G Pe’Shon Howard could miss the season and receive a medical redshirt. It was announced earlier in the week that Howard was expected to miss 10-12 weeks with a broken foot. Howard spoke to reporters after the scrimmage and said he would have no problem if he had to miss the season and receive a redshirt year. “I love college” said the Los Angeles native.
-With Howard out, sophomore G Terrell Stoglin becomes the team’s primary point guard. Turgeon confirmed his plan before Howard’s injury was to have Stoglin play the 2 guard role and Howard the point. Turgeon also confirmed freshman G Nick Faust (City College) will be the team’s backup point guard, but suggested senior G/F Sean Mosley (St. Frances) could also run the offense at times. Stoglin told reporters he welcomed the opportunity to run the point, Turgeon confirmed Stoglin’s excitement-noting the Arizona native is hoping to play 40 minutes a game.
-Faust was the day’s leading scorer with 15 points. Senior F Berend Weijs chipped in 13. Turgeon did not make Faust available to the media following practice. Junior G Jonathan Thomas was the leading scorer amongst the team’s walk-ons with five points. With only seven scholarship players practicing, Turgeon told reporters the team was looking for a walk-on guard to step up.
-Turgeon suggested Stoglin, Mosley and Faust are the only starters he’s decided on thus far. Turgeon said Mosley has improved his shooting in practice despite struggling Saturday. Mosley told reporters his struggles had something to do with a chest cold he was battling.
-As first reported by InsideMDSports.com, 2012 Terrapins big man commit Shaquille Cleare (The Village School-Houston) was at the scrimmage on an official visit.
-The Terrapins will hold a closed scrimmage against George Washington Sunday. The closed nature of the scrimmage means there will be no reporting on the event from the media or the school. The Terps hold their first exhibition game Friday night against Northwood (Florida) at Comcast Center. The Seahawks are coached by former Villanova head man Rollie Massimino.
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