Terrell Stoglin Leaves Maryland

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.

Author: Jeremy | 4/30/2012 8:23:22 AM | Tags: terrell stoglin, mark turgeon, nba draft |

Sam Cassell Jr Re-ups With Maryland

It's a great day for Maryland as Sam Cassell Jr made it official before the tipoff of the Capitol Classic this evening.  Turgeon will now have s 7 new players suiting up for Midnight Madness.   Smotrycz won't play during the season but the rest will.  I expect Sam Jr to play a big role.  His improved dramatically each y [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/21/2012 8:14:51 PM | Tags: recruiting, basketball, sam cassell jr |

Michigan Transfer Evan Smotrycz To Take Official Visit To Maryland

 Apparently, Michigan sophomore starting forward Evan Smotrycz is fed up with UM that he wants to transfer to UM.  Smotrycz (no idea how to pronounce his name) helped lead Michigan to the NCAA Tournament this year.  He averaged 7.7ppg, shot 43% 3PT and nabbed 4.9rpg.  He's narrowed his choices to Maryland, Providence, and Colora [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/12/2012 9:18:34 PM | Tags: recruiting, basketball, evan smotrycz |

Calipari to NBA?

Let's hope the rumors and speculation are true about Calipari's future endeavors.  If he moves to the NBA, (I've even heard a rumor that if the Wizards get the #1 pick and select Anthony Davis; Calipari will bolt to reunite with the aforementioned Davis and former UK phenom, John Wall) the Terps will benefit greatly. Since it's widely known t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/4/2012 12:06:15 PM |

Sam Cassell's Dad Sucks

 Junior decommitted.  I blame his Dad.  That is all. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/2/2012 9:01:47 AM | Tags: recruiting, basketball |

Sam Cassell Jr Commits To Terps

Today, the final tickets to the 2012 Final Four were punched, and perhaps, the Terps took the first step to getting back there.  Sam Cassell Jr, a slick combo guard with fabulous blood lines became a Terp today. Mark Turgeon now has six committed recruits for 2012. With Cassell, they now have two guards (Allen and SCJ), three forwards (Mitche [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/25/2012 7:09:59 PM | Tags: recruiting, basketball, 2012 |

Meet Ian Baker

 The Terps seem to finally be addressing the gaping hole at the point guard slot next year.  Yes, Pe'Shon Howard will be back and (presumably) healthy; but Turgeon needs a floor general who can get all of next year's assets involved in the halfcourt.  Baker might not be the immediate answer; but he is a high major project who dec [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/14/2012 11:00:55 AM | Tags: recruiting, basketball |

Terps Attempt Dragonslaying vs UNC And Charles Mitchell Commits

 Today was a great day for the Terps.  Maryland played what was arguably its most complete game of the season beating Wake Forest by 20 points.  The bigger story is, of course, that the Terps nabbed their third Top 100 recruit of the class in Charles Mitchell. Mitchell is a 6'8" 250lb power forward.  He'll give us the kind [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/8/2012 9:02:18 PM | Tags: unc, acc tournament, quarterfinals, basketball |

ACC Tournament Thread Day One; Wake Forest Beckons

 The Terps limp into the ACC Tournament after a brutal OT loss at home to Virginia.  The loss encapsulated the entire ACC season.  Close but no cigar.  This Terps team can compete with just about anyone (sans UNC and Duke); but they seem incapable of closing out good teams.  It's incredibly frustrating, but this about w [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/7/2012 8:02:13 PM | Tags: wake forest, acc tournament, first round |

Terps End Regular Season Vs Virginia

 The Terps limp into the season finale against Virginia today.  Consecutive road losses have damaged what by most accounts has been a successful first season for Mark Turgeon. A win today would put a nice little bow on the year. A loss and I think we'll all have a bad taste in our mouths that the ACC Tournament is not likely to fix. The [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/3/2012 8:26:31 PM | Tags: uva, basketball, thread |
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