Pankey Is Gone Too

Ashton Pankey just tweeted that he is also leaving the University.  Pankey is the third player to transfer in the last month.  While Stoglin (I'm still smarting) and Parker left because they prefer ganja to basketball; Pankey's decision seems to be related more to family issues. 

Future playing time may have also been a consideration with the Terps bringing in plenty of front line players next season, but it's not clear whether or not that factored into his decision.

James Padgett and Pe'Shon Howard are now the only two players left from the Gary Williams Era.

In terms of impact, it's not huge.  Pankey was a nice player with great size, but it is hard not to imagine that the incoming players (Cleare, Mitchell, et.al.) can replace his production.  I hate going to battle with such an inexperienced front court; but Len and Padgett should provide some experience.

Stoglin's loss is going to be the toughest to replace. In the grand scheme, Pankey's departure is a blip on the radar.

I do wish Pankey well.  He seemed like a great kid with a bright future.  I hope he does great things wherever he lands.

Author: Jeremy | 5/15/2012 1:06:24 PM | Tags: ashton pankey, transfers |

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 [...] Read More »

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 |
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