At 25-13, Maryland’s overall record suggests a berth to the NCAA Tournament would be in order. But going just 8-10 in the ACC, including 2-5 against Miami, Duke, and UNC combined quiets talk of that. But the Terps were not without their individual stars like center Alex Len, who many expected to be the #1 overall pick in the Draft. Instead he went #5 to Phoenix. Len helped Maryland lead the ACC in rebounding. The most established player remaining is junior Dezmine Wells (13.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG). Other than that they relied on a rotation of Logan Aronhalt, Seth Allen, Nick Faust, Jake Layman, Charles Mitchell, and James Padgett for points, all of whom remarkably averaged more than 5.0 PPG. With Padgett and Aronhalt now graduated, enter four-star recruit Roddy Peters, a point guard.
The Maryland Terrapins operate under Coach Mark Turgeon at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland. They have made 24 NCAA Tournament appearances all-time and last appeared in 2010, losing to Michigan State in the second round. The Terps made 11 straight Tournament appearances between 1994 and 2004 under Coach Gary Williams who turned the program into a national contender for a good while. The 2002 team won the National Championship. While the Turgeon era is still young is hasn’t quite lived up to expectations quite yet. 30 Maryland players have made it to the NBA, including Greivis Vasquez, Chris Wilcox, Steve Blake, Brad Davis, John Lucas, Joe Smith, Walt Williams, and Buck Williams. Get your Maryland tickets from Gold Coast Tickets!