November 19, 2019

Maryland Basketball: Terps win big in exhibition over SNHU, but have things to clean up

The Maryland Terrapins basketball season has finally kicked off with an exhibition victory over Southern New Hampshire University, 82-60. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the victory that comes a week before Maryland opens the season against Mount St. Mary’s.

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Maryland Terrapins 2015-16 Season Position Outlook: Shooting Guard

Out of all five positions in the Maryland Terrapins rotation, shooting guard is likely the one that has the most wrinkles to iron out before conference play. The only problem for Maryland is that they have early tests during non-conference play with bouts against Georgetown, UNC, and UConn, which will test them as soon as the season starts. The three players who will likely see the majority of the minutes at the two-guard position include Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon, sharpshooting and lengthy Jared Nickens, and highly recruited Dion Wiley. All excel at different things, but it will be Mark Turgeon‘s job to determine who exactly fits best with the starting rotation.

(Photo by: @kingsulaimon0)

(Photo by: @kingsulaimon0)

To me, I would start Rasheed Sulaimon alongside Melo Trimble because of his veteran leadership and excellent defense he can bring to the team. A one time five-star recruit and #12 ranked player in his class, Sulaimon decided to become a Terp because he trusted Coach Turgeon from his days at Texas A&M after graduating from Duke over the past summer. Turgeon expressed his affection for Sulaimon as a person and also was glad that he was starting to develop into the leader that they lost last year in Dez Wells.

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Maryland Terrapins 2015-16 Season Position Outlook: Point Guard

(Photo by: AP Photo)

(Photo by: AP Photo)

In what will be a special season for the Maryland Terrapins basketball team, how great they really are will likely start and stop with point guard Melo Trimble who is coming off of a historic and record breaking freshman year. One might think that Trimble will have a difficult time trying to improve on a season where he averaged 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game, but with more weapons, greater understanding of the game, and a better shaped body that should be no problem at all. He was not picked to be the Big Ten player of the year for nothing.

During the Terps Media Day, Mark Turgeon has mentioned that last year Trimble was asked to take on more of a scoring load while this year he will be needed to be more of a traditional point guard as a distributor. No doubt will Trimble be one of the Terrapins primary scoring option because his 41.2 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc and knack of getting to the free throw line, nearly seven free throws attempted per game, is unmatched.

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Maryland Basketball: Five ambitious, yet realistic goals for talented Terps in 2015-16

It is crazy to think that last year at this time, Mark Turgeon was on the hotseat after losing five important players to transfer including his very first recruit at Maryland, Seth Allen. Turgeon however knew during the Summer of 2014 that he had a “special group” with a combination of veteran leadership from the clutch Dez Wells and a number of talented freshmen headlined by Melo Trimble. This year even with the loss of Wells, the Terps are arguably the most talented team in the country, more than the likes of traditional powerhouses Duke and Kentucky. As a result, it will not be a surprise that a program picked to finish 10th in the Big Ten can make waves on the national level in March. Here are five optimistic but obtainable goals for this year’s Maryland Terrapins basketball squad.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps Land 4-Star SG Kevin Huerter

Kevin Huerter (6′ 5”-180) is the 12th ranked shooting guard in the nation and fourth best prospect out of the state of New York. He committed to Maryland today on Labor Day after a campus visit last Friday when the Maryland men’s soccer team upset #1 ranked UCLA.

https://twitter.com/KevinHuerter/status/640943842154422272

According to 247sports, Huerter is the 64th best player in the country while ESPN ranks the sharp shooter at 41. The Terps beat out the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, and Virginia for the rights to Huerter after being heavily recruited by assistant coach Dustin Clark.

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