While the Maryland Terrapins will soon be calling a new conference home, not all of their players are going to be joining them. Maryland24/7 first reported yesterday that Nick Faust, Roddy Peters and Shaquille Cleare are all leaving the program and headed for other destinations.
Maryland head coach, Mark Turgeon, would later confirm the report and wish each of the players the best in their futures.
Cleare might be the most interesting player who is transferring. Once a top-50 recruit, who actually started last season as Maryland’s starting center, he might be able to rejuvenate his career after a lackluster 2013-14 season, which resulted in him averaging three points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Oddly enough, however, the transfers are not exactly a bad thing for the Terrapins. Turgeoun needed some scholarships to open up, and with the three players leaving, two now open up for the school to use.
It is worth noting, that all three of these transfers did play a role in the rotation last season. All of them averaged at least 13 minutes per game, with Faust averaging 9.4 points, 3.7 assists and two steals a game. He was also the last remaining player from the Gary Williams era.
Which is a good trivia question thing, I guess.