Monday, April 30, 2012

Maryland Basketball Has Tough Weekend

STOGLIN (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Usually, when there is bad news coming out of College Park these days it's nothing more than yet another football player abandoning Randy Edsall's unpopular ship and the basketball program seemed to be in a good place...

Terps basketball fans went to bed on Saturday night feeling like the hoopsprogram was on its way up after a solid first season under new coach Mark Turgeon.  Then the wheel started falling off…

First came the news Sunday morning that guard Pe’Shon Howard had been arrested followed this morning by the announcement that last season’s leading scorer and MVP Terrell stoglin and Mychal Parker had been suspended for one year due to a violation of Maryland’s student-code of conduct. 

Wait…there’s more.

Then, Stoglin entered his name in the NBA draft.

That’s a rock-solid train wreck right there!  

Stoglin was given the Len Bias Award as the most valuable player on the team at the University of Maryland men's basketball awards banquet earlier this month.

This past season he was the ACC's leading scorer averaging 21.6 points a game.  Parker averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in playing all 32 games for the Terrapins as a sophomore.

Howard  was arrested early Sunday morning outside a College Park restaurant and cited for disorderly conduct.

Howard was released after being issued the citation and now awaits a court date.  The incident occurred after there was some sort of incident/fight in the Shanghai CafĂ© on Baltimore Avenue in College Park.

A rising junior from Los Angeles, Howard (6 feet 3, 195 pounds) was sidelined by foot and knee injuries much of last season but is expected to resume his role as Maryland’s starting point guard next season.

Last season, Maryland finished 17-15 (6-10 ACC) in their first year without Gary Williams.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive