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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Dez Wells now eligible! (http://www.baltimore...0,3208578.story)

What will be the starting lineup for the Terps Friday? I'm going with Howard, Faust, Wells, Padgett, and Len.
Aronhalt, and the Freshman (Allen, Mitchell, Cleare, and Layman) coming off the bench.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Wow....Huge for the Terps!

I assume he has been practicing with the team, learning the offense, etc....?

If so, then there is no reason he doesn't start immediately.

What I wonder is, is he starting too late and maybe doesn't have a grasp of everything to the point where he comes off the bench in the beginning?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

Holy crap! I am seriously shocked.

I agree with your projected line-up, though I think Howard and Padgett will be seriously pushed by Allen and Mitchell, respectively.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Wow....Huge for the Terps!

I assume he has been practicing with the team, learning the offense, etc....?

If so, then there is no reason he doesn't start immediately.

What I wonder is, is he starting too late and maybe doesn't have a grasp of everything to the point where he comes off the bench in the beginning?


He has been fully practicing with the team all season. There are no limits on whether or not a transfer can practice.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Wow shocked. Big precedent the NCAA just made.

Wells will start. Can't wait to see him Friday night

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Woot Woot. Just solidifies my belief that MD is a tourny team this year. So stoked for basketball this year.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

He has been fully practicing with the team all season. There are no limits on whether or not a transfer can practice.

Right...I guess I am more asking has he had enough time to learn everything to immediately start?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

Woot Woot. Just solidifies my belief that MD is a tourny team this year. So stoked for basketball this year.

Agreed 100%!!

Perhaps this will give the team an emotional boost vs. Kentucky.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Right...I guess I am more asking has he had enough time to learn everything to immediately start?


If he does not start he will get starter minutes. By most accounts I've read he's been the best player on the team in practice.

One thing I do question is how do he and Faust work together. They are pretty similar players, and Wells' presence will almost certainly cut into Faust's playing time.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

MD has been a team recently who hasn't wowed you offensively.

This move changes that in a big way IMO.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Huge news!

Even more excited for Friday now!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

With Wells now a full member of the team that can play this season, I would say missing the NCAA tournament would be a major disappointment for the Terrapins.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

With Wells now a full member of the team that can play this season, I would say missing the NCAA tournament would be a major disappointment for the Terrapins.

They still have a crappy NC schedule but now, they have a better chance at beating Kentucky and even if they lose, they have a better chance of looking really good against them.

They still need to clean up in the ACC though.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

MD has been a team recently who hasn't wowed you offensively.

This move changes that in a big way IMO.


They have played below the rim for awhile. They are going to be more physically imposing this year than they have for quite some time.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

I'll be leaving work at noon to drive to Brooklyn.

Beyond excited.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

One of the things I love about Wells being eligible for this year, is that he will get to play with Len. As discussed in the other thread, there is reason to believe Len will be gone after the year.

Getting a full season with these two on the court at the same time (with Faust and the other pieces) really is huge for the program.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Even though it is one player, this is a game changer. He takes this team from maybe 20 wins to possibly the tourney. Analysts are already calling this a top-25 team. Far contrast from a couple years ago, when most thought Maryland was falling into futility. Props to Kevin Anderson and everyone at Maryland for fighting this hard, they deserve a ton of credit and congrats to Dez. He never deserved to be expelled in the first place, so he deserves this in the least.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Oh and Wells will start, you can bet on that right away.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Great news! This is the most excited I've been for college basketball in quite some time.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

I think Wells could be the primary scorer every team needs. That role would probably have fallen to Faust who at this time is probably better suited to be the second option on offense. Looking forward to the Terp season and it is nice to see the NCAA, do the right thing here.
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