The University of Maryland basketball program has not had a very productive off season as four players decided to transfer. With main scoring options Seth Allen and Nick Faust leaving the team the Terrapins will look much different in the upcoming seasons not to mention they will be involved in the Big Ten conference. With all the transfers the Terrapins suffered this offseason Coach Turgeon needed to build his team backup and he not only is doing so by recruiting but as well as acquiring impact transfers.
The University of Maryland announced that they landed Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter. Carter was an impact performer for the Yellow Jackets last season even though the team struggled as the team went 16-17. The 6’8’’ 250 pound Carter averaged a strong 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in 26.7 minutes per game last season.
The impact of Carter’s transfer will not be felt right away as he will not be allowed to play in this upcoming season due to the NCAA transfer rules however he will be available for the 2015-2016 season as well as the season after that. Carter will bring a tough physical brand of basketball to the Terrapins who will need it in the Big Ten if they wish to compete at a high level.
The Terrapins looked to be on a downward spiral this offseason with the string of transfer out of the program however the acquiring of transfer Robert Carter shows the team as well as Coach Turgeon may still be headed in the right direction. With the strong recruiting class coming in this year as well as Carter being able to play a year after that the future looks bright for Terrapins basketball in the Big Ten.