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Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: October 27, 2011 12:36 pm
By Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman

It was already going to be a long season for new Maryland coach Mark Turgeon.

He inherited a mediocre team at best following Gary Williams' offseason retirement. The Terps are painfully thin up front after Jordan Williams' decision to leave early for the NBA. The strength was in the backcourt - but now that's taken a hit as well with the news that sophomore point guard Pe'Shon Howard will miss about 2-3 months with a broken foot.

"I did it one day in practice," Howard told Borzello by phone. "I thought it was a cut, it didn't really hurt that bad."

He said the doctors think it's a broken bone in his left foot, right under his big toe. Because he will miss up to three months, redshirting is a potential option for Howard.

"We're not sure," he said. "We'll see an MRI and decide. I'm taking it a day at time. I'll talk to the coaches and see what they think."

Howard averaged 5.4 points and 3.2 assists last season, and was expected to be one of the top guards on the team. During the summer, he worked to become more of a coach on the floor -- getting players in the right position, cutting down on his turnovers.

Turgeon still has senior Sean Mosley and sophomore Terrell Stoglin - as well as talented freshman Nick Faust - on the perimeter. But Howard was set to be a key component if the Terps were to make any sort of postseason appearances.

"If healthy, we have a great team," Howard said. "But that's with everyone perfect."

Turgeon is also awaiting word from the NCAA on 7-foot Ukrainian Alex Len. Howard said he has not heard any new information about Len.

While Howard is disappointed, he will spend his time on the mend focusing on the system and X's and O's so he will be ready to roll when he finally gets healthy.

"I was really excited, but it's not like it's life or death. It's still basketball," Howard said. "I'll just keep learning and getting better."

Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:30 pm

Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

Oh look at the Twerping by this tool Point Nexus....

Maryland will be fine playing mediocre teams like Duke?  Duke's mediocre?  If Duke's mediocre then Maryland is pure crapola!

Terps fans are delusional in the first place; they won't 5 ACC games this year....nice of Gary to leave Mark such a crappy roster in the first place...Gary's recruiting at Maryland was MEDIOCRE!

Oh..and what's Gary's record against Duke again?  11-30; something like that...LOL!

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 12:39 am

Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

They should be fine playing mediocre ball clubs like VT Clemson and Dook. ;-)

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

Go Terps!

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:44 pm

Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

I already booked this year as a forgetful one. But now it might be moving into the "trainwreck" zone, similar to Wake Forest last year.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 12:38 pm

Maryland loses Pe'Shon Howard for 2-3 months

We are now down to 7 scholarship players to start the year. and rumors are len wont be eligible either. The one thing Turgeon said that we couldnt afford was injuries. Obviously, but this early? CMON MAN

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