After Pe'Shon Howard announced that he was transferring from Maryland this spring, the immediate question became who would share point guard duties with incoming freshman Roddy Peters? Would Nick Faust and Seth Allen split time at the position with Peters? Would it be just Faust or just Allen? Well, on Wednesday Mark Turgeon answered that question:
.@CoachTurgeon on Seth Allen "He'll play most of the minutes for us at PG next season. It'll be him and Roddy Peters."— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 24, 2013
You can listen to the entire interview here.
Many people expected Peters to immediately step into the starting point guard spot in 2013-2014, but based on this, it seems as if Allen will be starting there and Roddy will be backing him up off the bench. That would likely mean that the starting five would be: Allen, Faust, Wells, Smotrycz, and Mitchell, or some similar combination.
Turgeon also acknowledged that trouble at point guard last season inhibited Alex Len from reaching his full potential:
.@CoachTurgeon on Alex Len at Maryland "We weren't a good shooting team + we didn't have a set PG. That affected Alex."— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 24, 2013
Point guard play in 2013-2014 is going to be key for Maryland. Hopefully Allen can do a good job running the offense. Last season, Allen averaged 2.3 assists per game and 1.9 turnovers per game. If Seth and Maryland are going to be successful this season, Allen is going to have to have a much better assist to turnover ratio.
If Allen is spending most of his time at the point, you have to wonder if Roddy Peters will play some shooting guard next season. Many people forget that Peters, in addition to his ball handling skills, has a great shooting stroke, which should be useful for Maryland and allow them to run some unique sets on offense.
What are your thoughts on Allen running the point?