With Maryland's first game of the season coming up on Sunday, when the Terps will take on Catholic in an exhibition game at the Comcast Center, Mark Turgeon and a few Maryland players spoke after practice today.
Here are some of the highlights.
First, an update on Seth Allen:
Turgeon says 10 weeks for Seth Allen's recovery. Clean bone break, doctors put a screw in. Return pegged around second week of January.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 1, 2013
Based on that information, Seth would return to action on either January 12th at Florida State or January 15th vs. Notre Dame.
After Seth went down, Dez Wells, who Mark Turgeon has praised repeatedly for his leadership, did this:
When Seth Allen got hurt, Dez Wells grabbed everyone and took control of the PG role. "Follow me," he told the #Terps.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 1, 2013
So that is the start of how Dez eventually became the starting point guard. And if he's getting advice about being a point guard, I'm glad he's getting it from this guy:
Wells hinted that he had a talk with his mentor Chris Paul after learning he would move to point guard. #Terps— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) November 1, 2013
Mark Turgeon again confirmed that Dez would be running the point on Sunday against Catholic but didn't really commit to anything beyond that:
Turgeon reiterates that Dez Wells will start at point guard for the #Terps in Sunday's exhibition, but didn't commit to anything past that— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) November 1, 2013
In other news, Jake "Sunshine" Layman, who is from Massachusetts, decided to grow a playoff beard for the Red Sox. Here is a photo of it, presented without comment:
This is Jake Layman's Red Sox playoff beard, three weeks in the making. pic.twitter.com/mWxV1a58OT— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 1, 2013
Also of note was that Maryland has made contact with the NCAA but no decision has been reached about the waiver request of Penn State transfer Jonathan Graham. Additionally, there was no update on Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill.