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Profiles in Terpage: Varun Ram

Our series continues with the smallest player on the team. What can we expect to see from the feisty point guard this season?

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Varun Ram, Senior, Guard, No. 21


Height: 5'9"


Twitter: @VRam_21

Collegiate Stats: 0.6ppg, 0.8rpg, 0.6apg

Recruiting rankings: N/A

Who Maryland beat: N/A, transferred from Trinity College (Conn.)

High School: River Hill High School, MD

Hometown: Clarksville, MD

How'd He Get to College Park?

Ram originally started his college career at Trinity College under head coach Jamie Cosgrove, winning MVP honors of the Trinity College tournament and UMass Boston tournament. After just one season at Trinity, Ram decided to transfer back home, and take a step up in competition at the University of Maryland.

Profiling the entire team

After sitting out a season, Ram was thrown right into action during the 2013-2014 basketball season. Playing in 12 games for the Terps, Ram was feisty on defense, quick around the court, and a clear hard worker. With the point guard position being a shaky position for head coach Mark Turgeon, Ram got his chance and showed what he could do.

Averaging just under a point per game in his action, Ram was known for his defense and passing when he was on the court. While other point guards struggled with turnovers, Ram brought energy and tenacity to the court.

Career Highlight:

In a game against Marist at the Paradise Jam tournament, Ram collected a career high in minutes (19) and assists (3). This is where the fans got to see how tenacious a player Ram is.

Dream Season:

Ram gets his chance and shines. He shows that he can score, and provides the rock solid defense he is capable of. He gets into every game and makes an impact with his energy.

2014 Prospectus:

The reality is simple: Melo Trimble is the point guard for Maryland, and Ram is likely not to see much time. In the event Ram is needed, there is no doubt he will be ready to play, but that seems fairly unlikely at this point. Mark Turgeon has a slew of options to turn to before Ram, and he would likely turn to them if needed.

While Ram adds the characteristics you like in a player, the reality is he isn't high on the depth chart, and the only times he will be seen are in blowouts. This does not diminish the player that Ram is, it's just the reality of the depth chart.

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