Every year, ESPN harnesses its vast resources and puts together a helpful list of college basketball's transferring players. This year's list is out on Wednesday, courtesy of the reporters Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman.
Delaware guard Kory Holden, whom Borzello has linked to Maryland, is rated as the top overall transfer in the country. But Holden won't be eligible next season, because he hasn't graduated from Delaware.
Just based on past history, it's very likely Maryland will add a transfer or two before next season, and there's a pretty good chance it will add an immediately eligible grad transfer from somewhere. Just look at his past four Maryland offseasons:
2012: Dez Wells, Logan Aronhalt, Varun Ram, Evan Smotrycz
2013: Jon Graham
2014: Richaud Pack, Robert Carter Jr.
2015: Rasheed Sulaimon
Aronhalt, Pack and Sulaimon have been graduate transfers, and Maryland has added eight scholarship players via the transfer route in the last four years. So it's pretty likely Turgeon will add someone. But who? Let's go to the list:
Kale Abrahamson, 6-8, F, Jr., Drake
Pernell Adgei, 6-7, F, Fr., Loyola (CHI)
Spike Albrecht, 5-11, PG, RS Jr., Michigan
Austin Arians, 6-6, F, Jr., Milwaukee
Tavin Askew, 6-7, PF, Jr., Abilene Christian
Canyon Barry, 6-5, SG, RS Jr., Charleston
Stephen Bennett, 6-9, C, RS Jr., Robert Morris
Malcolm Bernard, 6-6, SF, Jr., Florida A&M
Elisha Boone, 6-3, G, Soph., Saint Peter's
Darrell Bowie, 6-7, SG, RS Jr., Northern Illinois -- IOWA STATE
J.J. Butler, 6-3, G, Sr., Lipscomb
Milos Cabarkapa, 6-11, C, RS Soph., Central Michigan
Sam Cassell Jr., 6-4, PG, RS Jr., Connecticut
Darion Clark, 6-7, F, RS Jr., USC
Talbott Denny, 6-6, PF, Sr., Lipscomb
Hayes Garrity, 6-1, SG, RS Jr., Utah Valley
Savon Goodman, 6-6, F, Jr., Arizona State
Derail Green, 6-7, F, RS Jr., Incarnate Word
P.J. Hardwick, 5-10, PG, Arkansas State
DeAndre Harris, 6-4, SG, Jr., North Texas
Gregory "Pierre" Hayden, 5-8, G, Jr., Hampton
Tony Hicks, 6-2, SG, Sr., Penn -- LOUISVILLE
Marvin Jones, 6-10, C, RS Jr., Kent State
Christian Kessee, 6-1, G, Jr., Coppin State
Mike LaTulip, 6-1, G, RS Jr., Illinois
Cullen Neal, 6-5, SG, Soph., New Mexico (two years remaining) -- considering Ole Miss, Texas A&M
Reggie Patterson, 6-4, G, Jr., Mississippi State
Cartree Pettis, 6-0, PG, RS Jr., Jacksonville (walk-on)
Katin Reinhardt, 6-6, G, RS Jr., USC
Atif Russell, 6-5, F, RS Jr., Pepperdine
Aaron Scales, 6-9, C, Jr., Cleveland State
Akeem Springs, 6-3, G, Jr., Milwaukee
Justus Stanback, 6-9, F, Jr., IUPUI (two years remaining)
Patrick Steeves, 6-7, SF, Jr., Harvard (two years remaining)
Tristan Thomas, 6-2, G, Jr., USC Upstate
DeVon Walker, 6-6, G, Jr., Florida
Karon Waller, 6-4, SG, Sr., Binghamton
Andre Washington, 7-0, C, Sr., Wake Forest
Tafari Whittingham, 6-8, F, Jr., South Alabama
Avery Woodson, 6-2, G, Fr., Memphis
Johnny Zuppardo, 6-8, F, Jr., Mississippi State
That's a long list of names, and it's only going to get lengthier. There are already 41 graduate transfers on the market, eligible to go somewhere and play immediately in 2016-17. Just for experimentation's sake, let's parse this down:
USC's Katin Reinhardt is an interesting idea. He's a career 38 percent three-point shooter between time at UNLV and USC, and at 6'5 and from the Pac-12, there's no reason not to think he couldn't fit somewhere defensively.
If Melo Trimble leaves for the NBA, Maryland might not need guard help, but it probably wouldn't mind it. There's a lot on this list, but in addition to Reinhardt, the power conference guards eligible immediately are Connecticut's Sam Cassell Jr.(who has history with Maryland), Memphis' Avery Woodson, Florida's DeVon Walker, Mississippi State's Reggie Patterson, Illinois' Mike LaTulip and Michigan's Spike Albrecht.
Turgeon has gone beyond the power leagues before. Ram came from Trinity, Aronhalt from Albany and Pack from North Carolina A&T. So that's just a starting point on possibilities, and more will arise in time.
Next season is a long way away. But if Turgeon wants to augment his roster with anything other than high school talent, this is much of the pool he'll have to work with. Do you see any good fits?