In the aftermath of Seth Allen’s departure from Maryland, Mark Turgeon said that he accepted the responsibility for what had become a mass exodus from College Park since the end of the season.
Turgeon also said that he was going to change the way he would try to rebuild the program by looking as much at fifth-year seniors with immediate eligibility and traditional transfers who have to sit out a year as he did at high school players.
Having signed Richaud Pack, a shooting guard who averaged 17 points per game and graduated from North Carolina A&T after playing there two years, Turgeon has turned his attentions to a pair of highly sought transfers with two years of eligibility remaining.
The Terps hosted Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter for a two-day visit that ended Thursday, and according to a source, they will do the same with West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson this weekend.
Carter, a 6-foot-8 power forward who averaged nearly 12 points per game as a sophomore while missing 10 games with a torn meniscus, certainly would be an upgrade over Charles Mitchell, who last week became the fifth player to leave.
Henderson, a 6-4 shooting guard who also averaged around 12 points as a sophomore for the Mountaineers, has been compared athletically with former Terps guard Nick Faust, but he is a better shooter and more efficient ballhandler.
According to ESPN, which broke the news of Henderson’s visit, the Terps are competing with UCLA, Wake Forest and N.C. State for Henderson, who grew up in Raleigh, N.C.
ESPN has reported that the competition for Carter also includes St. John’s, Kansas and South Carolina.
Speaking of those who have left Maryland, Faust (City) is the only player who hasn’t landed. The 6-6 shooting guard, who has one year of eligibility remaining, had initially committed to Oregon State but reopened his search after Craig Robinson was fired.
Faust told ESPN earlier this week that he was considering St. John’s, Providence, Long Beach State, Wichita State and Alabama-Birmingham. Former Terps assistant Rob Ehsan is now an assistant at UAB.