A year ago, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon resisted playing freshman Joshua Tomaic in a couple of games when injuries depleted the team’s frontcourt.
At the time, Turgeon thought Tomaic was not strong enough or savvy enough to compete in the Big Ten. It didn’t appear things had changed when Tomaic played just 17 minutes in the first 11 games this season.
But as injuries to began to ravage his team again with season-ending injuries to forwards Justin Jackson and Ivan Bender, Turgeon knew he had little choice but to play the 6-foot-9 forward from the Canary Islands.
The wait has apparently been worth it for both Tomaic and the Terps.
Going into Monday...