Terrell Stoglin didn't have the reaction one would expect when discussing his selection to the All-ACC second team earlier this week.
The Maryland sophomore is the league's leading scorer and one of the top scorers in the nation, but wasn't named to the first team.
"It was very disappointing, but at the same time, I'm just going to use it as motivation to get better," Stoglin said Tuesday. "I mean, I can't complain about it so I'll just go forward from there."
Stoglin enters the ACC tournament averaging 21.2 points. On Sunday, he became just the third player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark in only his second season.
Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon hopes to positively use what Stoglin felt was a slight.
"It's a teaching moment for all of our guys that usually the guys that make first team, their team wins -- 6-10 wasn't good enough," Turgeon said. "Now if we could've been 8-8, I think Terrell would've been first team. I really do. ... It's a chance for me to tell him there's more to basketball than scoring."
Guard Nick Faust was also honored by the ACC Monday, as he earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. He had an exceptional finish to the season, averaging 13 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals over the last eight games.
Faust was pleased to follow Stoglin and Jordan Williams in making it three straight years a Terp was named to the team.
"It's just something great to be a part of," he said. "There's a lot of good guys that don't get acknowledged, so I definitely appreciate it."
After seeing the way Faust developed this year and blossomed over the last month, Turgeon is excited for the guard's future.
"I can't imagine where he's going to be a year from now with all the things he's experiencing and going through at such a young age," Turgeon said. "With a kid that's totally committed like him, it's going to be a lot of fun."