With Thursday's announcement that junior forward Jake Layman will be returning for his senior year at Maryland, Mark Turgeon's rotation for next season is starting to come into focus.
The one looming question mark appears to be Drexel transfer Damion Lee, who has been in contact with Turgeon as well as coaches at several other Division I programs.
A 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard, Lee (Calvert Hall) led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring this season (21.4) and was the fifth-highest scorer in the country.
Here are some thoughts on Maryland's rotation – with or without Lee:
The frontcourt seems to be set. Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. and McDonald's All-American Diamond Stone will likely to start at center and power forward, with Layman at small forward.
Damonte Dodd, who started most of his sophomore year at center, would back up Carter. Michael Cekovsky would back up Stone, and Jared Nickens would back up Layman as well as have a chance to start at shooting guard if Lee doesn't come to Maryland.
The backcourt will certainly be a little crowded, but given how good the Terps are expected to be – they are being touted widely as a potential Final Four team – there are going to be plenty of minutes for Turgeon to play with during a majority of his team's games.
If Lee goes elsewhere, Turgeon would have a little more flexibility in terms of his backcourt. Dion Wiley and junior college transfer Jaylen Brantley, a former 4-star recruit who can play both guard positions, would likely share the shooting guard position, with Brantley also seeing time behind Melo Trimble at point.
If Lee were to come to College Park, he would likely start along side Trimble, with Wiley and Brantley as the backups. Lee is supposed to cut down his choices within the next couple of weeks and make his decision before he graduates in June, so he can take part in summer workouts with whichever team he picks.