Two bits of bad news today for Maryland fans, as Pe’Shon Howard has been sidelined for up to three months with a broken bone in his foot and superstar 2012 recruit Mitch McGary eliminated Maryland from contention.
Howard broke a small bone in his left foot and will be out for ten to twelve weeks, taking him out until at least the conference opener at North Carolina State on January 8. This severely hurts the already hampered depth of the squad, as Maryland is now left with three scholarship guards available over the next three months – Sean Mosley, Terrell Stoglin and Nick Faust.
Howard averaged 5.4 points and 3.2 assists in 33 games last year. With him out, the most likely starter at point guard is Stoglin, with Faust at shooting guard and Mosley at small forward.
McGary announced on his blog that he’s narrowed his list down to three teams – Florida, Duke and Michigan. On the Terps, he said “I love Maryland, but I just don’t think that it’s the best fit for me”.
That means the Terps will be left to focus on other 2012 big men – like Amile Jefferson, Robert Upshaw, Robert Carter, and Charles Mitchell.