Mark Turgeon just broke the news that junior point guard Pe’Shon Howard has been suspended from the Terrapins basketball team for an unspecified violation of team rules. While no concrete timetable on the length of this suspension has been set Turgeon noted that Howard would not be on the bench for the Duke game but that “he’ll miss one game, maybe two, maybe three…I want him to learn from his decisions,”.
Despite Howard having lost his spot at the Terrapins starting point guard he had appeared to come around as of late having compiled an assist to turnover ratio of 2.5/1 while also shooting 50% from the field in his last three games despite only seeing an average of 13 minutes of action a night. Howard’s absence puts even more of an onus on the younger players on this roster as now Seth Allen will be thrust back in to ball handling duties along with Nick Faust. It is still unknown which of the two will wind up being the starting point guard tomorrow evening when the Terps and Blue Devils take the floor.
This suspension continues what has been a rollercoaster ride of a junior season for Pe’Shon Howard. After coming off of a knee injury which sidelined him for the bulk of his sophomore year Howard struggled at times to get back into the swing of things on the floor which led to his subsequent benching and the revolving door at the point guard position we have all followed for the past few weeks. Hopefully Howard learns the lesson which Turgeon is attempting to impose upon him because despite how unproductive Howard has seemed at times on the floor he is the only true scholarship level point guard on this roster. Check back to TerrapinStationMD.com for more details on this suspension as they become available.