Mar 13, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Nick Faust (5) and guard Seth Allen (4) react after the game. The Seminoles defeated the Terrapins 67-65 in the second round of the ACC college basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

RUMOR HAS IT: Seth Allen May Transfer


 

Earlier today, Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) reported that a source is saying the Maryland Terrapins junior guard Seth Allen has asked for his release from the program.

The news, if true, would mark the fourth transfer this offseason for Maryland after guards Nick Faust and Roddy Peters left, as well as big man Shaquille Cleare. So far, nothing has been confirmed and Mark Turgeon has categorically denied the report to more than one source:

Granted, this exact same thing was said when I broke the report earlier in the offseason about Nick Faust leaving. This could give one the false assumption that Turgeon denying the release actually happened is just a semantics issue. There is a chance that nothing has happened yet, or that Turgeon isn’t going down without a fight (if Allen did, in fact, ask for a transfer).

Right now, there’s no updates occurring right now, and the only assumption that can be made is that Allen isn’t leaving based on Turgeon’s comments. Still, this amount of turnover during one offseason is a very bad sign for the program, if this turns out to be true. Despite a very solid class coming into College Park, the Terps can’t afford to lose one of their best players and expect to progress further. Allen was improving by leaps and bounds under Mark Turgeon, leaving doesn’t seem like a logical move for someone who just kept getting better.

We’ll keep you updated as the story progresses….

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  • Keith McManus

    he looked happy enough saturday at md day.

    • Michael Willis

      I can’t even believe the rumor has legs, to be honest. Never seemed like the one to leave, and why now?

  • clevesanterp

    I’m really hoping it isn’t true unless Mark Turgeon has something up his sleeve and has a player that can come in and replace him. There may also be room for a power forward as well if Mitchell winds up leaving too.

    • Michael Willis

      I’m with you, but I think Mitchell ends up staying. Still, when you think about it, he has a logical reason to leave. The Terps seems committed to Smotrycz at the 4, and Chuck isn’t a center. If they’re bringing in two centers right now, where does he fit?