Change has swept through Maryland during the offseason, and the Terrapins will need to adapt in order to be successful in the ACC.
New head coach Mark Turgeon is ready to facilitate that transition.
Gary Williams, who led the team to a national championship in 2002 and an ACC Tournament title in 2004, retired in May after coaching the Terrapins for 22 years.
Replacing Williams as head coach is former Texas A&M head coach Turgeon — who inherits a team that went 7-9 in conference play last season and 19-14 overall.
On the court, senior guard Sean Mosley will likely lead the team and head up the frontcourt’s efforts to fill the void left by former Terrapin forward Jordan Williams.
Williams, who averaged 32 minutes and 16.9 points for the team last season, left Maryland early and was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft.
Turgeon thinks that Mosley is ready to accept his new role.
“He’s got a chance to be one of the best I’ve been around,” he said. “He’s got great leadership skills. He’s a great kid. He’s a great role model. He’s been through it all since he’s been here, and I think he respects coaching.”
Sophomores Terrell Stoglin and Pe’Shon Howard will likely join Mosley in the starting five.