Maryland Basketball Media Day: Mark Turgeon Discusses New Recruit

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: Head coach Mark Turgeon of the Texas A&M Aggies reacts in the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon gave his first media address of the season at the Terps' media day on Wednesday.

New Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon spoke for several minutes on Wednesday as part of Maryland basketball's media day. Most of the tidbits were typical preseason kinds of things. The most noteworthy part of Turgeon's address centered around incoming recruit Alex Len, a Ukranian big man whom the Terps signed late in the recruiting process.

It remains unclear whether Len will be declared eligible to play for this season or whether he will have to wait until next year. Turgeon said he's not sure how much the team can expect from him. Via Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times:

Turgeon on Len's eligibility: "With everything Alex's been through, it could be no games, it could be four games, it could be a year ..."

If eligible, the Ukranian big man would provide a huge boost to a Terps team that lacks size. Maryland lost Jordan Williams to the NBA, which leaves a big hole in the pivot.

Turgeon also discussed the Terps' low preseason expectations, saying he plans on using it as motivation.

For complete coverage of Maryland Madness and the Terps, please visit Testudo Times.

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