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.
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