With 20 points and 11 rebounds over the past two games, Maryland freshman Shaquille Cleare seems to be emerging. The heralded freshman is beginning to find his way.
“You see it in practice first. He was getting better in practice,” coach Mark Turgeon said today before the Terps (8-1) practiced for tomorrow night’s game against Monmouth (5-5). “He didn’t get any chance against George Mason. In the last two games, he’s had a chance. I’m happy for him. He’s a good kid."
Cleare is 6-9 and weighs about 265 pounds. “Shaq gets in here, you see bodies kind of bouncing off of him. I’ve never had anyone like him – physically,” Turgeon said. He said opponents have already begun to flop, hoping to attract foul calls.