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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Roddy Peters ' plan to claim Maryland's starting point guard job suffered a significant setback in December when the Suitland senior underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. Doctors told Peters at the time that he probably wouldn't be back on the court at full strength until July or August. But the future Terp had a different timeline in mind.  “I'm back now. It ain't an injury no more,” said Peters, who signed with Maryland in November. “I'm like 97 percent. Another week before I'm back.” In the aftermath of his surgery, Peters went to physical therapy twice a week and worked out separately every other day. He's maintained his stamina through consistent treadmill work, and he's focused recently on “a lot of shoulder stuff” in the weight room.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Maryland freshman Dion Wiley's summer began the day he reported to school in early June for classes, official team workouts and pickup games. When his new Terps teammates went home for a couple of weeks in mid-August, Wiley's basketball education continued in Europe. In what was the first trip out of the country for the 18-year-old from Prince George's County, Wiley was part of a regional all-star team of college players that spent more than a week in England, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
It seemed like a perfect plan. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon would start the 2013-14 season with sophomore Seth Allen at point guard and bring Roddy Peters off the bench to help the freshman get adjusted to the speed and physicality of the college game. Eventually, Turgeon would have to decide between the two, but given Allen's ability as a player who could score in bursts, it seemed that the Terps would ultimately go with Peters at the point and Allen at his natural wing position.
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Editor's note: Each week,  InsideMDSports.com  provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. The past month was slow for hoops recruiting, thanks to the NCAA's limitation of early "open" periods. But with coaches allowed to hit the road again beginning last week, the pace in the class of 2015 has picked up considerably. Because of his growing interest in St. James point guard Justin Robinson , it seems Terps coach Mark Turgeon didn't press for a commitment from Kevin Dorsey . New offers Maryland handed out a couple of offers Tuesday to a pair of top-50 guards in Eric Davis and Prince Ali . It initially was thought that Mark Turgeon wouldn't pursue guards in 2015, but the transfers of Seth Allen and Roddy Peters, combined with transfer Terry Henderson's selection of North Carolina State, has him in the market for at least one and perhaps two in this recruiting class.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio  -- Maryland's point guard situation remains in flux after Wednesday's 76-60 loss to No. 5 Ohio State at Value City Arena. It will be interesting to see what Terps coach Mark Turgeon does going forward. Turgeon started Dez Wells at the point against the Buckeyes, but the 6-5 junior struggled mightily against Ohio State senior Aaron Craft, arguably the best on-the-ball defender in the country. Wells barely could get a shot off in the first 10 minutes, missed his first five and didn't score at all in the first 18 minutes.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
The Dez Wells point guard experiment is not over. But Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said today that freshman Roddy Peters is the team's best option at the position. “Roddy is our best point guard offensively, and he's getting better defensively,” Turgeon told reporters as the team prepared for Thursday night's game at Boston College - the season's first Atlantic Coast Conference contest. “I loved the way he finished the [George Washington] game. He stepped up and made those free throws like he was just shooting in the park or shooting in an empty gym. " Wells was pressed into service at point guard when sophomore Seth Allen broke his foot before the season.
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By Josh Stirn and Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. When the name Alani Moore (DeMatha, 2016) gets brought up among those who have seen him play, you often hear three descriptions of his game: 'floor general,' 'toughness,' and 'fearless.' D.C. Assault's 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard has used those intangibles to impress Division I coaches at the highest levels and overcome his lack of prototypical size.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
The Century boys basketball team (15-3) has won 11 straight games, and coach George Wunder says it's no coincidence that the streak began when point guard Brad Schuler was inserted into the starting lineup. The junior has made an impressive transition to varsity from junior varsity, bringing strong defense, court savvy and fierce competitiveness that has been infectious. He's averaging three points, two assists, two rebounds and a steal per game. During the spring, Schuler is plays defense on the Knights' lacrosse team.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
The Maryland men's basketball season begins a week from Friday against Connecticut, which doesn't leave much time for the Terps to adjust to a new starting point guard. What had been a clear-cut choice for months became clouded Wednesday, when it was announced that sophomore Seth Allen will be out eight to 10 weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot during practice Tuesday. Though he would not publicly discuss Allen's replacement, coach Mark Turgeon wrote in a text message to The Baltimore Sun that junior Dez Wells will shift over to the starting point guard spot with freshman Roddy Peters serving as his backup.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Even before sophomore point guard Seth Allen broke his foot in practice Tuesday night, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had toyed with the idea of giving Dez Wells more time running the team Turgeon had started doing it the day after a private scrimmage against Villanova a couple of weeks ago and again at a public intrasquad workout Saturday at Comcast Center. "He has been our vocal leader, for him to run the point is kind of a natural for him," Turgeon said Friday.  Wells will start at point guard Sunday when the Terps hold their lone exhibition game in College Park against Division III Catholic University and when Maryland opens the season Nov. 8 against Connecticut in Brooklyn.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Periodically, Mike Pringle's phone beeps with a text message from a teammate on the Baltimore Stallions' 1995 Canadian Football League champions. Check this out , the message reads, followed by a link to game-action highlights of a gifted college basketball player. The texts are from Elfrid Payton Sr., the Stallions' star defensive end. The videos are of his son, Elfrid Jr., who's expected to be a first-round selection in Thursday's NBA draft. Pringle watches the highlights in awe. "He [Elfrid Sr.]
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Editor's note: Each week,  InsideMdSports.com  provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Earlier this week, Paul VI (Va.) and Team Takeover standout  Kevin Dorsey  sounded in no rush to make a commitment. But after his unofficial visit to Maryland on Friday, his plans seemed to have changed. "I really loved it there. Hopefully, I'll make the decision soon," said Dorsey, a 6-foot rising senior who appears to be Maryland's top point guard target in the class of 2015.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps football team's 2015 class gets bigger. Like, a lot bigger. Football recruiting --The Terps added five commits to their class of 2015: Fort Hill running back/athlete Ty Johnson , quarterback Gage Shaffer , Potomac defensive tackle Keiron Howard , defensive back Kareem Ali and lineman Mbi Tanyi . -- Class of 2015 defensive back target Marcus Lewis , a Florida commit, ...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Bishop O'Connell (Va.) boys basketball coach Joe Wootten had a simple message for his senior point guard after the Knights lost back-to-back games to league rivals DeMatha and St. John's (D.C.) in mid-February. With opponents focused on stopping Melo Trimble after he scored a school-record 47 points two days before losing to DeMatha, Wootten told the Maryland signee to start involving his teammates more in their offense. "Teams would just collapse in the paint on him when he drove, and we said to him, 'Melo, you've got to learn when to dump it off,' " Wootten recalled Wednesday.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Point guard Keith Shamburger, who played last season at Hawaii after two years at San Jose State, tweeted Tuesday night that he has received an offer to play at Maryland. The 5-11, 170-pound Shamburger started all but one game of his three-year career, averaging better than 9 points and 5 assists for the 20-11 Rainbow Warriors last season. Shamburger will be eligible to play right away as a graduate student. Shamburger is known as a reliable ballhandler (2.5-1 assist to turnover)
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April 11, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Of the three men's basketball players who are transferring from Maryland (Nick Faust, Shaquille Cleare and Roddy Peters), which is Mark Turgeon going to miss the most? Don Markus:  The quick answer would be none of the above, considering that Maryland is coming off one of its most disappointing seasons in recent memory.
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By Josh Stirn and Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. After establishing an early relationship with St. John's (D.C.) point guard Anthony Cowan during his freshman season at Good Counsel last year, Mark Turgeon decided it was time to make him only the second known member of the Class of 2016 with a Maryland offer. Cowan, who plays with DC Assault during the summer, joined Mustapha Heron on that short list Saturday while visiting for the Maryland football game against Old Dominion.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
COLLEGE PARK -- During his college career at Kansas, Mark Turgeon can remember Jayhawks coach Larry Brown constantly barking in his ear, more often telling the young point guard what he had done wrong than what he had done right. "Every day, he was on me," the second-year Maryland coach recalled. A quarter-century later, Turgeon is doing the same with his point guards, junior starter Pe'Shon Howard and freshman reserve Seth Allen. Despite Howard's lack of scoring and Allen's occasional turnover binges, Turgeon is much happier with his team's point guard play than he was a year ago. "Our point guard play has been a lot better to this point than I thought it would be, but it has to be better once league play starts," Turgeon said recently.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
Maryland basketball fans had been clamoring all throughout the team's disappointing 17-15 season for third-year coach Mark Turgeon to do a makeover of the roster before the program joined the Big Ten. On Tuesday, what seemed like pure mid-winter fantasy became reality when three players - junior guard Nick Faust (City), sophomore center Shaquille Cleare and freshman point guard Roddy Peters - were granted their release to transfer. The moves came as Turgeon also prepared for the departure of assistant coach Scott Spinelli, who is expected to be named to a similar position at Boston College later this week.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Dyzhanay Burton City, senior, guard * One of the area's top point guards since her freshman year, she assumed more leadership and more scoring responsibility * Averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game as the No. 6 Knights reached the Baltimore City and sectional finals * Had 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals in 54-51 loss to No. 4 Poly in sectional final * Repeat first-team selection scored...
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