Seth Allen spoke about his decision to leave Maryland on WNST out of Baltimore.
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The biggest factor was the idea of not playing point guard with rookie Melo Trimble slated to take the spot when he arrives in the fall. Allen has virtually no hope of making the NBA outside of playing point.
Maryland restricted him from picking a Big Ten school, but that seems unlikely given these comments:
"[The Big Ten] played a little role. It was going to be different. It wasn’t big, though. The Big Ten is a great conference. They’ve got Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State. They have good teams. It’s just, you’re not going to be playing against the Dukes and North Carolinas, like you said. We won’t play against Virginia and N.C. State, all the ACC schools. But you’re still going to play against a great school, a great program, and it’s going to be different. In the ACC, I can speak for my teammates, we pretty much know every player. We know who we’re going to play against, what we’re doing. The scouting report is just to refresh your memory, but you know. In the Big Ten, it’s going to be different. They’re going to have to buckle down and focus."
As it turns out, one of the schools he's considering may be Virginia.
He also touched on Charles Mitchell's situation; his comments there aren't likely to make Mark Turgeon sleep better.
Meanwhile, in light of all the transfers, and with Mitchell possibly still leaving, A.D. Kevin Anderson felt compelled to speak up in support of Turgeon's program.
And in a final Maryland note, Nick Faust, who had committed to Oregon State, has backed out since the Beavers fired coach Craig Robinson.