The first ever college basketball game at the Barclays Center was supposed to be a coronation for the defending national champions. The problem was, no one told Maryland.
With Dez Wells, the Terps have all the looks of an NCAA Tournament team and a squad that should present a formidable opening test for Kentucky.
The NCAA’s decision to allow Dez Wells to play this season for Maryland immediately changes the landscape of the entire ACC.
It’s easy to see the progress that this program has made in just one year under Turgeon. Maryland is deeper, bigger and savvier than they were at this time last year, and that will only be enhanced if Wells is allowed to play this season.
UMass boasts one of the Atlantic 10′s best back courts with do-everything floor general Chaz Williams and Jesse Morgan, a burgeoning off guard who could be one of the league’s best defenders.