Three players who transferred out of the Maryland program after the 2013-14 season will take part in the NIT, as reflected in the bracket for the tournament released on Sunday.
Charles Mitchell, Georgia Tech
Mitchell was the only one of the five players to leave Maryland who was able to play immediately at his next school. So now in his second season at Georgia Tech, he nearly posted a double-double per game of 9.9 points and 9.8 rebounds.
CSN spoke with Mitchell after his team lost to Virginia in the ACC tournament. You can read that here.
Georgia Tech is No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 Houston.
Nick Faust, Long Beach State
Faust had the most circuitous route after leaving Maryland, first committing to Oregon State until head coach Craig Robinson was fired shortly after. While being the focus of the offense this season, his scoring increased to 17.1 points per game on career high shooting marks of 43.9 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from three.
Long Beach State will be a No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 seed Washington. If they win and beat the winner of San Diego State-IPFW, it presents the possibility that LBSU would face Georgia Tech.
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech
The Hokies lost to Miami in the ACC tournament last week, which came after a strong end to the season where Buzz Williams’ team had won six straight games.
On the year, Allen averaged 14.6 points on 39 percent shooting. He was named to the All-ACC tournament Second Team. Virginia Tech will be a No. 3 seed in the NIT and face Princeton in the first round.
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