Nick Faust, Roddy Peters, Shaquille Cleare transfer from Maryland
Maryland has granted releases to Nick Faust, Roddy Peters and Shaquille Cleare, as all three have decided to transfer from the program, according to a report from Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports.com on Tuesday evening.
The departure of the trio leaves Mark Turgeon with two open scholarships for the 2014-2015 season, per Ermann.
“I really enjoyed coaching Nick, Shaq and Roddy,” Turgeon said in a statement on Tuesday evening. “It is unfortunate that they will no longer be a part of the program. I wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”
All three saw more than 13 minutes per game this past season. Faust averaged 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Peters, the freshman guard who enrolled at Maryland as a four-star recruit according to Rivals, averaged 4.1 points, 1.3 boards and dished 2.3 assists per game. His role will be filled by incoming freshman Melo Trimble, another four-star point guard.
The 6-foot-9 Cleare posted averages of 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Despite the narrow bump in minutes, Cleare saw decreases in field goal percentage, points and rebounds.
On Monday, Maryland landed a commitment from 2014 center Michal Cekovsky, a 7-footer from Spain. He and Trimble are part of an incoming class which includes Dion Wiley, Trayvon Reed and Jared Nickens.
Maryland finished 17-15 (9-9 ACC), the Terrapins final season in the conference. They will move to the Big Ten Conference this fall.