Most of the talk about the Maryland Terrapins during the offseason has centered around Alex Len and the 2013 NBA Draft. Rightfully so, but now that the draft is over and Len is no longer part of the Terrapins, let’s look at a player that no one seems to be talking about. That player is Evan Smotrycz and I bring you this question: can he have an instant impact for Maryland in the 2013-14 college basketball season?
Smotrycz sat out last year, thanks to that whole sitting out a year because a player transferred rule. Coaches don’t have to sit out a year, so I will never understand why most players have to sit out a year.
Anyways, Smotrycz averaged 7.7 points per game for the Michigan Wolverines in the 2011-12 season. He stands at 6’9” and still managed to sink 43.5 percent of his three-point attempts. With that kind of production, he would be a great asset for any team in college hoops, let alone Maryland.
With some talent leaving the team, I would sure hope that Smotrycz has an instant impact. He could very well be a starter in the upcoming season, but I am not the head coach, so I guess I do not get to make those decisions. Still, he has the talent and shooting ability to really shine in the ACC and we could be hearing his name a lot in the 2013-14 season.
However, that is all speculation because who knows how he will be used at Maryland. Whether the case, people should start getting excited about Smotrycz because he could be a big name for the Terrapins in the upcoming season.
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