Alex Len was pretty good in his freshman season for the Maryland Terrapins, but they will have to restart at the center position since he decided to take his talents to the NBA. That is where Shaquille Cleare comes in and he will have to replace Len in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Cleare did not have the best year for the team, averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. However, he did only average 12 minutes per game, so that had a lot to do with it.
Unlike Len, though, Cleare is not 7’1”. In fact, he is only 6’9”. At the very least, he did make 58 percent of his shots. He will likely not lead the team in scoring in the upcoming season, but he should be decent on the boards and he will score more than 3.7 points per game.
Cleare is definitely not getting the most hype on this team entering the year. That would have to go to Dez Wells, who is the returning leading scorer. However, I am sure many people want to see what Cleare has and how he will do for the team in the upcoming season.
Still, someone has to replace Len at the big man position and that should be Cleare. He did not have a big impact for the team in his freshman season, but he is going to have to in his second year in college hoops if this team plans on competing in the ACC.
Whether the case, who knows if the Terps will be talented enough to dance since it did not even make it last year. Improving on that 25-13 record would be great, but getting to 25 wins once again would be quite the achievement.
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