Maryland Terrapins' Backcourt Could Be Really Good

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The Maryland Terrapins will be losing their big man Alex Len for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but luckily the team could still have a very good backcourt.

Returning to the team is leading scorer Dez Wells and fellow guard Nick Faust.

Wells averaged 13.1 points per game last season, while Faust averaged 9.4 points per game and 2.5 assists per game. Those two alone would be a pretty solid backcourt, but the incoming freshman is what is going to help make Maryland’s guard play so good.

Incoming will be Roddy Peters, who is ranked No. 52 in the class of 2013, according to ESPN. Peters could easily start in the upcoming season, which would mean that the Terps would be going with a three-guard set.

Seth Allen is another guard that could see the court quite a bit in the upcoming season. He averaged 7.8 points per game and 2.3 assists per game last season, while playing 22 minutes per game on average.

Those four guards will help make up one of the best backcourts in the ACC. With that said, teams like Duke always seem to have great guard play and the conference will be packed with future NBA talent like always.

Wells is the most important player on this team, though, and it will be up to him to lead Maryland to victory and possibly the NCAA tournament. That does not mean that the other three guards mentioned above or other players on this team will not have an impact though–basketball is kind of a team sport.

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