Maryland Basketball: The Rotation Mark Turgeon Should Implement

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Maryland Basketball: The Rotation Mark Turgeon Should Implement
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Thus far, second-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has tried out plenty of different rotations, whether it be starting lineup alterations, or just playing time increases for certain players.

With no disrespect intended to those schools, there's no risk in tinkering with your rotation against Divison I bottom feeders like Maryland Eastern-Shore and South Carolina State.

Against Maryland-Eastern Shore, Turgeon gave freshmen Jake Layman, Shaquille Cleare and Seth Allen an opportunity to start.

When they faced off against South Carolina State, Charles Mitchell and Logan Aronhalt got starting nods.

But aside from those two games, the starting lineup had remained Alex Len, Dez Wells, James Padgett, Nick Faust and Pe'Shon Howard.

Through nine games, and just four more non-conference games left, here is the rotation that I think Mark Turgeon should implement:

Len, Wells, and Howard should all remain starters. All have proven they are reliable, every game contributors and haven't shown signs of slowing down.

Allen has outplayed Nick Faust, and deserves to start at shooting guard over the sophomore from Baltimore. Mitchell has proved to be more productive than Padgett, and also deserves a starting nod.

Faust, Padgett and Cleare all should receive solid minutes, as the first players off the bench.

Layman and Aronhalt should receive spot minutes, only-subbed in when three-point shooting is lacking.

It's tough to annex two talented players from the rotation, but with ten capable players, that move is inevitable. Layman and Aronhalt are both liabilities in numerous facets of the game.

Each forthcoming slide will feature a breakdown of how my improved rotation will affect each player.

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