Maryland Terps forward Evan Smotrycz out 4-6 weeks
The University of Maryland announced Sunday that the Terps will be without forward Evan Smotrycz for 4-6 weeks with a fractured foot.
This is a big blow for Maryland to take before the start of the season as Smotrycz was to be their starting power forward after averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds per game last season. Smotrycz was a 2012 transfer from Michigan and is known for his 3-point shooting. Maryland is already thin in the front court after Charles Mitchell and Shaquille Cleare decided to transfer after last season. The Terps did add Robert Carter from Georgia Tech, but he will probably not be available this year as he will have to sit because of his switch in programs.
Michal Cekovsky may be a serviceable starter at the 4 spot while Smotrycz recovers. Some think that he may be competing with Damonte Dodd for the starting spot at center because of his height, but some say his role should be that of a power forward. He can get to the basket as well as shoot the three.
Jon Graham could also possibly start at power forward for the beginning of the season. He’s a Penn State player who transferred 2 years ago and actually started two games for the Terps last year. He’s a scrappy player who works hard and knows how to position himself to get rebounds.
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