Maryland Basketball: Early Look at the Depth Chart

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Dec 30, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon reacts to a play during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland basketball program is on the rise and it did not take very long to do so. The Terps suffered some disappointment after getting knocked off by the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Round of 32 in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Now, Mark Turgeon‘s squad is an early favorite to take home the national championship next season.

Ever since losing in the tournament, things just seem to have been falling into place for the Terrapins.  Freshman sensation Melo Trimble and star forward Jake Layman both tested the waters, but ultimately decided to return to College Park for one more season. The Terps have also brought in a solid group of recruits, which is headlined by five-star center Diamond Stone out of Milwaukee.

Maryland really catapulted themselves up to the top of the 2015-16 preseason rankings after former Duke swingman Rasheed Sulaimon decided to join the Terps after being dismissed by the Duke basketball program during the season.

There is no question that Maryland has all of the necessary pieces to be able to contend for a national championship next season, but the same could have been said about Kentucky the past couple of seasons. It’s like a puzzle. The pieces must match up and fit well together. If they don’t, the Terps could be just another “what if?” story.

Here’s a look at the Maryland basketball depth chart, as it should stand right now.