Maryland Basketball: Early Look at the Depth Chart

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Mar 15, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon (14) moves the ball up the court against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the semifinals of the ACC college basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Duke defeated North Carolina State 75-67. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Rasheed Sulaimon

As weird as it will be to see a former Blue Devil in a Maryland Terrapins uniform, I’m sure Terps fans will not complain when Sulaimon is doing big things in that uniform. Here’s a guy who had a falling out at Duke for whatever reason and was forced to accept reduced minutes in a crowded backcourt in Durham. Looking at that situation from a distance, it may be easy to forget how talented Sulaimon actually is. There’s a reason he went to Duke in the first place.

Sulaimon is a do-it-all type of player. He is solid offensively and excels as a slasher getting to the rim. He’s also been reliable, in the past, for knocking down wide open shots. With all of the firepower on this roster, he won’t need to do too much offensively. Where he will be relied on most heavily, is on the defensive end. On most nights, Sulaimon will likely be tasked with guarding the opposing teams best perimeter player. With his length and athleticism, he is definitely an upgrade at the position.

 Backup: Dion Wiley

Wiley’s play as a freshman was somewhat inconsistent, but much else can be expected from such a young kid. Although he struggled at times last season, he is one of the more promising players on Maryland’s roster.

Wiley was ranked as the third best player in the state of Maryland by ESPN as a senior in high school. As a freshman, he averaged 13.5 minutes per game and only averaged 4.1 points a clip, but he should have an increased role in the upcoming season.

He is a gifted athlete and a pretty good shooter, so with a little more development, Wiley should be very valuable for the Terps next season.