Maryland Basketball: Early Look at the Depth Chart

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Nov 29, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mississippi Rebels center Demarco Cox (4) defends Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Robert Carter, Jr. (4) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Robert Carter

Another new addition to the Terps’ roster who is expected to make an immediate impact is Robert Carter, who transferred to Maryland from Georgia Tech. After having to sit out this past season, it is now his time to shine.

As a sophomore with the Yellow Jackets, Carter averaged 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and a block per game. He was one of the top rebounders in the nation and the Terps, who often got out-rebounded a season ago, could definitely benefit from his work on the glass. Not only is Carter a great rebounder, but he has also developed an outside shot, which will make him a viable threat on offense.

If Carter can exceed his level of play as a sophomore, the rest of college basketball better watch out because the Terps will be a force to be reckoned with.

Backup: Ivan Bender

The Terps added the 6-foot-9 Croatian power forward back in January, but he never suited up as he was still recovering from an ACL injury. While playing in the Junior Euroleague, Bender averaged 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game. He is a face-up forward, who could add a different dynamic to an already talented Maryland frontcourt.