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Terps’ James Padgett adjusts to expanded role
Career bests may be the new norm
Whatever hiccups Padgett endures, Turgeon probably will have to live with them. The rest of the frontcourt rotation includes a redshirt freshman (Ashton Pankey), a senior who didn’t even play half as much as Padgett did last year (Berend Weijs) and a walk-on (John Auslander). Freshman center Alex Len will join that mix after Christmas.
In the interim, Padgett will be relied upon to provide significant interior help. After two years of struggling for minutes, he’ll have as many as he can handle – especially this weekend.
“I have a great opportunity to show people what I’m capable of,” Padgett said. “We’re not very deep in scholarship players, so we all have do our best.”
NOTE: Maryland will open next season against Kentucky in the inaugural Barclays Center Classic to be held Nov. 9, 2012 at the new arena in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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