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“I think I’ve prepared well, but we will see in the first game against Kentucky,” Len said.

For his part, Turgeon is optimistic Len will be a greater part of the Terps’ offense than in his debut season.

“He’s further along,” Turgeon said. “There’s no doubt about it. I think our players know to throw him the ball from the summer. He’s a weapon, and they know Alex will pass it if he’s being double teamed. He had much more game than he was able to show last year, and I think you’ll be able to see his game. We could see parts of it in practice, but he has so much more game in him that we’ll bring out.”

Notes: Turgeon said junior point guard Pe’Shon Howard “looks great” seven months removed from reconstructive knee surgery and will try some live work during workout sessions later this week. Howard is expected to be ready to work at full-speed when practice begins next month. …

• The Terps announced their annual Maryland Madness event will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, with doors opening at Comcast Center at 6 p.m. The men’s basketball team is scheduled to be introduced around 7:45 p.m. Admission is free. 

• With Sam Cassell Jr.’s ineligibility, Auslander was placed back on scholarship. Cassell will attend Chipola Junior College, according to several published reports.