- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Maryland shooting guard Dion Wiley underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in right knee on Tuesday and may miss the entire upcoming season.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard is expected to miss four months after suffering the injury at practice last Thursday. Wiley did not play in an exhibition win over Southern New Hampshire on Friday.

“I am really disappointed for Dion because he worked so hard in the offseason and was playing at a very high level,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “This is a big loss for our team as Dion was expected to be our starting shooting guard. Our doctors were encouraged about the surgery and we know that Dion will work tirelessly to return to the court.”

Jared Nickens, a 6-foot-7 sophomore guard, started in Wiley’s place on Friday and scored 10 points. Depth shouldn’t be a problem for the No. 3 Terrapins. Rasheed Sulaimon, the 6-foot-4 senior transfer from Duke, and Jaylen Brantley, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, round out a stellar backcourt rotation to run alongside all-Big Ten sophomore point guard Melo Trimble. Sulaimon and Brantley combined for nine points off the bench against Southern New Hampshire.

Wiley played in all 35 games as a freshman last season. The Oxon Hill native averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He recorded a career-high 19 points and six rebounds against VMI on Nov. 30.

The Terrapins open their season on Friday at 7 p.m. against Mount St. Mary’s in College Park. In the 2014-15 campaign, Maryland had a school-record 26 regular-season wins, held the second seed in the Big Ten tournament and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament.

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