Maryland is loaded up on the perimeter

The University of Maryland has the pieces in place to have one of the best backcourts in the country.

Being in the backyard of the single most fertile recruiting ground in the country is a major advantage for the Maryland Terrapins, and they are clearly taking advantage of, especially on the perimeter. In the class of 2013 they pulled in a top point guard prospect in Roddy Peters, and now in 2014 they have a pair of scorers to complement him.

When Mark Turgeon hired Dalonte Hill, the charge for him was to recruiting the Washington D.C. area. Right now that move is paying huge dividends. Hill has always been one of the best at getting players from the DC Assault AAU program, and he did so in 2013 with Peters, and again in 2014 with Romelo Trimble, and now he got one of the best from Team Takeover with Dion Wiley.

Those three pieces, all local kids, give Maryland the makings of one of the best backcourts in the country for a long time to go. While that trio in and of itself is impressive, when Wiley and Trimble arrive on campus, they will have a major battle on their hands for playing time.

That is because Maryland should have a senior small forward in Dez Wells, who might be one of the best wings in the country by that time, a big time senior scorer in Nick Faust, and also a junior combo guard in Seth Allen who really impressed during his freshman season.

When you add the veterans to the trip of Trimble, Wiley, and Peters who will be young, you have the foundation for a squad that can go a long way.

While Peters is the only true point guard of the crew, both Allen and Trimble have shown an ability to be able to play the position. Wiley and Faust are kids who can both really shoot the basketball, and have the size and athleticism to guard multiple positions. Wells is the freight train and freak athlete who gets to the rim at will, and might be one of the better on ball defenders in the league.

All of that combines to give Maryland a stacked perimeter starting in 2014-15, and continuing for years to come. That sort of firepower on the wing is not something that you see often in college basketball, and will be a welcome site for Terps fans as they enter the Big Ten.

It has been a little bit of a rebuilding process for Turgeon since he got the job, but now it is the clear the pieces are in place, and Maryland for the first time in a while is taking complete advantage of the best natural recruiting base in the country.

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