Andy Enfield got himself another player.
Maryland PG Pe’Shon Howard transfers to USC...
According to the Terrapins, Howard will return home to his native California to be closer to his sick grandmother. He spent three seasons in College Park, including an up-and-down junior year that included a one-game suspension, a stripped captaincy and a late resurgence as Maryland made its deep NIT postseason run.
"I want to thank Coach [Mark] Turgeon for allowing me to pursue an opportunity to complete my final season of college basketball at a university closer to home," Howard said in a press release. "It was a very difficult decision because I really enjoyed my three years as a student-athlete at Maryland, but my grandmother is sick and I feel it is best that I be closer to my family. I love my teammates and wish them the very best and appreciate all of the support and guidance that I received from my coaches."
Howard finished the 2012-13 season averaging 3.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 22.8 minutes per game. He had developed into Turgeon’s go-to perimeter defender, drawing assignments against an opponent’s biggest weapon.
Not the greatest stat line but with the program in disarray this team needs the experience.
As I have said in other posts I am not going to have high expectations for the upcoming season. 2014 is when I expect to see a turnaround.