On Friday, the University of Maryland Men’s basketball program took yet another large blow to the Mark Turgeon era. After a flurry of former players have vacated the roster, Terps fans were optimistic about their incoming recruits. That optimism is slowly turning to neutrality because this time, Turgeon announced that amid police reports, highly recruited big man Trayvon Reed will be disavowed of the opportunity to attend the University of Maryland.
“Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the University of Maryland athletics department,” Turgeon said in a release on Friday.
The release comes after it was first reported by the Baltimore Sun that on Wednesday, Reed was arrested on two counts of second-degree assault, theft of under $100 and resisting arrest.
Had Reed enrolled at the university, he would have been sidelined for a few weeks after suffering a broken ankle in June.
Since Turgeon’s hiring, Maryland has lost several players for various reasons and this time the head coach was unable to control his top 100 recruit. Turgeon has quickly come under scrutiny by the basketball focused local and will be on the hot seat when the Terrapins begin their first season in the Big Ten Conference.