Maryland guard Seth Allen reportedly commits to Virginia Tech

Maryland guard Seth Allen reportedly commits to Virginia Tech
May 10, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Former Maryland guard Seth Allen has committed to Virginia Tech, Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com is reporting and the rising junior appeared to confirm via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

Allen and three other players have transferred out of the Maryland program since the end of the 2013-14 season. He now enters a Virginia Tech program that is under the tutelage of first-year head coach Buzz Williams.

Earlier this week, Allen appeared on WNST Radio in Baltimore and alluded to the idea that a commitment could be imminent.

“This is the last school I’m going to pick, so I don’t want to go 100 miles per hour,” he said. “I think I’ll announce it maybe in the next week or two. I’m not 100 percent sure yet, but as far as that goes, like I said I don’t want to go 100 miles per hour. People will hear soon.”

The start of Allen’s sophomore year at Maryland was delayed due to a foot injury that he suffered in late October, shortly before the start of the regular season.

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He remained sidelined until December after undergoing surgery and ultimately averaged 13.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.

In the same interview with WNST, Allen stressed his desire to play the point guard, citing his lack of height and how that would project at the next level.

If Allen's success against Virginia Tech is any indication of how he will play with them, the signs are positive. In a Feb. 1 win over the Hokies in Blacksburg, Allen scored 16 points while adding seven assists and five rebounds.

As a pure scorer and shooter, he was projected to get major minutes at Maryland this coming season and compete for the starting job with incoming freshman Romelo Trimble. He will now sit out due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Though he cannot play right away, the time off could be a positive for Allen.

On the younger side for his class, he has also said that he is yet to reach 100 percent since undergoing surgery to repair his broken foot this fall. The additional rehab and practice should give him the opportunity to do so.

Also rumored to have been in the mix for Allen was ACC champion Virginia, among others.

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