Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transfer from Maryland

Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transfer from Maryland
April 8, 2014, 6:45 pm
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Nick Faust, Shaquille Cleare, and Roddy Peters have asked for and been granted permission to transfer from the Maryland program, a source has confirmed to Comcast SportsNet.

“I really enjoyed coaching Nick, Shaq and Roddy,” head coach Mark Turgeon said in a release from the school on Tuesday evening. “It is unfortunate that they will no longer be a part of the program. I wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”

Peters came to Maryland as one of two players in the Terrapins’ 2013 recruiting class, along with center Damonte Dodd. With guard Seth Allen sitting out due to injury, Peters started a handful of games early in the season, including a 3-0 stretch for Maryland while playing in the Bahamas.

On the season, he averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game, but saw his minutes taper off toward the end of the season.

Shaquille Cleare saw a dip in his overall numbers despite a slight increase in minutes during his sophomore season in College Park. He began the season as the team’s starter at center, but saw less minutes as competition for time on the floor grew with Charles Mitchell, Jonathan Graham, and Damonte Dodd.

He averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Nick Faust spent much of the season as Maryland first option off the bench and had an up-and-down season in that role. He averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

InsideMDSports.com was the first to report the news.

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