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Mosley's First Start

Lost in the shuffle from last night's game was the fact that freshman guard Sean Mosley made his first collegiate start. This wasn't necessarily the most shocking occurence for two reasons:

1) Williams frequently has praised Mosley since the start of practice and had noted Mosley was a member of the starting unit before coming down with an ankle injury that kept him out of practice for a while earlier this month.

2) Sophomore guard Cliff Tucker, the player Mosley replaced in the lineup, had been struggling of late. Tucker was averaging 7.4 points per game while shooting 38.5 percent from the field. He had missed all four of his three-point attempts. Most telling was how quickly Tucker had been pulled from the court in recent games.

In any event, Mosley got the start against the Hoyas. He finished with four points on 2 of 6 shooting to go along with a rebound, a block and a turnover in 28 minutes of action.

When asked what went into the decision to start Mosley over Tucker (who, by the way, played only four minutes against Georgetown and missed his only shot attempt), Williams responded, "Sean played well. We thought it would help us start out well."

When asked whether Mosley's start was a temporary matter or a more permanent gig, Williams said, "We'll see. I don't know."

I would have loved to have been able to ask Mosley about his thoughts on his first collegiate start, but no Maryland players were made available to the media after Sunday night's game. The locker room was not open, as it usually is, and no players accompanied Williams to the post-game press conference.

What did you all think of Mosley's first start? Would you prefer him in the lineup over Tucker? Or is there someone else you'd like to see be given a chance to start?

By Steve Yanda  |  December 1, 2008; 3:44 PM ET
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I know where it came from: it came from JT3 getting stud players in the area (and some out of area) and Gary getting the 2nd tier players in the area (and out of area).

The result was a reflection on the difference in talent between the two teams, and Gary's lax recruiting is the reason for our lack of talent.

It's as simple as that...

Posted by: sargeantmofo | December 1, 2008 11:29 AM

Recruiting top tier players is not the issue. Danny Miller, Travis Garrison, Mike Jones...names ring a bell? All were
McDonalds All Americans and all were tremendous busts. Juan Dixon, Joe Smith, Lonnie Baxter, Steve Francis...names ring a bell? All were 2nd tier recruits who Gary turned into All Americans and All ACC studs.

Please do us all a favor and don't post comments if you don't have any clue what you're talking about.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 1, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

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