A few thoughts from future Terrapin Pe'Shon Howard
All week long, Haukur Palsson had been nagging point guard Pe'Shon Howard, a fellow Maryland rising freshman, about wanting to see Howard pass the ball through his legs. Palsson even reminded Howard of his request during Thursday night's Capital Classic at Bender Arena.
So finally, with about 40 seconds left in the game, Howard obliged. Palsson tossed an inbound pass across midcourt to Howard, who reached above his head to grab the ball before spiking it through his legs to Jayvaughn Pinkston, who also was competing on the U.S. All-Star squad.
"I just like passing and throwing some crazy stuff," said Howard, who finished with 14 points and three assists. "I feel like there's always a way I can get it off; I've just got to figure out a way to do it. ... [Palsson] threw it long and I just said, 'Hey J.' He wasn't paying attention, so I just threw it through my legs real quick."
Here's what else Howard had to say after last night's game:
On filling the shoes of departing seniors Greivis Vasquez and Eric Hayes: "It's great. Being a basketball player and being at Oak Hill, you take challenges all the time, so it will just be another big challenge. I mean, those are big shoes to fill for both of them. So I'll be at school early, the first summer school session, getting ready for that."
On his goals for his freshman season: "Just to keep winning and keep up the expectations from last year. I think a lot of people are kind of sleeping on us because we're going to be young, but I just want to work hard and make sure we keep up the same success the team had and maybe go further."
On the aspects of his game he wants to work on over the next few months: "Just my ability to score. Just being able to create my shot. I thought I did a good job [Thursday], but I'd like to have more of a mid-range game and be more balanced so I can score in different ways."
April 16, 2010; 12:11 PM ET
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