Guard Seth Allen Leaves Maryland Basketball

Friday, May 2, 2014  |  Updated 8:57 PM EDT
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Men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon's first recruit at the University of Maryland -- point guard Seth Allen -- is the fourth player to transfer this month. Dianna Russini reports.

Dianna Russini

Men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon's first recruit at the University of Maryland -- point guard Seth Allen -- is the fourth player to transfer this month. Dianna Russini reports.

Guard Seth Allen is leaving the Maryland basketball program.

The school announced Friday that Allen has been granted a request to be released. In two seasons with Maryland, Allen averaged 10 points over 56 games.

“I've grown close to Seth and his family over the past few years, so I am disappointed he has decided to leave Maryland,” coach Mark Turgeon said.

After missing the first 12 games of last season with a broken foot, Allen averaged 13.4 points and three assists. His best game came against Florida State, when he scored 32 points.

With a strong recruiting class coming in, Maryland has lost four players since the end of its 17-15 season: Allen, forward Nick Faust, center Shaq Cleare and guard Roddy Peters.

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