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Three players to transfer from Maryland basketball program

Ex-Maryland guard Nick Faust averaged 9 points a game last season. (Anthony Nesmith/Cal Sport Media via AP Images) Ex-Maryland guard Nick Faust averaged 9 points a game last season. (Anthony Nesmith/Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Maryland basketball players sophomore center Shaquille Cleare, junior guard Nick Faust and freshman guard Roddy Peters were granted permission to transfer, the school announced Tuesday.

Last week, Maryland was over the limit of scholarship players, having 13 in the program. The Terrapins went 17-15 last season, ending with a loss to Florida State in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Cleare averaged three points and 2.5 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game last season, and averaged 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 69 career games with the school.

Faust started 13 games last season, averaging 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and two assists per game. He played in 102 games in his three seasons with the program.

Peters played in all 32 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 assists in 15.1 minutes per game.

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

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