With the Terps losing Terrell Stoglin a couple of weeks ago, we not only lost one of the best players in the Atlantic Coast Conference but we lost a very high percentage of our scoring. While there is nobody in college basketball today that could really fill that void, the Terps did their best to help the cause by adding transfer Logan Aronhalt to the roster. Aronhalt played for the Albany Great Danes of the America East conference last year and was their 2nd leading scorer at almost 14 points a game even though he battled injury all year. Logan has graduated from Albany but still has one year left of eligibility. Aronhalt is looking to earn his master’s degree in kinesiology. Because Albany does not offer it as a graduate program, he is seeking a transfer to another school to get his degree and play basketball. He will be eligible to play for the Terps this season because he did graduate.
This seems like a solid pick up for the Terps as Aronhalt seems like a guy who can get double digits a game but unlike Stoglin, will play within the concept of team. I am not saying he is as good as or will replace Stoglin because I am sure he’s not and most certainly won’t be he seems like a solid stop-gap type guy until we can get the Harrison twins here (I pray) or another young guy that will productive for the terps in the next recruiting class. As for Aronhalt’s role on the team this year, I probably seem him as a 6th man type guy who comes off and give us like 12 points a game. He will probably explode here or there for 20, but he definitely fits a need. He will probably have a chance to start for the Terps next season because we are so hin and young at the guard spot right now with Faust and incoming freshman Seth Allen as our only true SG’s (though Faust can easily play SF with his length) It will be interesting to see what lineup Turgeon goes with next year whether Aronhalt is included in the starting lineup or if he goes with freshman Jake Layman at SF and Faust at SG with Logan as our 6th man. Either way I expect him to be a solid contributor for us. In terms of scholarships this works out fine because he will only take up this one year so we still have 3 to use next year for the Harrison twins and whoever else and we used one of our 2 remaining scholarships this year on a solid player in my opinion.