The Washington Post

Seth Allen will transfer to Virginia Tech

(Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Former Maryland guard Seth Allen will transfer to Virginia Tech, an official in the Hokies’ athletic department confirmed to The Washington Post’s Mark Giannotto. Giannotto reports:

Allen will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2015-16 season. Usually, players that transfer from one ACC school to another conference team are ineligible for two years, but a league official said this week that rule does not apply with Maryland’s impending move to the Big Ten in July.

Neither Allen nor his mother immediately returned phone messages seeking comment on the situation Saturday evening.

Allen’s departure, made official last Friday, caught Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon and Terrapins fans by surprise. As a sophomore last season, he averaged 13.4 points and three assists despite missing 12 games because of a broken foot. The 6-foot-1 combo guard indicated his desire to switch schools was due, in part, to aspirations of playing in the NBA and the reality that players his size must be point guards at that level.

Though Allen was set to take on a major scoring role in College Park next season, incoming McDonald’s all-American Melo Trimble (O’Connell) will likely see a majority of the minutes at point guard for the Terrapins. Allen was the fourth player to transfer from Maryland this offseason.

Read Giannotto’s full report here.




Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
In defense of dads
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
How to keep your child safe in the water
How your online data can get hijacked
Play Videos
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to get organized for back to school
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Next Story
Alex Prewitt · May 10, 2014