Each week during the 2013-14 season a Maryland student-athlete, who has shown excellence on and off the playing field, will be selected as the Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week. This week's Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week is sophomore Seth Allen of the Maryland men's basketball team.
By Taylor Smyth, Maryland Athletics Media Relations
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore Seth Allen’s long road to recovery from a fractured foot on Oct. 29 came to fruition last Saturday as he dazzled the Comcast Center crowd with a career-high 32 points in a crucial ACC win over Florida State.
The Woodbridge, Va,, native was on fire from the outset, matching his previous career-high of 21 points in the first half alone.
Turgeon was not the only one happy with Allen’s spectacular performance. His teammates capitalized on the point guard’s return to form, finding open shots as a result of Allen’s incisive drives to the hoop.
“Seth was on fire,” Jake Layman said. “He took a lot of pressure off of us. For the most part, he got a lot of his shots off of our offense. He was unbelievable.”
Allen also found his range against the Seminoles, shooting a career best 7-of-10 behind the arc. A streaky shooter in his freshman campaign, Allen’s improved stroke could pay dividends for the Terps down the stretch in ACC play.
“I was just making shots tonight,” Allen said. “My teammates got me open in transition and I was just making three pointers. It felt really good, the win felt even better.”