Evan Smotrycz, Junior, Forward, #1
Courtesy of UMTerps.com
Collegiate Stats: 7.7 ppg as a sophomore at Michigan
Recruiting Ratings: 4 star, Top 100 player nationally by Rivals, Scout and ESPN
High School: New Hampton School
Hometown: Reading, MA
How'd He Get to College Park?
Smotrycz committed to and played two years at Michigan before transferring to Maryland to finish out his last two years of college. He was a consensus top 100 player and helped lead Michigan's reemergence on the national scene as a basketball power.
Transfering to Maryland
Smotrycz leads Maryland in free throw attempts, averages 15 ppg and 8 rpg and gives Maryland their second best scoring option on the season.
Smotrycz, who had to sit out last season after transferring from Michigan, will be playing in his first real game in over a year when the Terps tip off against UConn on Friday. He gives Maryland a starter at the four position that they have been lacking the last few seasons. Evan can shoot from outside, attack the basket and get to the free throw line, where he's a good shooter. He is a very complete player who should compliment sophomore forward Jake Layman very well and provide opposing team's with nightmares as they figure out how to cover them. Smotrycz should have a very solid season, giving Maryland another solid scoring option while potentially becoming one of Maryland's most frequent visitors to the free throw line.
Our next player, I think, kinda looks like Stephen Curry.