Charlotte transfer guard Jahmir Young has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will officially play for Maryland men’s basketball this upcoming season, the team announced Wednesday. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein first reported the news.
A local product from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, Young will become the first DeMatha alum to play for Maryland since Travis Garrison finished his Maryland career on March 10, 2006.
Young, standing at six-foot-one, starred in three years at Charlotte. During his 2021-22 junior campaign, he averaged 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. A smooth lefty shooter, Young shot 46.8% from the field and 34.1% on 3-point attempts last season. He earned First Team All-Conference USA honors for the second season in a row.
The point guard also shot 89.7% from the free-throw line, the 27th best clip in the nation, and committed the fourth-least fouls per 40 minutes (1.15) in the nation per KenPom.com. In the national conversation, Young ranks as the No. 25 transfer in the nation per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
As it currently stands, Georgetown transfer guard Donald Carey, Seton Hall transfer guard Jahari Long and three-star freshman forward Noah Batchelor join Young to give Willard a four-man newcomer class. Willard has two scholarship spots to fill for the upcoming season.
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Former Maryland women’s basketball forward/guard Chloe Bibby has signed a contract to play professionally in her native country of Australia.
The @NBL1 Cobras have made a huge in-season addition to their roster, signing former Maryland @TerpsWBB star @chloelbibby— Kilsyth Basketball (@KilsythCobras) May 25, 2022
✅Big 10 All-Conference player
✅3x NCAA Sweet 16 runs
✅WNBA training camp contract with Minnesota Lynx
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News: Our Big Ten Tournament opener against Indiana will now be played tomorrow afternoon. All the necessary info can be found here https://t.co/11UUYSR7P6— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) May 26, 2022
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Next stop, Championship Weekend pic.twitter.com/N39GHLMrad— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) May 25, 2022
Full send to Baltimore pic.twitter.com/SjveGFNXqx— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) May 25, 2022
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