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Here’s every graduate transfer Maryland basketball could target

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Maryland could use one of its three open scholarships to bring in a grad transfer for the fourth straight season.

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Maryland basketball has three available scholarships now. Jaylen Brantley announced Monday that he’d be leaving the program as a grad transfer, and the team lost Melo Trimble to the NBA Draft and Micah Thomas to transfer last month. With at least one of those scholarships, expect the Terps to target a grad transfer that can contribute immediately.

Before Brantley’s transfer, the frontcourt was clearly the area that needed the most strengthening. Now, it would be surprising if Maryland didn’t try to add to its backcourt during the offseason.

The Terps have been successful in bringing in a grad transfer the past three seasons with Richaud Pack in 2014-15, Rasheed Sulaimon in 2015-16, and L.G. Gill this past season. As of now, here are all the available grad transfers, eligible to play immediately:

Available Grad Transfers (4/13/2017)

Player name Position School Measurables Stats
Player name Position School Measurables Stats
Geno Thorpe PG USF 6'3, 180 15.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.6 apg, .394 FG%, .375 3pt%, 1.6 spg
Sean Obi C Duke 6'9, 270 n/a: didn’t play in 2016-17
Cameron Johnson G/F Pittsburgh 6'7, 185 11.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, .449 FG%, .417 3pt%, 0.9 spg
Darius Thompson G/F Viginia 6'4, 185 6.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, .457 FG%, .321 3pt%, 0.8 spg
Antwoine Anderson SG Fordham 6'1, 190 11.1 ppg, 2 rpg, 3.2 apg, .409 FG%, .344 3pt%, 1.7 spg
Zach Lewis SG Umass 6'3, 175 8.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, .344 FG%, .289 3pt%, 1 spg
Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed C VCU 6'9, 230 5.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.2 apg, .477 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.4 spg, 0.6 bpg
Darien Williams PF St. John's 6'8, 230 3.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.2 apg, .54 FG%, .000 3pt%, 0.4 spg, 0.5 bpg
Mark Donnal C Michigan 6'9, 240 3.9 ppg, 2 rpg, 0.1 apg, .651 FG%, 0.5 3pt%, 0.3 spg, 0.3 bpg
Nick Fuller G/F Nebraska 6'6, 199 1.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.3 apg, .667 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.1 spg, 0 bpg
Payton Banks PF PSU 6'6, 220 10.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1 apg, .362 FG%, 0.363 3pt%, 0.4 spg, 0.3 bpg
Terrence Samuel SG PSU 6'4, 202 3.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, .407 FG%, 0.333 3pt%, 0.6 spg, 0 bpg
Isaiah Washington SG PSU 6'3, 160 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg, 0.1 apg, .214 FG%, 0.25 3pt%, 0.1 spg, 0 bpg
Al Freeman SG Baylor 6'3, 200 9.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, .431 FG%, 0.395 3pt%, 0.4 spg, 0 bpg
Elijah Brown SG New Mexico 6'4, 190 18.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, .379 FG%, 0.333 3pt%, 1.3 spg, 0.1 bpg
Kameron Rooks C Cal 7', 261 4.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.3 apg, .547 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.2 spg, 0.9 bpg
Malcolm Allen SG Stanford 6'1, 175 1.9 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, .429 FG%, 0.167 3pt%, 0.5 spg, 0 bpg
Matthew Atawe C Washington 6'8, 230 2.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.1 apg, .516 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.2 spg, 0.7 bpg
Ray Bowles G/F Pacific 6'4, 190 13.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.7 apg, .355 FG%, 0.315 3pt%, 0.8 spg, 0.3 bpg
James Daniel* G Howard 5'10, 165 27.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, .388 FG%, 0.332 3pt%, 2 spg, 0.2 bpg
Sam Hunt SG NC A&T 6'2, 175 12.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, .383 FG%, 0.354 3pt%, 0.6 spg, 0 bpg
Marcus Jackson SG Rice 6'3, 175 12.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, .435 FG%, 0.368 3pt%, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg
Stephan Jiggets PG Farleigh Dickinson 6'1, 205 13.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, .392 FG%, 0.313 3pt%, 0.6 spg, 0.1 bpg
Kerem Kanter F/C Green Bay 6'9, 245 11.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.6 apg, .507 FG%, 0.35 3pt%, 0.3 spg, 0.6 bpg
Egor Koulechov PF Rice 6'5, 210 18.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, .474 FG%, 0.474 3pt%, 0.8 spg, 0.3 bpg
Khris Lane PF Longwood 6'6, 215 17.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, .536 FG%, 0.337 3pt%, 0.8 spg, 1.2 bpg
J.T. Miller SG Howard 6'4, 185 14.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2 apg, .422 FG%, 0.258 3pt%, 1.5 spg, 0.4 bpg
Roschon Prince PF Longbeach State 6'6, 230 9.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1 apg, .466 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.6 spg, 0.4 bpg
Kendall Smith PG CS-Northridge 6'3, 180 16.7 ppg, 4 rpg, 4.8 apg, .448 FG%, 0.375 3pt%, 1.3 spg, 0.2 bpg
Jack Whitman PF William & Mary 6'9, 235 10.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, .66 FG%, n/a 3pt%, 0.3 spg, 1.1 bpg
Henry Carusso* F Princeton 6'4, 190 15 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, .522 FG%, 0.446 3pt%, 1.3 spg, 0.1 bpg
Mark Alstork G Wright State 6'4, 195 19 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, .4 FG%, 0.387 3pt%, 0.8 spg, 0.6 bpg
Kassius Robertson G Canisius 6'3, 169 16.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, .447 FG%, 0.41 3pt%, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg
Hans Brase** F Princeton 6'8, 231 11.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, .424 FG%, 0.345 3pt%, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg
Malcom Duvivier* G Oregon State 6'2, 205 6.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, .377 FG%, 0.361 3pt%, 0.4 spg, 0.2 bpg
Jeremy Combs PF North Texas 6'7, 182 10.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 0.5 apg, .563 FG%, 0 3pt%, 1 spg, 0.6 bpg
*In 2015-16. **In 2014-15

Some names that make sense

Sean Obi, Duke. Obi will graduate and transfer to his third school after injuries hampered playing time at Duke. Obi averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds at Rice as a freshman in 2013-14, but has played in just 10 games since. The Terps landed Duke’s last grad transfer in Sulaimon, and Obi will visit Maryland on Monday.

Mark Alstork, Wright State. Alstork’s a 6’4 guard that would provide help on the wing. He averaged 19 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting around 38 percent from three this season. Alstork listed Maryland among the teams currently recruiting him in an interview with MLive.com. Terps assistant coach Orlando “Bino” Ranson recruited Alstork out of high school, so it makes sense he’s back on the radar.

Stephan Jiggetts, Fairleigh Dickinson. Jiggets is a local product. The Forestville, Maryland native was a four year varsity player at Bishop McNamara. He originally committed to Albany, but transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson after his first semester. He didn’t catch Marland’s eye the first time around, but the 6’1 guard could get a look as a grad transfer. He averaged 13.5 points and 4.2 assists per game in his last season at FDU.

The Ontario connection

Matthew Atewe, Kassius Robertson, and Malcolm Duvivier are all from Toronto, which is just half an hour from Maryland forward Justin Jackson’s hometown of East York. Jackson, Atewe and Duvivier all have Canadian national team experience — though they’ve yet to all join up as teammates — and Jackson and Robertson are both alums of Canada Elite, an AAU program in the Under Armour Association. This might not make a difference, but having a fellow countryman on the roster could make Maryland more appealing to these grads.

So what?

This isn’t a definitive list because players are still announcing their intentions for next season, but early indications suggest this is going to be an interesting round of transfers. There aren’t a whole lot of connections between available transfers and Maryland, but there is a lot of talent available. Let’s see where they land.