With Maryland basketball looking to fill the scholarship vacancies left by Justin Jackson and Dion Wiley, another grad transfer has emerged as a potential fit. Former Old Dominion forward Trey Porter will take an unofficial visit College Park on Friday, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Porter’s on the market after a career season, where he doubled his previous year’s scoring average with 13.2 points along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He’s a Fredericksburg, Virginia, native who began his college career at George Mason and transferred after his freshman season.
The 6’11 forward graduated in December, making him eligible immediately, and has ties to the area. His mom currently lives in Annapolis, and Porter likes the idea of playing close to home. He’s also attracted to Maryland’s recent reputation of developing big men and told The Sun his decision would be unaffected by Bruno Fernando’s draft decision.
This is the second grad transfer big the Terps have hosted, after former St. John’s center Tariq Owens took an official last week, just before the departures. Maryland is reportedly still in the lead for Owens, although he’s visiting Texas Tech this weekend. Mark Turgeon has four scholarships available and seems likely to use at least one on a grad transfer big.
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