After just five appearances and 10 minutes played in a Maryland basketball uniform, Trace Ramsey has entered the transfer portal and will look to continue his college career elsewhere, he announced Wednesday.
Thank you❗️❗️ #TerpsNation pic.twitter.com/rlvQsmOKJS— trace (@traceramsey__) April 17, 2019
Ramsey committed to the Terps in April 2018, at the time becoming the fifth member of Maryland’s recruiting class (Ricky Lindo reclassified and entered the fold in August). The 6’7 lefty wing was an unrated prospect with no other Power 5 offers (although he later garnered a three-star rating), and it wasn’t long after Mark Turgeon extended an offer that he received Ramsey’s pledge. Ramsey scored just one point and grabbed one rebound in his rookie season.
This departure opens up a scholarship spot; Maryland had all 13 scholarships filled for next year if nobody left, although big man Bruno Fernando is expected to remain in the NBA Draft after declaring on Monday. The Terps will look to add at least one shooting wing this offseason—Philadelphia product Hakim Hart was on campus over the weekend—and it remains to be seen what direction they’ll take if another scholarship becomes available.
Depending on whether Ramsey’s 10 minutes played were few enough to earn a redshirt, and if he remains in Division I, he could have either three or four years of eligibility remaining at his next stop.