Maryland men’s basketball missed out on another grad transfer target Thursday as Harvard point guard Bryce Aiken committed to play his final year at Seton Hall.
Mark Turgeon and his staff were hoping the New Jersey native could step in to replace Anthony Cowan Jr., but couldn’t land Aiken after making his list of top schools. This comes after the Terps also missed out on Radford grad transfer Carlik Jones, despite making his final list.
“[I] was going back and forth between Maryland and Seton Hall, I really love Maryland. But ultimately my heart just chose to stay home,” Aiken told Adam Zagoria. “I followed my heart this time around and I knew where I wanted to be for my final year and it was important for me to be home and be able to share this experience with my friends and my family, along with the state of New Jersey. I probably came to a conclusion a week ago, I would say.
With two scholarship spots up for grabs, Turgeon and Co. are still on the hunt for a point guard, as well as a big man to replace Jalen Smith, who declared for the NBA Draft earlier this week.
Yale grad transfer Jordan Bruner has the Terps in his top-three, along with Alabama and Baylor, and is expected to announce his decision at 3 p.m. Friday.
Maryland has also reached out to 6’10 Rapolas Ivanauskas, a grad transfer out of Colgate who averaged 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season, and is being considered by UNLV grad transfer guard Amauri Hardy, who averaged 14.5 points, 3.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in 2019-20.
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