Maryland men’s basketball added some much needed depth to its front court Monday with the signing of Arnaud Revaz, a 6’10 forward from Switzerland.
Revaz most recently played for French club JL Bourg, where he averaged 6.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game last season. He also is a member of the Swiss National Team, and in August 2018, he averaged 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds at the U-18 European Championships.
“I’m super excited to get to America and join Maryland as I start a new chapter of my life,” Revaz said in a press release. “It’s a great opportunity for me to play basketball and get my education at a great university. I have a similar story to Alex Len in that we both started playing basketball late and I’m aware of the success he had at Maryland. After four years with JL Bourg, a wonderful club to whom I owe a lot, I feel ready to take on new challenges with my teammates at Maryland.”
Revaz didn’t start playing basketball until he was discovered at age 15 by a retired professional player. At that point in 2015, he was 6’7. Prior to picking up the sport, he competed in the heptathlon as a track & field athlete for eight years.
“He will bring a great skillset and versatility to our team, having the ability to shoot 3’s, dribble, pass and score with both hands around the basket,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “His natural ability and feel for the game are impressive qualities for somebody who picked up the game at such a late age. He has improved immensely over the last few years and will be a great fit in our system as he joins our program in College Park.”
With the addition of Revaz, who joins the team with all four years of eligibility, Maryland has two open scholarship spots remaining ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Current players on scholarship for Maryland basketball:— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) July 27, 2020
Guards: 6'2 Marcus Dockery, 6'3 Aquan Smart, 6'5 Eric Ayala, 6'5 Darryl Morsell, 6'6 Aaron Wiggins, 6'6 Hakim Hart
Forwards: 6'7 Donta Scott, 6'8 Jairus Hamilton, 6'9 Galin Smith, 6'10 Arnaud Revaz, 7'2 Chol Marial