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MM 4.21: Maryland men’s basketball forward Jairus Hamilton enters transfer portal

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 21 Maryland at Rutgers Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Maryland men’s basketball forward Jairus Hamilton has entered his name into the transfer portal, per a team spokesman.

Hamilton arrived at Maryland before the 2020-21 season after playing two years at Boston College.

“I appreciate Coach Turgeon, the staff and my teammates for welcoming me into the program this past season. While it wasn’t a typical season as we dealt with COVID, I enjoyed my time in College Park,” Hamilton said. “Having said that, I will be entering my name into the transfer portal as I seek a new opportunity.”

With the Terps, the 6-foot-8 junior saw the court in all 31 games and started in five of those matchups. Hamilton averaged 6.5 points per game, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.

“I want to thank Jarius for his commitment to our program this past season. He played an important role in helping us reach the NCAA Tournament and advance to the second round,” Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon said. “I wish him all the best as he seeks a new opportunity elsewhere.”

Hamilton is now the fourth Maryland player to enter the portal this offseason. Center Chol Marial announced his decision followed by point guard Aquan Smart. Senior guard Darryl Morsell entered his name in addition to testing the NBA Draft waters.

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