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MM 5.5: Transfer forward Simon Wright commits to Maryland men’s basketball

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

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Maryland men’s basketball picked up a commitment from transfer forward Simon Wright Monday.

In his career at Elon, Wright saw action in 110 games with 35 starts. His best season came as a junior during 2019-20, where Wright averaged 6.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game across 24 minutes per game. In his senior season, Wright averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

At 6-foot-7, 213 pounds, Wright can serve as a depth piece in the frontcourt with some ability to play a stretch four position, shooting 35.5% from three-point range across his career.

Wright, a graduate student, is reportedly filing a walk-on spot while obtaining his Master’s in Clinical Psychology Science with the eventual goal of a doctoral degree.

In Other News

Maryland women’s golf star senior Virunpat Olankitkunchai became the first Terp selected for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Maryland football has made a pipeline of sending running backs to the NFL.

The Terps also celebrated May the 4th on social media.

Danny Manning is chomping at the bit to get going in College Park.

Maryland women’s lacrosse has now had six consecutive Big Ten Defender of the Year award winners.