The Maryland women’s basketball team has scored a midseason transfer from sophomore Florida guard Eleanna Christinaki.
SB Nation’s Swish Appeal first reported the transfer Thursday morning. The team sent out a release in the afternoon.
Christinaki averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in nine games for Florida this season; she was an All-SEC Freshman selection last year. She left the team in December after refusing to accept a suspension for a “violation of team culture.”
She visited Maryland Dec. 29 for the UConn game, and ultimately chose the Terps over Baylor and Louisville.
Christinaki will have to sit out two semesters, per NCAA rules, so she’ll be eligible after the fall 2017 semester. She will most likely see her first action in December of next season.
The 6’0 guard could be a natural replacement for Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who graduates after this season. Maryland also has freshmen Kaila Charles and Blair Watson on the wing.
The Terps currently don’t have any recruits in the Class of 2017, but they already had 12 players set for next year with only two seniors and two players redshirting due to injury.
THRILLED to welcome Eleanna Christinaki to our Maryland family! --> https://t.co/Euty1PtSvY #WeAreMaryland #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/549Yp4U01k— Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) January 5, 2017
Check out some of Eleanna's top plays and welcome her to #TerpNation! #FearTheTurtle #WeAreMaryland pic.twitter.com/3wvIcTiLWJ— Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) January 5, 2017