Maryland basketball has added to its already stacked 2018 class, picking up a commitment from 6’7 forward Trace Ramsey on Thursday morning.
Ramsey had been in College Park for an official visit since Monday and, after being offered last week, gave his pledge shortly after the end of his official.
Maryland secures his commitment as the only high-major to offer the the 6’7 Crown Point, Indiana, native. Before the Terps offered, Ramsey was deciding between offers from six mid-majors, including Austin Peay, IUPUI, Loyola-Chicago and Western Michigan.
Ramsey is unranked, so he’s unlikely to move the needle much for Maryland’s 2018 class ranking. However, the Terps’ four-man class was already ranked No. 7 in the nation and Ramsey’s addition is seen as more of a developmental one rather than an immediate contributor. He’ll join five-star Jalen Smith, four-stars Aaron Wiggins and Eric Ayala and three-star Serrel Smith next season in College Park.
With Ramsey on board, Maryland officially has just one scholarship open. This seemed to be a lock to go to a grad transfer big, but with Tariq Owens, Trey Porter and DeSean Murray all committed elsewhere, it’s unclear what the Terps’ next step is on that front. Mark Turgeon will have more open spots if either or both of Bruno Fernando and Kevin Huerter keep their names in the draft, though that would put Maryland in a stressful situation.