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Maryland basketball profiles in Terpage: Jaylen Brantley

Get to know Maryland's new backup point guard.

Brian Kapur

Jaylen Brantley, sophomore, guard, No. 1

Height: 5'11

Weight: 170

Twitter: @Jaybrant2

Junior Collegiate Stats: 14.3 ppg, 3.7 apg, 2.6 rpg

Recruiting Ratings: 3 stars at Rivals.

Who did Maryland beat out? He had offers from Florida, Virginia and Georgia Tech and interest from Indiana, Missouri, SMU, TCU and Wichita State.

High School: Notre Dame Prep

Hometown: Springfield, Mass.

How'd He Get to College Park?

Brantley started his career at Marshall, but transferred to Odessa Community College without playing a game after his head coach Tom Herrion was fired. Last October he committed to transfer to Maryland where he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Career Highlight:

Here are a few of his highlights from high school:

Dream Season:

Brantley steps in as the perfect complement to Melo Trimble off the bench. He scores 5 or so points per outing, but thrives in the passing game, commanding Maryland's talented big men and wings. Brantley also allows Trimble to spend some time at the two-guard where he can catch-and-shoot threes when he's hot.

Up Next:

Next up is the team's unquestioned best dancer.

*Question 2: Ok so maybe the best dancer is up for debate, instead next up is the big man who Mark Turgeon thinks has a chance at Defensive Player of the Year.


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