According to a release from Maryland, junior guard Jaylen Brantley will be seeking a transfer from the program in the coming weeks. It’s important news for the Terrapins and could have a significant impact on the team heading into next season.
Entering last season, most were concerned with how Maryland would replace four starters from the prior season. However, a number of players stepped up and pushed the Terps to another NCAA Tournament. Brantley was no exception to that run, providing 16.8 minutes, 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.
As a recruit, Brantley came to Maryland with high expectations. He was rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and the 12th JUCO Player in America by Next Up Recruits. He was expected to slide into the backcourt and contribute over the next few years.
While Brantley was relatively productive over the last two seasons, he was never able to turn into the player that fans hoped to see. His minutes were limited and he was passed by several of the freshmen this season. In short, Brantley was a nice bench player, but not close to the impact that he was projected to be on paper.
Nonetheless, Brantley did player a significant amount last season and, with his transfer, the Terps will be left looking for replacements in the offseason. Expect some serious recruitment on the transfer market in the coming weeks.