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NCAA Grants Waiver For Maryland’s Jairus Hamilton

The Terps got some great news.

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the Maryland Terrapins got some good news as fans learned Boston College transfer Jairus Hamilton’s waiver had been granted. He will now be immediately eligible to play during an important 2020-’21 season.

During his two seasons with Boston College, Hamilton played in 54 games and averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in his final year with the Eagles. And while Boston College struggled on the court the last two years, he was relatively decent inside, highlighted by a 54.5 two-point percentage.

Hamilton will now join a Maryland roster set to lose a number of key contributors from last season. Anthony Cowan graduated and Jalen Smith is off to the NBA. The two were easily the team’s biggest contributors last season. Obviously, the hope for Terp fans will be that Hamilton can take a key role from day one and replace some of the team’s lost production.

And while nobody knows what Hamilton will end up doing this season for Maryland, it seems he will likely end up being a rotational and depth piece for the Terps. He was a decent contributor at Boston College and will be on a much more talented roster now. Either way, fans have to be excited about having a player like this available.