On Wednesday, news broke that the Maryland Terrapins would be making a key addition to the team’s roster heading into next season. The first report came from Jeff Goodman, who indicated that Boston College transfer Jairus Hamilton would be joining the team heading into what should be an important 2020-’21 season.
Maryland has landed BC transfer Jairus Hamilton, source told @Stadium. Nice pickup for the Terps. The 6-8 sophomore averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 boards this past season. Could be eligible next season for the Terps — if the one-time transfer waiver goes into effect.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 1, 2020
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 a few other players will likely exit as well. 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 picking up a player like this.