Earlier this week, the Maryland Terrapins got some exciting news as Elon transfer Simon Wright announced his commitment to the program. Wright should add a valuable depth piece on the wing for Mark Turgeon and company.
6'9 Elon graduate transfer Simon Wright has committed to Maryland.— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) May 3, 2021
Wright is originally from Minneapolis (MN) where he went to school at Hopkins and played AAU with the Minnesota Comets. pic.twitter.com/PITvAmmoQA
Wright is listed at 6-foot-7 and 213 pounds and spent fours seasons with Elon, where he played in 110 games and averaged 20.6 minutes, 5.1 points, and 2.9 rebounds per game in his final season with the program. He was a key reserve for the Phoenix upfront last season and should be able to fill a similar role for the Terps.
Considering the significant roster overhauls occurring across college basketball, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how Wright might contribute for next year’s Terps. However, Maryland has a really thin frontcourt that Wright should help rectify, especially with the transfers of the Mitchell brothers and Jairus Hamilton. Wright should be able to play at the three and four for the Terps and the five in the event of severe foul trouble.
Mark Turgeon and his staff likely aren’t done with the transfer market, but Terp fans have to be excited about where things sit at the moment.