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Charlotte Transfer Jahmir Young Commits to Maryland

NCAA Basketball: Charlotte at Arkansas Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland picked up a potentially notable addition this week with the news that Charlotte transfer Jahmir Young is committing to the program.

There is a minor caveat, however, as Young also declared for the NBA Draft so his decision to enroll at Maryland is dependent on him withdrawing from the upcoming draft. With Young deciding to make the commitment to Maryland, though, it’s expected that he’ll end up pulling out of the draft before the deadline.

Young is a 6’1” guard that has spent his first three seasons with Charlotte. This past season he averaged 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 46.8% from the field and 34.1% from beyond the arc. He also hit just under 90% of his free throw attempts. Young was a first-team All-Conference USA selection this past season and chose the Terps over Georgetown and Miami.

The potential addition of Young is also notable because he will be the first recruit that went to high school at nearby Dematha Catholic to play for Maryland since Travis Garrison enrolled in 2002. Maryland has recently been criticized for their inability to recruit their surrounding area, losing out on numerous highly touted prospects from their own backyard.

The addition of Young will add some much needed experience in the backcourt following the departure of grad transfer Fatts Russell. If Young withdraws from the draft it looks like Maryland has found a viable starter for the 2022-23 season.