First reported by InsideMDSports.com -
Huge news this morning for Turge and the Terps. Evan Smotrycz has committed to the Terps. He will be forced to sit out the 2012 season and will be eligible to play beginning 2013. Evan was a 4 star top 100 PF from Mass. He grew up a MD fan... Im not sure why Gary didnt recruit him to begin with, but all that is water under the bridge.
The Terps now have added another outside threat to their roster. MD now has added 3 outside threats (Allen, Layman, & Smotrycz). Thank God.
Welcome Evan @_ev23
A bigger question is:
a) how does this effect the 2013 recruiting class
b) is the 2012 class finished
ESPN did a write up on Evan committing to MD.
Here is the link: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7818975/evan-smotrycz-transfer-michigan-wolverines-maryland-terrapins
"Where I fit in was kind of a four man who can pick-and-pop and come off screens and make plays and obviously shoot it," Smotrycz said. "I like the way coach (Mark) Turgeon ran his offense. He showed me a lot of film of where he thought I'd fit in and I thought it was what I was looking for."
Part of what sold him, he said, was the chance to play in the ACC, the Comcast Center and the plan Maryland had for his development next season, when he has to sit out due to mandated NCAA transfer rules.
"I just felt really comfortable with the coaches and the guys on the team," Smotrycz said. "Maryland is such a big time program that it would have been tough to beat. I didn't feel like I needed to go anywhere else."
Smotrycz left Michigan after two seasons, where he started 42 games and was the team's fifth-best 3-point shooter by percentage of all time. - WOW ALL TIME