Apr 30, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT
Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin will not return to Maryland next season and will, instead, enter the NBA draft.
Barker also reports that the driving force behind his declaration for the draft was a one-year suspension handed down by the school for a violation of the university’s student-athlete code of conduct.
In a statement, Maryland announced that guard Mychal Parker was also suspended for one year. Parker is transferring from the school.
“Being a University of Maryland student-athlete carries a tremendous honor and responsibility,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a release. “As much as we appreciate the effort these two young men gave to the program this season, they were unable to live up to that responsibility. We’re disappointed, but hope they use this as a learning experience.”
Stoglin led the ACC with 21.6 points per game last season, shooting 41 percent from the floor.
Parker, who in early April announced his intent to transfer, is formerly a Top 100 recruit. He averaged 4.3 points and three rebounds per game this past season for Maryland.
The Terrapins finished the season with a record of 17-15, including 6-10 in the ACC.
The early entry deadline for the 2012 NBA draft was April 29 at 11:59 p.m., which means that Stoglin had to have filed paperwork by yesterday, though news broke this morning.
Maryland’s 2012 recruiting class got a boost in recent weeks when Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) guard Sam Cassell Jr. officially signed with the Terrapins. He will be joined in the backcourt by Seth Allen.
For the Class of 2013, coach Mark Turgeon is working hard to get Texas guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison, twins who are both Top 5 players.
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