Maryland program adds former Wolverine F Evan Smotrycz via transfer

April 16, 2012 | Ryan Chell

Maryland has improved on its nationally-ranked recruiting class Monday by adding a former Michigan player to Mark Turgeon’s squad.

Evan Smotrycz, a 6’9” forward out of Reading, Massachusetts who averaged 7.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg his sophomore season in Ann Arbor, has announced that he is transferring to the University of Maryland.

Smotrycz, who will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, will be eligible to play in the 2013-2014 year.

After the transfer, he will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Terps.

Smotrycz chose College Park over Colorado and Providence, and said he was impressed with the development plan Coach Turgeon had him for him over the final years of his collegiate basketball career.

“I just felt really comfortable with the coaches and the guys on the team,” Smotrycz said to ESPN.com. “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.”

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