Maryland basketball has added another big name to its 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of four-star Mount St. Joseph standout Jalen Smith.
The 6-foot-10, 200-pound senior forward announced his decision via his Twitter account Monday evening. Smith will join former Gaels teammate and incoming Terps freshman Darryl Morsell as well as fellow 2018 recruit Aaron Wiggins as head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff continue to bring impressive talent to College Park.
I've finally committed ????? pic.twitter.com/jkouoEq2zx
— Jalen Smith (@JalenSmith2000) June 27, 2017
As a junior, Smith averaged 17 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks per game on his way to be being named the Baltimore Catholic League’s player of the year and defensive player of the year.
The Terps have long been after Smith, who had also received offers from Villanova, Syracuse, and a number of other schools