Son of UMBC coach Ryan Odom joins Terps as preferred walk-on

July 17, 2020 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (July 17, 2020) – Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon has announced the addition of preferred walk-ons Jade Brahmbhatt, Aidan McCool and Connor Odom to the program.

The program also announced the jersey numbers of each of its incoming players this week: Marcus Dockery (0), Aquan Smart (23), Jairus Hamilton (25), Galin Smith (30), Connor Odom (14), Aidan McCool (20) and Jade Brahmbhatt (22).

Brahmbhatt is a rising junior transferring from Pacific University, where he spent the last two seasons on the men’s basketball team. A native of Olney, Md., Brahmbhatt attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he helped lead the Barons to a 23-6 record as a senior.

McCool is an incoming freshman from Charleston, N.C., who attended Bishop England High School. As a senior, McCool helped lead the Bishops to the regional championship and a 26-3 overall record while also becoming a member of the school’s 1000-point club.

A resident of Annapolis, Md., Odom is an incoming freshman who most recently spent his senior season at Archbishop Spalding. Prior to Spalding, he attended Oak Hill Academy. He is the son of UMBC men’s basketball head coach Ryan Odom, who memorably led the first-ever 16 vs. 1 upset as the Retrievers knocked off Virginia in 2018.