Maryland basketball adds transfer Jonathan Graham from Penn State

August 31, 2013
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The Maryland basketball team added transfer Jonathan Graham on Saturday afternoon, bringing in the son of former Terrapins great Ernie Graham, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Graham, who comes to Maryland from Penn State after his sophomore season, will be placed on scholarship for the upcoming year, the individual said. Given that the Terps will add a heralded four-man recruiting class in 2014, bringing their scholarship total up to the maximum 13, it is unlikely the 6-foot-8 forward will remain on scholarship after this season.

Graham announced his departure from the Nittany Lions in mid-June. He played in 31 games last season, but lost his starting job after eight games and averaged just 1.9 points per game. He attended Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore and his father played under Lefty Driesell from 1978 to ’81. Ernie Graham ranks 13th in program history in career points.

According to the individual, Maryland will file an NCAA waiver request on behalf of Graham, attempting to gain immediate eligibility. The Terps enter the season with a three-man front court of Shaquille Cleare, Charles Mitchell and Damonte Dodd, so even if Graham became eligible, it’s unlikely he would crack the rotation.

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