North Carolina A & T 5th year transfer Richaud Pack (6’3/G) will visit Maryland Sunday/Monday and Texas A & M Wednesday/Thursday
— Brad Winton (@JucoRecruiting) May 10, 2014
This past season at North Carolina A&T, the 6-foot 3-inch senior averaged 17 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 38.2 percent on three-pointers. The Detroit native spent two seasons at Florida International and plans to graduate this summer, making him immediately eligible per NCAA rules.
In a telephone interview Friday, Pack’s high school coach, Jose Andrades, described a “tenacious scorer” with a high basketball IQ and a strong grade point average. Andrades recalled the time Pack broke the Seaholm High School scoring record, dropping 56 points against Troy High and future Kentucky star James Young. The game before that, Andrades said, Pack scored 45 points.
“He can do it all,” Andrades said. “He’s a leader, too. One of those rare kids that comes through and loves basketball. When things are going bad, he rallies the troops: ‘Let’s get this done.’ Defensively, offensively. He did that at a young age.”
With three of their four leading scorers returning and a top-10 recruiting class coming in, the Terrapins view a fifth-year guard as their final missing piece despite losing four scholarship players this offseason. Whoever the Terps sign — IUPUI’s Ian Chiles is also scheduled for a visit, and Hawaii’s Keith Shamburger has claimed an offer, too — would presumably spell freshman Melo Trimble, the presumed starting point guard, as well as adding depth to a back court thinned by the departures of Allen, Roddy Peters and Nick Faust.
Pack’s parents could not be reached for comment. The Terps currently have two scholarship spots unfilled after forward Jon Graham was put back on following the transfers.