Sources at the University of Maryland indicated yesterday that Coach Lefty Driesell is not interested in having Michael Graham play for his team, nor has he contacted him since Graham left Georgetown this week.
Driesell had no comment publicly following a New York Times report that he had tried to contact Graham, the 6-foot-9 forward who on Tuesday withdrew from Georgetown, where he helped the school win a national title last season as a freshman.
Graham said recently he did not wish to talk about his college basketball future, and since his withdrawal from Georgetown, he has not been available for comment. Georgetown Coach John Thompson said this week that Graham had asked for -- and been granted -- his withdrawal, apparently to attend the University of the District of Columbia.
UDC officials were still uncertain yesterday whether Graham had been admitted or enrolled; Tuesday is the last day of registration at UDC for the upcoming semester. Its director of athletics, Sydney Hall, has said he was informed by Frank Rienzo, his counterpart at Georgetown, that Graham planned to attend UDC.
The Times reported that Driesell tried to contact Graham, whom he recruited when Graham was at Spingarn High School. But sources at Maryland indicated Driesell had not tried to contact Graham, and Driesell said only, "He knows where to find me if he wants to."
Thompson had removed Graham from Georgetown's active roster before this season, citing Graham's lack of academic motivation.