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Maryland women’s basketball team gets Baylor transfer Ieshia Small

Per NCAA transfer rules, Small will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot Small played in 28 of the Lady Bears’ 37 games this past season, averaging 2.6 points in just over 11 minutes.

“Ieshia is a versatile player that can help in multiple areas on both ends of the floor,” Frese said in a statement. “She will provide veteran leadership and experience to our team as well. Everyone around her has said what a great young lady she is. I’m excited to coach her, and I think her potential is untapped. Her future is extremely bright.”

Small was tabbed Big 12 preseason freshman of the year in 2013-14 after being named a McDonald’s all-American at Florida State University High School in Tallahassee. Small is the fourth McDonald’s all-American who will be part of the Maryland’s program next season. The others are senior-to-be Malina Howard and incoming freshmen Brianna Fraser and Kiah Gillespie.

The Terrapins are coming off their second straight Final Four berth and third under Frese but will be without starting point guard Lexie Brown. The all-Big Ten selection announced she would be transferring to Duke in order to be closer to her family in Georgia.