By Don Markus
The Baltimore Sun
4:35 PM EDT, May 7, 2014
Point guard Keith Shamburger, who played last season at Hawaii after two years at San Jose State, tweeted Tuesday night that he has received an offer to play at Maryland.
The 5-11, 170-pound Shamburger started all but one game of his three-year career, averaging better than 9 points and 5 assists for the 20-11 Rainbow Warriors last season.
Shamburger will be eligible to play right away as a graduate student.
Shamburger is known as a reliable ballhandler (2.5-1 assist to turnover) and a good free throw shooter (better than 82 percent last season), but an inconsistent shooter from the field. He has had several double-digit assist games in his career.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is at the Big Ten coaches' meetings and was not available to confirm the offer to Shamburger.
Though he has been a starter most of his career at Hawaii, Shamburger would likely play behind freshman Melo Trimble next season if he decides to play at Maryland.
Shamburger would give Turgeon 12 scholarship players, one under the limit. Turgeon said Tuesday that there are currently 11 players on scholarship, meaning that forward Jon Graham will likely be on scholarship for his senior year.
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