Freshman forward Micah Thomas will leave Maryland without having played in a game for the Terps
The 6-7 Thomas, who was a three-star recruit coming out of high school at Huntington Prep in West Virginia, informed coach Mark Turgeon that he plans to transfer, the school announced.
“I want to thank Coach Turgeon and the staff for providing me an opportunity to play at the University of Maryland,” Thomas said in a statement released by the athletic department. “I grew personally and learned a lot both on and off the court. However, I feel it is in my best interest both academically and athletically to pursue another opportunity>
Said Turgeon, “We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our basketball program over the past year. We wish him the very best as he continues on with his collegiate career.”
Thomas was one of two freshmen, along with forward Joshua Tomaic, who didn’t get on the court this season, meaning they have four years of eligibility remaining.
The decision by Thomas to transfer, along with Wednesday’s announcement that junior guard Melo Trimble will forego his senior year and make himself available for the NBA draft, leaves Maryland with two scholarships available.