Mychal Parker has finally found a place to play basketball next season.
The former Terrapins men’s basketball forward will attend Georgetown College, an NAIA school in Kentucky, according to CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman.
“Been informed former Maryland wing Mychal Parker is set to attend Georgetown [College], NAIA in Kentucky,” Goodman tweeted yesterday.
Parker decided in April he wanted to transfer from Maryland, less than three weeks before he was suspended one year from the program for violating the university’s student-athlete code of conduct. In May, the Washington, N.C., native turned down a potential homecoming at East Carolina to play his remaining two years of eligibility at Loyola.
But according to a source close to the Greyhounds, Parker did not fulfill all necessary academic requirements during his final semester in College Park, making him ineligible to play for Loyola. Parker was left with few options: transfer to an NAIA or Division II school, or end his college basketball career.
It was an unfortunate series of events for the Terps’ top-rated prospect in the high school class of 2010. Parker, who was a four-star recruit his senior year at The Miller School in Charlottesville, Va., never quite met expectations with the Terps. He logged just 80 minutes his freshman season, and averaged just 4.3 points and three rebounds per game in 32 games last year.
“I appreciate the people at Maryland, I appreciate the coaches, I definitely appreciate the fans — they gave me so much love,” Parker said in May. “I don’t want to take anything away from Maryland. I definitely want to prove something to Maryland — that this is something I could have done better for the team. I definitely want to prove that.”