Jairus Hamilton, a 6-foot-8, 234-pound forward, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he is transferring from Boston College to play basketball at Maryland.
Hamilton, a former ESPN 100 top recruit and four-star prospect, averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds this past season as a sophomore. He played in 24 games for the Eagles this past season, starting 20 and averaging 23.8 minutes a contest. He scored a career-high 23 points on Jan. 25 in a victory over Virginia Tech.
As a freshman, the Charlotte, North Carolina, product played in 30 games and started eight for Boston College, averaging 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds a game.
Hamilton might need to sit out a season under current rules for non-graduate transfers.
If he can suit up next season, he provides frontcourt depth after Maryland on Monday announced Ricky Lindo Jr. entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Hamilton’s commitment leaves Maryland with one more scholarship to work with and the team could gain another if Jalen Smith elects to enter the NBA draft.