During a visit to Baltimore in June, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said he might not be done adding to his roster for the 2017-18 season, either with a graduate transfer or another incoming freshman.
Four-star prospect Jamarko Pickett could be the latest addition. Pickett, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward from Washington who played last at the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., will visit College Park this weekend, a source familiar with Pickett's situation said Thursday.
InsideMDSports.com first reported Pickett's visit.
Pickett, who was rated the No. 76 prospect in the Class of 2017 according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings, decommitted from Mississippi after Rebels assistant Bill Armstrong took a similar job at LSU. Armstrong had been the lead recruiter for Pickett.
The Terps currently have two scholarships available for next season. With three seniors on the current roster and the possibility of rising sophomore forward Justin Jackson leaving early for the NBA next year, Maryland could have as many as six scholarships available.
Two four-star prospects, 6-10 forward Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph) and 6-6 wing Aaron Wiggins, have orally committed for the Class of 2017. Maryland is involved with several other highly rated prospects, including five-star New York center Moses Brown, five-star Baltimore guard Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll) and five-star forward Silvio De Sousa of Angola.
If Pickett chooses the Terps, who are reportedly in competition with Georgetown and Virginia Tech, he will join point guard Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph) and power forward Bruno Fernando in the Class of 2017.
Pickett spent last season at Massanutten, the same prep school where former Terps center Damonte Dodd played. He also played for the DC Assault Amateur Athletic Union program and played one season at Bishop O'Connell High in Northern Virginia, which produced former Terps guard Melo Trimble.