Former Arizona State forward Pavlo Dziuba is transferring to the Maryland men’s basketball team, the Terps announced Tuesday.
A four-star recruit in the Class of 2020, Dziuba (pronounced pah-vlo zee-u-buh) entered the transfer portal in April. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Dziuba turns 18 on July 3 and was the youngest NCAA Division I basketball player last season.
A native of Kirichkova, Ukraine, Dziuba logged just 33 minutes in eight games last season, averaging 0.4 points and 0.3 rebounds. He’s the fourth transfer to join Maryland since the season ended, along with center Qudus Wahab (Georgetown) and guards Fatts Russell (Rhode Island) and Ian Martinez (Utah).
“We are excited to welcome Pavlo to our program from Arizona State, where he was one of the youngest players in Division I men’s basketball last season,” coach Mark Turgeon said in a news release. “Pavlo has tremendous upside and possesses the size and skill to significantly bolster our frontcourt. We look forward to him joining us in College Park.”
With the addition of Dziuba, Maryland has used all of its 13 allotted scholarships for the upcoming season. The Terps are still waiting on decisions from Aaron Wiggins and Eric Ayala, who are testing the NBA draft waters. The NCAA deadline for players to withdraw their name from the draft and retain their eligibility is July 7. The return of either or both would help offset the departure of four-year starter Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph), who announced Monday he is transferring to Marquette.