For the first time in 20 years Maryland men’s basketball has landed a commitment from a DeMatha Catholic High School product.
Although a few years removed from being a star at nearby DeMatha, Jahmir Young announced his commitment to the Terps on Wednesday.
Young announced his intentions to enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft process on March 29 after three strong seasons with Charlotte. On April 7 he entered the transfer portal.
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Young has until June 1 to pull his name from consideration for the draft without losing his remaining collegiate eligibility. If he withdraws himself from the draft, Young will be an important piece in coach Kevin Willard’s first season at the helm.
As I continue to go through the NBA draft process, I am excited to announce that if I return to college I will be returning home to the University of Maryland. I want to thank Coach Sanchez and Charlotte for my time spent there. I am excited for the opportunity to play at UMD . pic.twitter.com/xNMvzlwb1C
— Jahmir Young (@Flyymir_) April 27, 2022
Averaging 19.6 points, 3.7 assists and 5.9 rebounds and in his junior season, Young earned first-team All-Conference USA honors for the second consecutive year. He also finished second in scoring and free-throw percentage in the conference.
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The 6-foot-1 guard was an impact player for the 49ers off the bat, winning C-USA Freshman of the Year in 2020. He started in all 85 games for Charlotte since he joined the team at the beginning of the 2019 season.
With Maryland likely without its top guards from last season, Young would be an instant starter for the Terps.
Young is the second commit Willard has landed since taking over the Terps, after three-star small forward Noah Batchelor announced he would attend Maryland on April 18. Through both commitments, Willard is living up to his promise of improving local recruiting.
Willard still has four more scholarship spots remaining on the roster.