Donta Scott will return to Maryland men’s basketball for his fifth season with the program, according to a release from the program.

Scott joins Jahmir Young as a key starter to use their COVID-19-granted extra year of eligibility to play for the Terps again next season.

His decision means the Terps currently have over the allowed 13 scholarship spots filled for next season. That means at least one scholarship player will need to depart and more than one will need to leave if the team wishes to add another transfer to a four-player freshman class next season.

[Jahmir Young will return to Maryland men’s basketball next season]

Scott played a role in Maryland’s share of a Big Ten regular season championship in 2020. He became a consistent starter as a freshman and earned the sixth most minutes per game on the team during the 2019-20 season.

The senior recorded 11.3 points per game, six rebounds per game and 1.6 assists in coach Kevin Willard’s inaugural season. He played 31.3 minutes per game last year, tied for second most on the team.

Scott averaged 10.2 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game over his four-year career with the Terps and totaled 1,320 points — the 28th most in program history. 

He’ll return as an integral piece for the Terps, hoping to best a senior season in which he saw his points per game and rebounds per game averages slightly drop from his junior year.