After seemingly every player on the Maryland basketball roster had transferred out of the program this offseason, Turgeon and the Terps finally have some good news. Former five-star recruit and current Junior at Georgia Tech Robert Carter has to decided to transfer to Maryland.
“I’m very excited,” Carter said in an interview with Scout.com. “I went through the process. I had some great schools that recruited me. It was a tough decision. I just feel like this was the best decision.”
The 6-foot-9 power forward visited Maryland on Wednesday and Thursday after scheduling visits with St. John’s and South Carolina. Maryland, moving to the Big Ten, avoids any in conference transfer hoops that they may have had to have jumped through if they were still members of the ACC conference.
The pain of the loss of their four players this past offseason is starting to heal. Maryland brings in the No. 9 recruiting class in the country, and now land a power forward who is an upgrade from a season ago. Carter has a history with Maryland’s top recruit, Trayvon Reed as well, having played AAU ball with him in the past.
Carter averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his Sophomore season with the Yellow Jackets. Carter will have to sit out a year due to the transfer rules within the NCAA, but it is something that he isn’t too worried about with his new team.
“Turgeon has a great recruiting class coming in that’s going to be good,” he said. “By the time I can play, they’ll be sophomores. I think we have a great chance to win a Big Ten championship and a national championship.”