Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Maryland sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin will declare for the NBA Draft after he was suspended for all of next season.
Inside Maryland Sports broke the story and the Baltimore Sun also reported the news.
The 6-foot-1 Stoglin last season averaged 21.6 points per game on 41.3 percent shooting, becoming the school’s first scoring champ since Joe Smith in 1995.
A native of Tucson, Az., he decided prior to Sunday’s NBA deadline.
The move came after both Stoglin and teammate Mychal Parker were suspended from the team for a year due to a violation of the University of Maryland Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.
Parker has already announced his intention to transfer from Maryland. The suspension levied to both players is a university sanction, rather than one imposed by the NCAA.
“Being a University of Maryland student-athlete carries a tremendous honor and responsibility,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “As much as we appreciate the effort these two young men gave to the program this season, they were unable to live up to that responsibility. We’re disappointed, but hope they use this as a learning experience.”
Parker averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in playing all 32 games for the Terrapins as a sophomore.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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