From Maryland press release
"Mychal Parker, a sophomore forward on the University of Maryland men’s basketball team, has been granted his release and will pursue a transfer to play elsewhere, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday.
“We appreciate the effort and commitment Mychal made to our success and our program this season,” Turgeon said. “We certainly wish him well as he continues his academic and athletic pursuits.”
Parker, a native of Washington, N.C., played two seasons for the Terrapins. Last season, he averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.0 minutes. Parker played in all 32 games for the Terrapins as a sophomore after appearing in 13 as a freshman.
“I have come to the realization that it is in my best interests to continue my education and my career elsewhere,” said Parker. “I’m very grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve gotten from the University of Maryland and from Coach Turgeon. I will always consider myself a Terp for life.” "
He is considering ECU, Loyola Md and UAB. ECU is close to home, UAB because that is where his initial recruiter is located and Loyola because its close to where he is now.
I talked to him yesterday and he said that he was pretty much told to transfer since he wouldn't get any PT. He said something similar to the Baltimore Sun here
He seemed pretty upset when he was talking about it. I feel for the guy if he actually was forced out as he implied.“Recently, I met with Coach [Mark] Turgeon and he informed me that I should probably start looking at other options as he expected my opportunities on the court at Maryland to decrease due to his incoming recruits,”
Plus, it can't be bad being 20 minutes away from mom's cooking.
ECU would love to have him! Playing time would increase immediately.