Report: Albany's Aronhalt transferring to Maryland hoops

Report: Albany's Aronhalt transferring to Maryland hoops
May 20, 2012, 11:00 pm

Just when you thought the men's basketball roster might be set after a recentwave of outgoing transfers and incoming recruits, the University of Maryland goes ahead and adds a long range shooter. After playing at Albany, Logan Aronhalt will bring his backcourt skills to College Park, according to reports. Under the graduate transfer rule, the 6-foot-3 transfer will be eligible to play immediately.Last season Aronhalt averaged 13.8 points and shot 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. He scored 13 pointsagainst Maryland on December 28 in the Terps 83-72 win over the Great Danes.During the2010-11 campaign, the off-guard averaged a career-best 14.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.The recent Albany graduate redshirted as afreshman, thus allowing himto transfer under the much-discussed rule (orloophole, depending on one's take).InsideMDSports.com first reported the news.Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker left the program last month. Both players were facing a one year suspension for violating the universitys student-athlete code of conduct. Stoglin announced he is forgoing his collegiate eligibility and is entering the NBA draft.Forward Ashton Pankey announced this week he intends on transferring to a program closer to his New York City home.Aronhalt offers Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon a neededexperienced option in the backcourt. Junior Pe'Shon Howard is recovering froma torn ACL suffered in February. Rising sophomore Nick Faust, who spent time at both guard spots last season,likely inherits one starting slot. Incoming freshmen Seth Allen and Sam Cassell Jr. offer additional depth. Turgeon's incoming recruiting class is a six-membergroup with four frontcourt options, including post player Shaquille Cleare and stretch power forward Jake Layman.Former Michigan sophomore forward Evan Smotrycz, a spot starter on the Wolverines' NCAA tournament team last season,is another transfer joining the program. He must sit out next season and then will be eligible for the 2013-14 campaign.