Maryland G Smith enters transfer portal

5/26/2020 12:15:46 PM EST

Maryland guard Serrel Smith entered the NCAA transfer portal, the university announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore is the third player to transfer out of the program this offseason, joining forwards Ricky Lindo Jr. (George Washington) and Joshua Tomaic (San Diego State).

Smith appeared in 61 games off the Terrapins' bench over the past two seasons, averaging 2.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 10.0 minutes per game.

"Serrel did everything we asked of him the last two years and we are appreciative of his contributions to the program," head coach Mark Turgeon said in a team release. "He was a great person to coach and a great teammate who helped lead us to a Big Ten Championship. We wish him nothing the best."

A former three-star recruit from St. Petersburg, Fla., Smith will have to sit out next season barring a waiver from the NCAA. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

"I want to thank Maryland and Coach Turgeon for these past two years -- they have been nothing but amazing," Smith Jr. said in the release. "My time at Maryland was filled with memories and relationships that I will always cherish! After careful consideration, I have decided to enter my name in the NCAA transfer portal and explore my options."

Maryland finished 24-7 and shared the Big Ten regular-season title with Michigan State and Wisconsin at 14-6 in 2019-20.

--Field Level Media

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