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Report: Jairus Hamilton selects Maryland for his transfer

The former Boston College forward heads to College Park with two years of eligibility remaining

Jairus Hamilton of Boston College drives with the ball during a game between Boston College and North Carolina at Dean E. Smith Center on February 1, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Boston College Eagles forward Jairus Hamilton put his name in the transfer portal two weeks ago, and today it’s been reported that he’ll join the Maryland Terrapins for next season.

The 6’8 forward from Charlotte averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2019-20, his sophomore campaign. He shot 42.8% from the field, and was part of two sub-.500 teams during his time in Chestnut Hill. Eagles head coach Jim Christian went 13-19 in his sixth season for BC in 2020 and has yet to make an NCAA Tournament, much less win anything in the ACC.

Maryland loses three big men from last season’s squad in Ricky Lindo, Makhi Mitchell and Makhel Mitchell, so they should have space on the floor for him. The Terps were 24-7 and won a share of the Big Ten last season, by far the toughest conference in college basketball last season.

Barring a waiver from the NCAA, Hamilton will likely need to sit out the 2020-21 campaign and serve a year-in-residence unless immediate transfers are granted by the NCAA during this offseason for men’s basketball players changing schools for the first time.