Maryland’s basketball team is adding size and experience to its roster for the 2020-21 season.
Tuesday morning, former Alabama forward Galin Smith announced he will be transferring to Maryland for his final year of eligibility. He had spent the previous three seasons with the Crimson Tide before opting to hit the transfer portal.
Smith made the announcement official with a post on Instagram.
Alabama forward Galin Smith has committed to Maryland. pic.twitter.com/WKvocKCDLE
— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) May 12, 2020
The 6-foot-9 forward is listed as a graduate transfer, meaning he’ll be immediately eligible for the 2020-21 season in College Park. He will fill a void left by Jalen Smith, who decided to declare for the NBA Draft following his sophomore season with the Terrapins.
Last season, Smith averaged 3.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game for Alabama. He appeared in 31 contests and made seven starts, averaging 13.1 minutes per game.
Maryland is coming off a season in which it shared the B1G regular season title. The Terps were 24-7 on the season and 14-6 in B1G play.