Maryland redshirt junior forward Robert Carter, Jr. will declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agent, CSN has confirmed.
Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports.com was the first to report the news on Thursday.
By signing with an agent, Carter would forfeit his final remaining year of eligibility and fully commit to the NBA Draft process without the possibility that he could return to school.
Carter, who transferred to Maryland from Georgia Tech and sat out a season before playing for the Terrapins in 2015-16, averaged 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game this past year while shooting 55.4 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
He showed potential as a stretch-four option, which will likely be where he makes an attempt to fit at the NBA level. At 6-9 and though streaky at times, he has shown the ability to stretch the defense out toward the perimeter, which is becoming increasingly more valuable at the next level.
He carried Maryland at home against Purdue on Feb. 6 when he was 4-of-6 from three-point range in a victory.
During the transfer season during which he did not play, Carter reshaped his body and trimmed his body fat to become a leaner, more effective basketball player.
DraftExpress.com currently projects him to be taken with the 51st overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Others have him going undrafted. Carter turned 22 years old this week.