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.
WASHINGTON -- Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Vince Velasquez pitched five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington's six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Velasquez (2-4) allowed one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He also struck out four, walked four and hit a batter.
Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris then combined for four innings of one-hit relief. Neris earned his sixth save.
Trea Turner led off the Washington ninth with a walk and was running when Matt Wieters popped out to short right field. Turner, who slid into second, lost track of the ball and was easily doubled off first.
Wilmer Difo homered for Washington. Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0 for 2 with two walks after missing 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his toe.
Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.
Andrew Stevenson accounted for Washington's other hit, a one-out single in the sixth. Pedro Severino followed with a walk, but Ramos induced a double-play grounder from Rafael Bautista.
Cesar Hernandez opened the game with a single off Roark and Hoskins homered to center on a 3-2 pitch. It was his fifth of the season.
Maikel Franco provided an insurance run when he followed Carlos Santana's one-out triple with a single in the sixth.
Phillies: RHP Ben Lively (lower back strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session. Lively was placed on the disabled list April 27. ... Manager Gabe Kapler said RHP Pat Neshek (shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session as the next step in his rehabilitation. Neshek has not appeared in a game this season.
Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was scratched from the lineup due to stiffness in his side, according to manager Dave Martinez. ... RHP Trevor Gott, who sprained an ankle in the sixth inning Friday night, is day to day.
The winners of the last three NL Cy Young Awards square off when Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) opposes Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA). Arrieta won the award in 2015 with the Cubs and Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, has claimed the honor each of the last two seasons.
The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.
On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.
From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.
Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).
NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.
Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson
Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.
Omer Yurtseven to ESPN on why he chose to transfer to Georgetown: “I needed a big man coach and I don't think anybody is better than Patrick Ewing when it comes to the experience he has as a player."— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 16, 2018
It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.
On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.