College Park, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Maryland will have the services of
Jonathan Graham, son of former Terrapins star Ernie Graham, on its roster for
the upcoming season.
The younger Graham was ruled to be eligible to play in 2013-14, thanks to the
NCAA granting him a legislative release waiver on Wednesday.
"We're excited for Jonathan that he is immediately eligible for the upcoming
season," said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon. "Our administration did an
outstanding job working diligently on Jonathan's behalf."
Graham, a 6-foot-8 forward, spent the past three seasons (57 games) at Penn
State. The native of Baltimore posted just 1.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per
game last year and announced his intention to transfer, but rules dictate a
player heading to another Division I program must sit out a year before
returning to the court.
He was allowed to practice with his teammates, but was not allowed to play in
an exhibition this past weekend until the NCAA reviewed the waiver request.
Ernie Graham played for the Terps from 1978-81 under Lefty Driesell, setting a
still-standing single-game record of 44 points against North Carolina State
during his first year with the program.
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