Jaylen Brantley announced two weeks ago that he was transferring from Maryland to seek a bigger role elsewhere for his final year of college. It appears he’s found his destination.
FanRagSports’ Jon Rothstein is reporting Brantley is headed to Massachusetts.
Maryland grad transfer Jaylen Brantley tells me he committed to UMass. Immediately eligible.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 23, 2017
Brantley averaged 17 minutes and 4.9 points per game in 2016-17, his second season at Maryland after transferring from junior college. He originally started his college journey at Marshall, but left the Herd after one season. He’ll be eligible immediately for the Minutemen.
UMass finished 15-18 in 2016-17, coach Derek Kellogg’s ninth season with the team. Kellogg was fired and replaced by Matt McCall. Since McCall’s hiring on March 30, five players have transferred out of the UMass program.
“After speaking with my family, I feel it is in my best interest to explore opportunities at another school where I can have a bigger role athletically and also work towards a master’s degree in sports management,” Brantley said in a release when Maryland announced his transfer.
With Brantley gone, Maryland has two open scholarship spots. The Terps have one incoming transfer so far: Duke big man Sean Obi.