Freshman Trayvon Reed will not enroll at Maryland after arrest

Freshman Trayvon Reed will not enroll at Maryland after arrest
August 1, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Maryland incoming freshman center Trayvon Reed will not enroll at the university, the school's athletic department announced in a statement on Friday afternoon, following his arrest this week.

According to police records, Reed was arrested on Wednesday, July 30 on four charges, among them theft of less than $100, two counts of second-degree assault, including one of an officer, and resisting or interfering with an arrest. 

A court date is set for Sept. 15 in Hyattsville, Md.

“Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the University of Maryland athletics department.” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement released by the school.

“I regret that I was unable to meet the responsibilities that were expected of me from Coach Turgeon and the University of Maryland,” Reed said in the same release.

Before news Friday, Reed had been unable to take part in offseason workouts with the team as he recovered from an ankle injury he suffered in high school. The school had expected him to have his cast removed by mid-August and return to full health by September. That timeline would have still given him an opportunity to prepare for the start of the regular season this fall.

Though his offensive game was still underdeveloped, he was expected to be an asset defensively as a shot blocker.

"There's no doubt him missing the summer hurts him," Turgeon told Comcast SportsNet regarding his injury in late June.

"He continues to do things ... Obviously he's not running up and down the court and doing that kind of stuff. He's doing some things. He's getting stronger, which is important, but it's a setback for him because we are allowed to do things with him in the summer."

At 7-1, Reed was one of two seven-footers in the heralded 2014 recruiting class belonging to Turgeon. Reed, international prospect Michal Cekovsky, wing Jared Nickens, and guards Dion Wiley and Melo Trimble made up a class that was ranked among the 10 best is the nation.

Without him in the lineup, Maryland now enters its first season in the Big Ten with a frontcourt that lost two other pieces in the offseason due to transfer. Juniors-to-be Charles Mitchell and Shaquille Cleare both left the program, heading to Georgia Tech and Texas, respectively.

The bulk of the minutes load in the frontcourt will now fall on the shoulders of Cekovsky and sophomore Damonte Dodd, as well as senior forward Jonathan Graham.