Maryland offers Hawaii guard Keith Shamburger

Maryland offers Hawaii guard Keith Shamburger
May 7, 2014, 7:15 am
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(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

The transfer of sophomore guard Seth Allen has left Maryland with a void in the backcourt, one it is trying to fill for the start of the 2014-15 season. 

Another option presented itself on Tuesday, as Maryland offered former Hawaii and San Jose State guard Keith Shamburger, he announced via his Twitter account.

According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Shamburger is looking to finish his undergraduate degree this summer. If he does so, it would allow him to transfer to another Division I school without having to sit out a year, so long as certain graduate degree stipulations are met.

Maryland is in the market for a graduate transfer to fill Allen's spot in the rotation, a player who can provide scoring to supplement the youth that will be surrounding senior Dez Wells in 2014-15. Shamburger could fit that mold, having averaged a solid 9.3 points and 5.4 assists per game for the Warriors last season.

A graduate transfer would bring both stability and a veteran presence to what will be a young backcourt next season. Freshman Melo Trimble will be handed the reins of the offense along with Wells. Those two are added to fellow freshman Dion Wiley at the shooting guard spot.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said on Tuesday at a Big Ten press conference that Maryland has 11 players under scholarship. That would mean that redshirt senior Jonathan Graham is on scholarship for the 2014-15 season and there is the expectation of a full five-man recruiting class coming into the program this fall.

Among other options for Maryland in the grad transfer market is IUPUI guard Ian Chiles, who averaged 15.8 points per game last season.

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