Maryland waits on Jon Graham's NCAA waiver decision

Maryland waits on Jon Graham's NCAA waiver decision
October 27, 2013, 12:15 pm

Midnight Madness returns to Cole Field House

Every piece is in place for Maryland this season, except for one.

Penn State transfer Jonathan Graham has still not received word from the NCAA as to whether he will be able to play in games this season, less than two weeks before the team's opener against Connecticut in Brooklyn, head coach Mark Turgeon said Saturday.

“We were hoping we’d hear this week. It’s all in,” Turgeon said, referring to the paperwork required to file a request. “Hopefully this week we’ll hear before our Catholic game.”

Maryland is scheduled for an exhibition game against Catholic University on Nov. 3.

Graham has been able to practice with the team since his arrival and took part in Maryland's "Midnight Madness" festivities last week. He also scored two points in the Terrapins' Red-White scrimmage on Saturday.

At 6-8, 220 pounds, Graham eligibility this season would give Maryland another option to add depth in the front court. Last season at Penn State, Graham averaged 1.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

“I won’t lie to you, it’s kind of out of my hands at this point,” Graham said earlier this month. “All you can do really at this point is just wait and just hope for the best.”

Jonathan is the son of Maryland legend Ernie Graham and will wear his No. 25 this season. Read more about Graham's journey to Maryland by clicking here.