ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 09: Ashton Pankey #30 of the Maryland Terrapins and James Michael McAdoo #43 of the North Carolina Tar Heels vie for a rebound during the Quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Maryland forward Ashton Pankey has announced that he will leave the school and transfer closer back to his home in New York. What will this mean for the Terrapins recruiting class?
Maryland power forward Ashton Pankey will transfer from the school and look for a new place to play that's closer back to his home in New York according to a tweet by Jeff Ermann of Inside MD Sports.
Freshman PF Ashton Pankey leaving Maryland & will likely transfer somewhere closer to home in NY, multiple sources say.maryland.247sports.com/Board/67/Panke…— Jeff Ermann (@insidemdsports) May 15, 2012
Last season, Pankey averaged 4.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. He saw the floor for a total of 20.3 minutes per game. His shooting was decent, averaging 45.2 percent of shots made from the floor.
Pankey also tweeted out a good bye message to the Maryland fans.
Gonna miss maryland &terpnation...always have a place in my heart & I appreciated the last 2 years..#familyfirst— Ashton Pankey (@AshtonP_30) May 15, 2012
The university confirmed that Pankey was leaving the program courtesy of the Terps insider twitter account of the Washington Post.
And Maryland makes it official: Pankey is transferring "due to family reasons." Hopes to find a school closer to home.— Terrapins Insider (@TerpsInsider) May 15, 2012