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