Point guard Jahmir Young, who will play the 2022-23 season at Maryland after removing his name from the NBA Draft process, says it’s “definitely exciting” to be the first DeMatha Catholic High School alum to play for the Terps in nearly two decades.
Young graduated from Hyattsville, Md.-based DeMatha in 2019 and spent the first three years of his college career at Charlotte, where he averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest in 85 games, all starts. He declared for the 2022 NBA Draft after his junior season while maintaining his college eligibility. He also hit the transfer portal, committing to Maryland in late April while going through the draft process.
Young took his name out of the draft ahead of the June 1 deadline to remain eligible, meaning he’ll be a Terp in 2022-23. Young will be the first DeMatha graduate to play for Maryland since Travis Garrison, who averaged 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds from 2002-2006. He’s excited about breaking the drought and believes more Stags will play for Kevin Willard in the future.
“It’s crazy. That’s definitely exciting,” Young said on Glenn Clark Radio May 24. “DeMatha’s only what, five, 10 minutes from Maryland? I’m excited to just feel like I’m playing back at high school a little bit. Just being able to play at home, I’m very excited for it.”