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After 1-year suspension, Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin to NBA draft, Mychal Parker transfers

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Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin will not return to Maryland next season and will, instead, enter the NBA draft.

Barker also reports that the driving force behind his declaration for the draft was a one-year suspension handed down by the school for a violation of the university’s student-athlete code of conduct.

In a statement, Maryland announced that guard Mychal Parker was also suspended for one year. Parker is transferring from the school.

“Being a University of Maryland student-athlete carries a tremendous honor and responsibility,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a release. “As much as we appreciate the effort these two young men gave to the program this season, they were unable to live up to that responsibility. We’re disappointed, but hope they use this as a learning experience.”

Stoglin led the ACC with 21.6 points per game last season, shooting 41 percent from the floor.

Parker, who in early April announced his intent to transfer, is formerly a Top 100 recruit. He averaged 4.3 points and three rebounds per game this past season for Maryland.

The Terrapins finished the season with a record of 17-15, including 6-10 in the ACC.

The early entry deadline for the 2012 NBA draft was April 29 at 11:59 p.m., which means that Stoglin had to have filed paperwork by yesterday, though news broke this morning.

Maryland’s 2012 recruiting class got a boost in recent weeks when Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) guard Sam Cassell Jr. officially signed with the Terrapins. He will be joined in the backcourt by Seth Allen.

For the Class of 2013, coach Mark Turgeon is working hard to get Texas guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison, twins who are both Top 5 players.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

VIDEO: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson shows off his versatility

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.

Why?

Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.

Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:

POSTERIZED: Pensacola State’s Jamal Thomas dunks through block attempt, makes coach go nuts

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A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.

The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.