Terps basketball guard Noah Batchelor will enter tranfer portal

Maryland Terps basketball guard Noah Batchelor announced on X that he will enter the transfer portal. Batchelor is the first player to announce his decision to part ways with the basketball program.

Batchelor, 20, was the first player signed by head coach Kevin Williard. Before Maryland, he was ranked the 22nd small forward in 2021 and played at IMG Academy during the 2021 season.

As a freshman at Maryland, he played in 22 games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds, totaling six assists and two steals.

The 6-foot-6 guard struggled behind the arc, only recording 20-of-68 three-point attempts (29.4%). He didn’t play much, only averaging 7.3 minutes through 49 appearances at Maryland. In addition, he only made two starts.

After Maryland’s loss to Penn State, Willard explained his thoughts on Batchelor and his inconsistency

“I think for Noah. Eventually, the light will go off,” Willard told the media after Batchelor scored a career-high nine points.

Batchelor is the first Maryland player to depart after a tough 2023 Terps’ season. The move means Maryland has a scholarship spot open as Willard looks to acquire new talent. The Terps have a lot of work on their hands this off-season, as two of their top three scorers will no longer be with the team.

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