Richaud Pack commits to Maryland


North Carolina A&T guard Richaud Pack provides significant depth to the Maryland backcourt and is a huge get for coach Mark Turgeon and his staff. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin L. Dorsey/North Carolina A&T Sports Information)

The Maryland men’s basketball program has suffered through an unbelievable number of transfer this offseason. However, finally coach Mark Turgeon and his staff lured one into the program.

North Carolina A&T graduate transfer Richaud Pack has committed to Maryland, according to multiple reports. Pack was also considering TCU before ultimately deciding to stay on the east coast.

Pack averaged 17.0 points-per-game to go along with 4.6 rebounds-per-game and 1.6 assists-per-game and was the second leading scorer for the Aggies during the 2013-2014 season. Pack also averaged the sixth-most points in the MEAC.

It would seem likely that Pack won’t see time at point guard, which looks to be incoming freshman Romelo Trimble’s job to lose with the departure of Seth Allen.

In terms of what he brings to College Park, Pack has a knack for scoring the basketball and can get to the rim at ease. He absorbs contact pretty well and is a strong finisher at the basket. One of the most underrated parts of Pack’s game is his three-point shooting. The former Aggie shot 38.2 percent from beyond the arc this past season and is a deadly spot-up jump shooter when given time.

In getting to the rim so frequently, Pack draws his fair amount of foul calls and shot a 80.4 percent clip last year. The Terrapins only shot 67.9 percent at the charity stripe as a team a season ago.

Pack provides a veteran presence that Maryland currently lacks. With all the transfer leaving, including forward Charles Mitchell on Thursday, Pack should be leaned on quite a bit to provide instant offense for the Terps.