Conner Lipinski Accepts D-II Scholarship Offer


Walk-on guard Conner Lipinski will depart the Maryland program to accept a D-II scholarship. (Mandatory Credit: Charlie DeBoyace/The Diamondback)

The Maryland men’s basketball program is losing another player to transfer. However, it’s on a little bit of a smaller scale this time.

Walk-on reserve  guard Conner Lipinski has accepted a scholarship offer from Division II school Lenoir-Rhyne, which is located in Hickory, N.C.

Lipinski only appeared in three games this past season, and usually was used in the final minutes of games that Maryland was winning by a large margin. His strongest performance as a Terrapin came during the 2012-2013 season when he scored four points (all from the free-throw line) against Maryland-Eastern Shore. He only played five minutes during the 2013-2014 season.

The Gambrills native had a decorated high school career before arriving in College Park. Lipinski was the all-time lead scorer at Annapolis Area Christian School, where he scored 1,263 career points. He also had the most assists and steals in school history, and averaged 17 points and five assists as a senior.

Lipinski wouldn’t have likely seen the floor much this season with Maryland’s strong recruiting class coming in. Guys like Dion Wiley and Jared Nickens are likely to see big-time minutes in their freshmen campaign.