Jaylen Brantley was one of the key reserves for Maryland throughout the 2016-17 season.
On Monday, the Terrapin guard announced that he will graduate and transfer to another school. Brantley announced the news on his Twitter account.
Brantley will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer and hopes to get more minutes at another program.
The Massachusetts native is coming off a season in which he averaged 4.9 points and 1.9 rebounds playing 16.8 minutes per contest. He also shot 38.6 percent from beyond the arc, which has proved to be one of his primary strengths.
Brantley originally came to College Park prior to the 2015-16 season. He spent a season at Odessa Community College in Texas prior to transferring to Maryland.
During his first season with the Terps, Brantley played sparingly for Mark Turgeon. He only saw 8.4 minutes-per-game and averaged just 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds.
He saw his minutes double this past season and had seven games in which he scored in double figures. Brantley’s most impressive showing came against Howard on Dec. 7 when he scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out two assists.
All four of his field goals came from three as he made four of eight shots from that range.
Brantley is the third player to leave the Maryland program this offseason. Melo Trimble is entering the NBA Draft and has hired an agent while forward Micah Thomas is transferring after redshirting his only season in College Park.
Brantley’s presence off the bench is a loss for the Terps, but the team should have the depth to withstand the blow.