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Former Notre Dame Prep guard Jaylen Brantley has officially made a verbal commitment to play basketball next season for The University of Maryland.
Brantley attended Marshall University last season but was forced to sit out his freshman year by the NCAA who deemed him academically ineligible. Jaylen then transferred to Odessa Junior College in Texas where he will finish out this academic year.
On why Brantley chose the Terps, “I just felt that it was the perfect place for me. The coaches are so invested in getting the players better every year which will help me to reach my goals.”
The former BABC standout is a play making guard. Once known as mainly a three point shooter, Jaylen heading into his senior year of high school was able to show his play making ability off the dribble, scoring with ease or finding teammates. Jaylen feels that with Maryland, he should be able to play a major role, contributing to the team as much as he can.
Brantley now has a chance to join his former BABC teammate Jake Layman who he won a couple national championships with. He also joins Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter for the 2015-16 season.