Barton wrote that he loved the campus and was impressed with Terps coach
Barton expects to graduate this summer and be eligible to play immediately next season. He is reportedly also considering
The Terps are hoping that Barton, who played three years at Memphis, can become their starting point guard and a team leader, given that he has been part of three
Maryland won't have another scholarship senior on the roster next season.
Barton announced last month that he was leaving Memphis after fellow rising senior point guard
With Pe’Shon Howard’s departure from Maryland last month -- Howard is reportedly considering playing at Southern Cal next season for new coach
The Terps were also reportedly considering Florida International transfer Malik Smith, but CBSSports.com listed Smith's possible landing spots last week as Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota or St. Mary's (Calif.).
It appears that Maryland and Syracuse are the frontrunners for Barton, who is close friends with Terps guard Nick Faust as well as Orange forward C.J. Fair.
Barton’s older brother, Will, who just finished his rookie year with the
Syracuse is in a similar situation to Maryland after losing sophomore point guard