COLLEGE PARK ——Sophomore Terrell Stoglin, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer, hasn't finalized his decision to return to Maryland next season, and his father said the family would at least look at NBA draft options.
"We haven't determined any of that yet," Joe Stoglin said. "Right now, his goal is to come back and play his junior season. We want to see him come back and have a big junior season and make the NCAA tournament."
The younger Stoglin said he is still honing his game and considers Maryland "home."
Stoglin has long aspired to play in the NBA. When the time is right, he said he intended to prove people wrong who doubt his NBA prospects because of his size. He is about 6 feet tall.
Stoglin, who is from Tucson, said he told his maternal grandmother, Paralee Grigsby, years ago that "I was going to go to the NBA. A lot of people just blew me off, but she had a lot of confidence in me. She always used to say she hoped to live to see it." She died several years ago.
Maryland officials have said they believed — based on what Stoglin has indicated during the season — that he would return to Maryland to continue to work on his game. While Stoglin is a versatile scorer, the player's NBA prospects could be enhanced by honing and showcasing the passing and game-management skills that would be expected of someone his size.
May 8 is the deadline for college players declaring early to withdraw their names from the NBA draft. The draft is June 28.
Center Jordan Williams left Maryland after his sophomore season a year ago. After playing in the NBA Development League, he is now a reserve with the New Jersey Nets.
Stoglin is averaging 21.2 points, but his shooting percentage slipped in recent games as he seemed to tire and was often double-teamed.