NCAA rules said he had to wait 'til the end of the fall semester to play for Gary's Terps. Maryland was appealing this ruling but apparently it didn't happen and today UM issued the release pasted below. We are to believe that Gilchrist is leaving Md. so he can try to play immediately somewhere else (i.e. not sit out in the fall). Dude would have missed what? One ACC game? All the real action in college hoops starts in the new year anyway.
This is either a very impatient, fickle young man, or things just ain't going well in CP. Perhaps a combo of both.
Will be interesting to see what's reported coming out of all this.
GILCHRIST GRANTED RELEASE
that Augustus Gilchrist (
Gilchrist enrolled at
“Gus has asked for a release to explore other options which may allow him to play more games at another university outside the ACC, pending an NCAA waiver,” said Head Coach Gary Williams.
“I would like to thank Coach Williams and the basketball staff at
The release allows Gilchrist the opportunity to transfer to another NCAA school.