Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz injures ankle in practice
The severity of Smotrycz's injury is currently unknown. He'll miss Maryland's Midnight Madness scrimmage Friday night and will be re-evaluated Saturday.
A native of Reading, Mass., Smotrycz spent the first two seasons of his college career at Michigan before transferring. He sat out the 2012-13 season and made his Maryland debut last year.
The Terrapins will be forced to re-tool this season after the departures of Mitchell and four other scholarship players. Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, Roddy Peters and Seth Allen all left the team as well, and 7-foot-1 recruit Trayvon wasn't allowed to enroll at the school after failing to meet athletic department standards.
The Terrapins went 17-15 last season, including 9-9 in the ACC, and haven't made the NCAA tournament since 2009-10. The team opens the 2014-15 season Nov. 14 against Wagner.
- Ben Estes