Jan 15, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon reacts to the teams first half play against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Basketball: Trayvon Reed denied admission at Maryland after arrest

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The offseason hits just keep on coming for the Maryland Terrapins as they prepare for their first season in the Big Ten Conference.

On Friday, the university announced it would not allow incoming freshman center Trayvon Reed to enroll after Reed was arrested Wednesday night in College Park, Md.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Reed was charged with two counts of second-degree assault as well as charges of theft under $100 and resisting arrest.

The newspaper reported that one of the assault charges was against a police officer.

Reed was a four-star member of coach Mark Turgeon’s top-10 ranked recruiting class for this season. The 7-foot-1 center from Snellville, Ga., spent last year at Life Center Academy in New Jersey to improve his academics. He was coached by former NBA player Purvis Ellison, a former Final Four Most Outstanding Player while at Louisville in the 1980s.

“Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the University of Maryland athletics department,” Turgeon said in a statement.

Reed was expected to give the Terps a rim protector they have lacked since Alex Len left for the NBA after the 2012-13 season.

He also released a statement through the university.

“I regret that I was unable to meet the responsibilities that were expected of me from Coach Turgeon and the University of Maryland.”

The Maryland program has been rocked this offseason by defections, with four scholarship players opting to transfer, including the team’s second-leading scorer, guard Seth Allen. Guards Nick Faust, and Roddy Peters and center Shaquille Cleare also transferred.

This year’s incoming freshman class still includes five-star shooting guard Romelo Trimble of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and a trio of four-star recruits—shooting guard Dion Wiley of Oxon City, Md.; center Michael Cekovsky from Slovakia; and shooting guard Jared Nickens from Monmouth Junction, N.J.

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