COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Mark Turgeon and the University of Maryland men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Joshua Tomaic to the Terps’ 2016 signing class.
Tomaic, a 6-9 forward who played at Canarias Basketball Academy, has a 7-1 wingspan. He averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game for the CBA U18 team that placed fifth in the Spanish National Championships. He will become the first player born in the Canary Islands to play for a Top-25 NCAA Division I men’s basketball program.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
“Joshua is a skilled and versatile forward with the ability to score inside and outside, while also possessing great feel and basketball IQ,” said Turgeon.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
“I’m excited to be going to the University of Maryland,” Tomaic said. “I’ve followed college basketball for a long time, and I know Maryland is one of the best academic and athletic programs in America. I’ve seen video of how crazy their fans are at games, and I’m looking forward to playing at the XFINITY Center. Many international players have had success there and I know they are going to help me develop into the student, person, and player I want to become.”
Tomaic (pronounced Toe-My-Itch) joins previous signees Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter, Micah Thomas and Justin Jackson, as well as graduate transfer L.G. Gill as newcomers on next year’s roster.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning