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Maryland to return just two starters

Maryland announced that sophomore Marah Strickland is planning on transferring after the spring semester.

Strickland, a 6-0 guard, started 23 of 33 games last season and averaged 8.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 28 minutes a game. She also shot 38 percent from 3-point range, seventh-best in the ACC.

"We enjoyed having Marah as part of the Maryland basketball program the past two seasons," Terrapins coach Brenda Frese said in a statement. "We wish her all the best in the future."

Strickland's mother, Joanna, told the Baltimore Sun that her daughter had not decided where to go next.

"Marah has a few schools in mind," Joanna Strickland said, according to the Sun. "Really this just happened [recently]. She actually just sat down and expressed an interest in leaving."

Also transferring is another sophomore, forward Drey Mingo, who did not start a game last season. She averaged 3.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 12 minutes a game.

"Drey is a terrific young lady who we have enjoyed having in our program the past two years," Frese said. "We understand her desire to get on the floor and contribute. We wish her every future success. Drey will always be a part of our family here at Maryland."

The Terrapins, who advanced to the regional final in the NCAA tournament, losing to Louisville, return just two starters next season: forward Demauria Liles and ACC rookie of the year Lynetta Kizer, a center.