ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting that Duquesne graduate L.G. Gill has elected to transfer to Maryland for his final year of collegiate eligibility. Gill just finished a visit to College Park this past weekend after visiting Marquette back at the end of April.
Gill averaged career best marks of 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Dukes this past season. While 6.5 rebounds per game is nothing to sneeze at (it would have been the 12th best mark in the Big East last season), the fact remains that Gill doesn't rank in the top 500 in the country in either Offensive Rebounding Rate or Defensive Rebounding Rate. He also has shot way more threes (324) than twos (248) in his 92 games played for Duquesne, so he may not really have been the perfect fit for a Marquette team that is desperately in need of size, specifically an inside presence.
Gill's commitment to the Terrapins means that Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski turn their attention to Canadian prep big man Kalif Young for their 13th and final scholarship. Young visited Marquette last week after originally scheduling a visit for what turned into the same weekend that Gill visited Marquette. Given the timeline here - Marquette became interested in Young first, then Gill, then Wally Ellenson left the team when Marquette needed a scholarship available for Gill or Young, then Gill chooses Maryland - it would seem that Wojo is extremely confident about Young deciding to attend Marquette. Young still has a visit to Providence scheduled this coming weekend, so it's far from a definitive thing at this point.
Kalif Young is ranked #320 in the Class of 2016 according to 247 Sports' Composite system. The three star prospect has three predictions in 247's Crystal Ball, and all three - including one from Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook's Mark Miller - are predictions for Marquette.