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Maryland loses Charles Mitchell, adds NC A&T transfer Richaud Pack

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Maryland has already had four players leave the team via transfer as well as two coaching staff changes -- but the program changes aren't done just yet.

On Thursday, the Terrapins announced the signing of North Carolina A&T transfer Richaud Pack -- as well as the loss of sophomore power forward Charles Mitchell.

“Maryland is a great university with an outstanding reputation for its academics and athletic facilities,” Pack said in a statement. “I really believe in Coach Turgeon and I feel I can be a part of something special. I did a lot of research on the business school and I'm excited to pursue my MBA in business administration.”

Pack, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, averaged 17.0 points last season at A&T. He recently graduated, meaning he should be able to play immediately in the 2014-15 season for the Terps.

Mitchell is leaving College Park to be closer to his ill grandmother.

"Recently, Charles shared with us that his grandmother had become ill," coach Mark Turgeon said. "I feel terrible for Charles and his family. Although we will miss Charles, we understand and support his decision to move closer to his home so he can help support and be there for his family. I appreciate Charles' commitment to our program and he will always be a part of our family."

The 6-foot-8 Atlanta native averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds last season.

Mitchell is the fifth Maryland player to leave since the end of the 2013-14 campaign, joining Seth Allen (Virginia Tech), Shaq Cleare (Texas), Nick Faust, and Roddy Peters (South Florida).

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