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Maryland transfer Pankey headed home to Manhattan

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Maryland big man Ashton Pankey is transferring back home to Manhattan.

Pankey told CBSSports.com that he also considered Iona and Fordham. He left Maryland to be closer to his mother, who was recently evicted from her home in the Bronx.

"I enjoyed my time at Maryland," Pankey told CBSSports.com. "It was tough leaving, but I couldn't stay there knowing my mom needed my help."

The 6-foot-9 Pankey, who started 17 games this past season for the Terps, hopes to get a hardship waiver from the NCAA in an effort to be able to play this season.

If Manhattan does get Pankey for this season, the Jaspers could be the favorite to win the MAAC.

"That's one of the reasons I chose Manhattan," Pankey said. "Everyone kept saying they had a good chance to win the MAAC -- and that was without me. I just want to get to the NCAA tournament."

Steve Masiello's team finished 21-13 last season and 12-6 in league play. The Jaspers return Player of the Year candidate George Beamon, as well as the next two top scorers on the team -- Emmy Andujar and Michael Alvarado.

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