The team announced Thursday that the Maryland men’s basketball team has secured a commitment from powerful forward Callum Swanton-Rodger of Canada’s 2022 class.
Swanton-Rodger is an unranked 247Sports Composite recruiter. Standing at six feet 10 feet, the Calgary, Alberta, native played at the Edge School and on the AAU circuit with Uplay. Uplay is a program that features players such as the NBA’s predicted 2022 lottery Shaedon Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and New York Knick RJ Barrett among others.
“Maryland is a perfect fit for me and I’m excited to become Terp. Coach Willard and Coach Belmayer have been fantastic during the hiring process and I can’t wait to be part of the program they’re building in Maryland. I’ll be working on an offer that comes game day,” Swanton Roger said in a statement.
Swanton-Rodger has experience at the national level, having played for Canada’s U16 team in the 2019 FIBA Americas Championship. He averaged just 1.8 points per game in four games in the event, but has since earned national recognition. Swanton-Rodger participated in the 2022 BioSteel All Canadian Game, scoring four points and clinching seven plates against some of Canada’s best on April 3. for each game.
Maryland coach Kevin Willard now has only one place on the scholarship remaining to complete his roster for the 2022-23 season. These are Maryland’s other additions in the 2022-23 season.
It is unclear if Swanton-Rodger will become an influential player on Willard’s tournament immediately. At least, though, the Swanton-Rodger should provide both good size and depth to the front area that was previously lacking in both on the bench.
“Caelum is a wonderful addition to our upcoming chapter,” Willard said, in the statement released. “He is a high-traffic position and very active around the edge and on the defensive end. He is very effective in pick-and-roll situations because of his sport around the basket.”