The NCAA is now using the new APR system to measure academic progress, and
while quite a few ACC basketball teams have done well, Maryland
has not. Gary Williams says that it's because Andre Collins
transferred and Jamar Smith dropped classes because they conflicted with NBA
Part of the formula is based on retention, and transfers still count against
you, and maybe Gary has a point there. But in the case of Smith, who
basically quit school, well, it's hard to argue with the NCAA on that. We
understand why he did, but that's not to say the formula should accomodate it.