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Maryland Transfer Cleare Signs With Texas

Shaquille Cleare of the Maryland Terrapins rallies the crowd during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Barclays Center on November 8, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Shaquille Cleare of the Maryland Terrapins rallies the crowd during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Barclays Center on November 8, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN (AP) - Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare has signed to play the rest of his college basketball for Texas.

Texas said in a statement Thursday that Cleare signed a scholarship agreement and plans to enroll in classes this summer. Although he’ll train and practice with the Longhorns, he’ll be ineligible under NCAA rules to play until the 2015-16 season when he’ll have two seasons of eligibility left.

Maryland granted Cleare and guards Nick Faust and Roddy Peters releases to transfer earlier this month.

The 6-foot-9 Cleare came to Maryland two years ago as a highly touted recruit from the Bahamas but started only 28 of 69 career games. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds as a sophomore last season.

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