Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jared Terrell Getting High-Major Interest

6-foot-3 point guard Jared Terrell (New Hampton School, MA) is coming off a season where he turned around a high school program in Weymouth and led the Bay State conference in scoring with around 15 points per game.

After the season, Terrell decided to transfer to the New Hampton School where he will be teamed up with the likes of Zach Auguste and reclassify to the class of 2014.

That was after the June 15th mark where college coaches could contact rising sophomores.

Terrell received calls from Alabama, Boston College, Cincinnati, DePaul, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Temple, Texas, UConn, UMass, URI, Wake Forest and Washington.

Outside of all the calls came four programs who extended their interest. Boston College, Penn State, Providence and Temple are four schools that are sticking out to Terrell right now.

Boston College hosted Terrell for a visit not too long ago and Providence could be the next visit for the talented guard. "Yes, actually Providence," he said when asked if he has any planned visits in mind. "I'm trying to get up there before the live period starts."

Terrell's recruitment will continue to pick up as his game improves. There is no doubt Terrell is one of the most physical guards in his class and state. He's at his best when being aggressive towards the rim.

Terrell is a strong, explosive guard and with a mixture of both his finishes around the rim are sure to entertain. He attacks the defense relentlessly and with work his jump shot, many other schools will inquire.

On defense, Terrell has the ability to play the role of a lockdown defender with his strength and quick feet. His defensive repertoire is developing but I'd be nitpicking if I told you he needed to improve anything on that end of the floor.

This summer, Terrell is focusing on, "just getting better as an all around player and being prepared for school next year."

Thus far, Terrell holds one D-1 offer from UMass but many college programs across the nation have taken notice. With the July live period and three more years of basketball left before college expect to hear a lot about the dominate lead guard.