By Matt Whitfield
Hyattsville, MD – The expanded popularity of the National High School Hoop Festival paired local DMV powers against some of the top high school programs in the nation. Spectators had a great opportunity to see some of the country’s elite prospects in the high school ranks. One such player was Prime Prep (TX) shooting guard Terrance Ferguson.
The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Ferguson went off for 30+ points in a loss to Our Savior New American. Very long and athletic, Ferguson showed off his deep range all weekend long. He has a good frame that once he adds some strength and weight to the impressive skill set, he will reach the potential of the 5-star Class of 2016 recruit he is currently considered. If this past weekend was any indication…the potential is starting to be realized.
Ferguson knows his strengths and is working on some of the intangibles on his game to become a better player.
“I’m still working on being a leader and getting my team involved,” said Ferguson. “I can’t do everything by myself.”
As for his recruitment, he is hearing from a variety of schools. A few stood out with their recent contact.
“There’s a lot of people that are trying to reach out to me,” he said. “Louisville was just here today. Virginia, I got Wake Forest, every school in Texas. I got Cal, UCLA now.”
Ferguson recently visited Louisville and the trip made a strong impression on the kind of atmosphere and program Rick Pitino’s program provides.
“I just recently went to Louisville when they played Ohio State,” said Ferguson. “It was unbelievable. The crowd, the fans there are crazy. The facility everything is new. It’s unbelievable up there.”
Ferguson has also been a semi-regular at Oklahoma State games in the past. He hopes to visit everyone that offers him at some point in the future. While that may be a difficult goal to accomplish with the amount of offers the elite junior prospect will eventually collect, he does have a set of criteria he is developing to analyze his college options.
“The playing style,” said Ferguson when discussing factors in a college decision. “I’m looking for a family type of team that [centers] around family. And I’m looking for great coaches, not just basketball but great coaches also.”
Below is a mixtape courtesy of BallisLife featuring Terrance Ferguson to get a sense of the talented prospect’s game:
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