Larrier makes call for VCU

Terry Larrier, of the Bronx (N.Y.) Phelps School and Team Scan, made his college selection on Monday. Just a day after returning from his official visit to VCU, Larrier committed to Shaka Smart and his staff.

Shaka Smart added a significant piece to his 2014 recruiting class on Monday.

Terry Larrier, of Bronx (N.Y.) Phelps School, committed to Smart and his staff at VCU just a day after his official visit. Larrier confirmed the news to

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"My relationship with Shaka Smart," he said when asked why he picked VCU. "We had a good relationship. We talk like every other day. He's a good coach at a good program. I like what he does with his guys. He has a winning program. He's the type of coach I want to play for."

"We talked almost every day and on a regular basis," Larrier continued about Smart. "We don't just talk about basketball. We talk about life. He's good dude."

Larrier, who picked VCU over Connecticut, said his visit this past weekend helped seal the deal.

"I had fun while I was down there," he said. "I've been down there a couple of times, but I just think this is a good fit for me."

Standing 6-foot-7, Larrier is a long, lean forward with very good athleticism. He fits VCU's style of play.

"Basically I'm tall and lanky and they see me at the top of their press," Larrier said. "That's what I'll be doing and just turning people over."

"I remember the firs time I went up there the thing that stood out to me was they said they weren't going to promise me any playing time. They said there's only two positions -- the bench or on the court. I'm going to have to work."

Over the past year Larrier has improved a great deal. He made his way into's top 100 after an impressive spring with Terrence William's Team Scan.

As a junior Larrier was more of a face up four-man, but he's transitioned to the wing. He has improved his handle, can make jump shots to 21-feet and is active on both ends of the floor.

At No. 61 overall in the 2014 class, Larrier is Smart's highest rated recruit at VCU. He's regaded as the No. 15 small forward in the class. This is Smart's second top 100 recruit in his career at VCU.

VCU now has three commitments in their 2014 class. To go with Larrier, three-star power forward Justin Tillman and three-star point guard Jonathan Williams are also committed.

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