UNC Is The Team To Beat
Reyshawn Terry of the Kappa Magic scored 18 points in his team's 78-68 win over All-Ohio Red in the finals of the AAU National Championship. Throughout the event, Terry was played consistently well. His confidence level appeared to be in the neighborhood of where it was at end of his high school season when he was named the MVP of the state championship game.
For Terry, everything is about confidence. When he's playing with it, he's an athletic figure who helps win games and sometimes can take over at both ends. When July concluded, Reyshawn Terry was a man with plenty of confidence.
"I knew this was my last year to do anything," Terry said of his run in the AAU's. "I just wanted to get myself back on the map." Consider the mission accomplished.
As coaches from numerous programs looked on throughout the week in Florida, Terry said that he's basically down to three schools: North Carolina, NC State and Maryland. The Terps and Pack have something in common – they have offered him a scholarship. UNC has not … yet.
"I think they'll offer me when I get back," Terry said. "They want to see what happened with my summer school."
According to Terry, he'll receive some grades back from his summer classes in early August. At that point, he thinks North Carolina will make its move. He thinks they'll offer and if his grades come back in good shape that looks like a fairly safe assumption.
So, if an offer is made, what will he do? Will his recruitment be over if the Heels step up and offer? "Yes. Done deal," Terry said. His definitiveness means that sometime in the very near future this situation will play itself out.
Until then, NC State and Maryland will continue recruiting him, probably looking for ways to make up ground on the Tar Heels. Each school sent representatives to the game in Florida today. The Wolfpack took the full staff approach as Herb Sendek, Larry Harris and Mark Phelps sat courtside for the championship. Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson was on the baseline as was UNC's Fred Quartlebaum.