Terwilliger Adds Pounds, Interest

Matt Terwilliger, once a skinny but promising post player, is now 25 pounds heavier than he was at the start of last season. At this point, a series of college basketball heavyweights have already offered scholarships.

Terwilliger's Recruitment Is Big Time

If you would have weighed Troy (OH) High's Matt Terwilliger at the end of last summer, the big man would have tipped the scales at just 195 pounds. With his size, that's on the light side for major college hoops.

Terwilliger is light no more.

"I was 195 before the season started and I've gotten up to about 220," Terwilliger said. "Hopefully I'll be up around 235 next year." Terwilliger said he's even excited about adding more weight before the AAU season starts.

Obviously, the results of his added poundage have been noticeable. "It's something where at times I used to not be able to get position on guys because they were stronger, I've now got the muscle to make it through.

"The range on my shooting has been affected to. I can shoot deeper easier. I can get shots up over people easier."

Terwilliger is a prime time target for a number of major basketball schools. For instance, he's receiving major attention from Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Xavier, Michigan and Michigan State. Dayton has also offered a grant.

"Really my top three are Ohio State, Notre Dame and Cincinnati but I'm not sure if there's a leader there. I haven't given it a lot of thought."

Terwilliger will play some with Team Ohio and a few events with Cleveland Basketball Club this spring and summer. He averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds for Troy as a junior.

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