Rozier's play draws praise, comparison

Terry Rozier's record-setting 68 point performance at the Louisville HoopFest on Saturday night drew praise and a comparison of note from the opposing coach, Cam Dailey.

Prior to the start of the season at Hargrave Military Academy, Terry Rozier was a four-star guard known for having a lethal outside jumper. Now, midway through the season, Rozier has become a more all-around guard and should receive a sizeable jump in the national rankings next week.

On Saturday night at the Louisville HoopFest, the 6-foot-1 point guard put his abilities on display. In front of 2,000 fans at Iroquois High School, Rozier was effective beyond the three-point arc and was aggressive in attacking the rim on his way to a school record 68 point outing against a talented Action Sports Academy team.

"That's really where he has changed his game," said Hargrave head coach A.W. Hamiton following his teams 139-135 double overtime win. "A lot of people last year saw him more of a jump shooter, but he's a lot stronger and has added about 10 pounds of muscle, so now he attacks the basket and he has great touch around the rim."

Rozier, who didn't start nor play during the games first four minutes, connected on 51% of his 37 shot attempts, including 8 of 14 three-pointers.

"I really had no idea he had that many points," said Hamilton. "I thought he had like 30, I had no idea that he had 68, so I'm proud of him."

Action Sports Academy head coach Cam Dailey heaped praise on Rozier following the game and compared it to a individual performance that he witnessed as an opposing player two seasons ago.

"That's by far, one of the best performances that I've seen put on me, especially for a kid who didn't start and didn't pout about that," said Dailey. "He came out and did what he had to do."

Two years ago, while a player, Dailey faced another college-bound high-scoring guard.

"As I matter of fact I have seen this type of performance before," he explained. "Two years ago I played against Chris Jones, who is coming to Louisville, too, and he had like 54 on us. Louisville is getting three super guards next year."

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