Introducing: Tarkus Ferguson

Illinois combo guard Tarkus Ferguson is one of the top juniors in the state. One school showing major interest in Ferguson is Missouri State.

Illinois combo guard Tarkus Ferguson is one of the top juniors in the state. One school showing major interest in Ferguson is Missouri State.

Tarkus Ferguson, (6-foot-3, 170-pounds), has been receiving interest from several programs as his junior year approaches.

“So far the schools that have been in contact with me have been Missouri State, California, Evansville, Indiana State and UMKC,” Ferguson said.

While no offers are on the table at this time, it’s likely that he’ll pick them up before you know it. Ferguson is a skilled combo guard who shoots the ball well and is versatile.

“I’m more of a combo guard. I can play the point, shooting guard and small forward if I have too. I’m very good at shooting the three. I can take my defender off the dribble a well as get to the basket. I play very good defense. I like guarding the best player on the other team. I also like making my team better. I will get an assist to any layer on my team whenever,” he continued.

Ferguson has a good summer in AAU play, but he’s not satisfied with his game at this point.

“I think I played very well this summer. I know for sure that I could have improved on something and worked on it. But overall I played very well,” he said.

While there are parts of his game he needs to work on, that hasn’t stopped Missouri State from showing heavy interest. And the interest is mutual.

“Missouri State has a great program. I like the coaching staff that they have. They are great. They invited me to camp there a couple of months ago. They treated me pretty good while I was up there. The camp was very good and I really like the school,” he continued.

Ferguson is looking ahead now to his junior year where he hopes to keep improving on his skills for the next level as well as playing with his team.

“I’m looking forward to me becoming a better overall basketball player. I’m trying to see if I can stretch my game out more. I also look forward to playing with my best friends and making them better around me,” he finished.

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