Reyshawn Terry profile
8/7: "I can't really say with 100 percent certainty that if Matt doesn't offer when he does, that Reyshawn would still be available. Timing is everything. I'd say he was pretty close to deciding and the window was pretty tight." (Heels offered Terry just in time)
8/1: Reyshawn Terry has committed this evening to North Carolina, as first reported by Dave Telep, of TheInsidersHoops.com. Inside Carolina has confirmed the commitment through sources close to both Terry and the UNC basketball program.
"It was his lifelong dream and he wanted to pursue his dream," Andre Gould, Terry's AAU coach and high school assistant coach, told Inside Carolina tonight.
According to Telep, Terry was finally offered a scholarship by the Carolina staff this evening and he accepted shortly thereafter.
"I just think [the UNC staff] saw he was doing well with academics and they didn't want to keep a great player waiting," Gould said.
Terry is currently ranked No. 63 by Prep Stars, but after a strong summer he is expected to move up to around No. 30 on their Post-Summer rankings.
** Check out these two video clips of Terry, which were recorded at the Tournament of Champions by John, who runs East Coast Basketball.
7/31: According to Dave Telep, of TheInsidersHoops.com, UNC may be on the verge of offering a scholarship and perhaps even receiving a commitment from Terry ...
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. (link)
7/31: Terry's Kappa Magic took home the AAU Nationals title today. Dave Telep spoke highly of Terry's play --
"No all-america team was selected as it had been in previous years but should they have selected a team, Reyshawn Terry would have been on it. Terry's steady and athletic play augmented Paul's dominance with the ball in his hands. ... In the fourth quarter, Paul looked off a defender and left a bounce pass at the free throw line for Terry. The small forward caught the bouncer in stride and proceeded to launch himself at the rim. The result was a vicious slam that ignited his team and set the wheels in motion for a win." (link)
7/28: North Carolina coaches Matt Doherty and Fred Quartlebaum have been spotted watching Terry at the AAU Nationals in Orlando this week.
7/8: Terry impressed at the Nike Camp. Prep Stars' Rob Harrington and Brick Oettinger raved about his play when we spoke to them afterwards. Oettinger ended up ranking Terry the No. 10 rising senior overall at the camp. Harrington wrote the following review ...
"The best way to describe North Carolina wing Reyshawn Terry's last few months is inconsistent. After several hot and cold performances, Terry has been nothing short of sizzling in Indianapolis. As expected, Terry has really gotten after it on the defensive end causing all sorts of trouble with his long arms and athleticism, but it is his offense that is drawing rave reviews. Terry has sliced through the lane for athletic finishes above the rim, hit the offensive glass and displayed the ability to score inside or out. One move in particular, a jaw dropping double spin move through the lane was perhaps the most advanced and skillful move we saw on the offensive end all day." (link)
6/1: Rob Harrington, of Prep Stars, at the TOC -- "Quick and nimble, Terry nevertheless continues to be a true engima. At times he has floated in and out of games mentally, but at the TOC he appeared to be full focused. But he struggled to knock down jump shots, which affected his entire offensive game. He still has a lot to work with -- drives, shooting, finishing and potentially dominating defense -- but must become more consistent." (link)
5/29: It was an inconsistent weekend for Terry at the Tournament of Champions, which is par for the course this spring. He's got a world of talent and unlimited potential -- but the strong showings aren't there every game. He averaged 14 points on the weekend, with two solid outings (14 pts, 7 reb, 5 b lk, 4 stl vs. the NO Jazz and 9 pts, 12 reb, 5 stl, 4 ast vs. the Tenn. Travelers).
As for the school list, North Carolina is joined by UConn, Tennessee, N.C. State and Clemson. Terry told some reporters that UNC had offered, though that isn't the case. The Tar Heels are still quite interested, and Terry will remain on the radar, but they're not willing to pull the trigger right now.
4/29: Terry led the Kappa Magic to the state AAU title last weekend in Charlotte. "Terry didn't have his best game for the first three quarters in the Kappa Magic victory over the Red Storm," wrote Thom Jones of PrepStars.com, "but down the stretch, he showed why he is an elite player. He made big play after big play, culminating in his defensive rebound off a Red Strom free throw miss, then dribble penetration and dish to Chris Gaynor for the game-winning layup. Terry played flawlessly in the fourth quarter and came up big for Kappa." Terry told PrepStars that UNC and UConn are co-leaders at this point.
IC's J.B. Cissell took some photos of the Championships, including Terry -- NC AAU Photo Gallery
4/14: Terry spoke highly of Chapel Hill after returning from his unofficial visit -- "The best part was getting to talk to coach Doherty," he said. "I wanted to find out where I fit in with the program and also about the academics." (Terry returns from Chapel Hill)
4/10: Rob Matera, of the All Star Report, filed the following scouting report on Terry at the Boo Williams Invitationall -- "Struggled at this event with a stomach flu. Great size for the wing. Smooth. Excellent athlete and a terrific leaper. Good form on jump shot. Inconsistent from beyond the arc. Can defend the post or the perimeter. Exciting finisher in transition. Poor man's Carmelo Anthony. High major prospect." (link)
4/6: From IC's coverage of the Boo Williams Invitational --
Terry again seemed out of his element, for whatever reason. His stat line read two points (shooting 1-for-5), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks - ending with a technical foul and he then fouled out. "That's just not the same kid," analyst Dave Telep muttered, having raved about Terry several weeks ago at the state championship game. Terry fared better in the afternoon, totaling 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3pt) and three boards. ... Telep reports that Terry had a stomach virus, which may help explain his performances. (Saturday Boo Notes)
4/5: From IC's coverage of the Boo Williams Invitational --
It was a rough night for Reyshawn Terry. The Carolina target missed his first seven shots, from mid-range out to beyond the arc. "It wasn't falling - I saw it wasn't falling, so I took it inside." He hit a baseline jumper, threw down a strong dunk putback and hit a three, to finish with seven points (3-10 FG, 1-3 3pt) and pulled down seven rebounds in Kappa Magic's double-digit win over Georgia Elite. The athleticism was quite apparent, skying for rebounds and racing up the floor, but the missed shots and early foul trouble made it a pretty unimpressive evening. As for North Carolina, Terry confirmed that he will head to Chapel Hill next weekend with his family to meet with the Tar Heels coaching staff. "That's a lifelong school for me - that's where I wanted to go when I was little," he said. He added that he thinks a scholarship could be offered during the visit. If it is offered, would he accept? "It depends," Terry said. "There's the possibility that I may commit." (Friday Night Notes from Boo)
3/28: IC's Clint Jackson asked Chris Paul, the star junior point guard on the Kappa Magic, about Terry, his AAU teammate --
"There isn't enough that I can say about Reyshawn Terry. We brought Rey on to our AAU team last year and he was a huge addition. Rey and I had always knew of each other and played against each other, but it wasn't until last year when we became real close. Rey is just like one of my brothers, along with the rest of my AAU teammates. Rey's game has developed so much over the course of one year. But Rey is special. Rey has some unbelievable talent for his height. He has that desire to win just like I do.
"I believe that Rey truly controls his own destiny and the more days pass the more Rey's game is developing. There used to be times where Rey would get frustrated and be out of his game, but now he's gotten to the point where he realizes basketball is just as much mental as it is physical. It will be crazy to see what Rey does over the next few years."
3/27: "Sources indicated to TheInsidersHoops.com that Winston-Salem Reynolds small forward Reyshaun Terry will meet with the North Carolina coaches in mid-April," reports Dave Telep.
3/18: IC's J.B. Cissell provides more exclusive photos of Terry from the 4A championship ...(Reyshawn Terry Photo Gallery, II)
3/17: Thanks to our friends at ihigh.com, we've compiled some good action shots of Terry at the Smith Center, as Reynolds wins the title ... (Reyshawn Terry Photo Gallery)
3/16: IC's J.B. Cissell spoke with Terry after his MVP-winning performance in the state title game. Reynolds defeated Fayetteville's Seventy-First, 63-58, in the 4A championship game at the Smith Center. -- "Wake Forest is looking at me real hard, NC State, Clemson, UConn, Maryland, Carolina, and a bunch of others. ... I'm leaning towards Carolina, but I'm still open though ... I've got to weigh my options, because I'm not sure what I want to do yet. I'll see where my head is at the end of the summer - at the end of AAU season. ..." (Reyshawn Terry Q&A)
3/16: From Dave Telep, of TheInsidersHoops -- "Terry (is) a young man experiencing a meteoric rise up the recruiting rankings list ... (he) could very well be the best junior in the state of North Carolina. His size, athleticism and defensively ability will have high-major programs rushing to watch him in action for the Kappa Magic this spring and summer. North Carolina, should it offer, would be the clear favorite to land Terry." (link)
3/14: IC correspondent Will Robinson sat down with Terry -- "(North Carolina has) been coming to my games and watching me play off and on, but they've been looking at me pretty hard. ..." (Interview with Reyshawn Terry)
3/4: From Dave Telep, of TheInsidersHoops -- "He's as long as he is tall. He rebounds because he's willing and because he can. He didn't make 3s in this one, but we've seen him make them before and he has that range. His long frame and arms will contribute to him being a terrific defender who'll generate a lot of steals." (link)
2/28: Local expert Alex Bass, a Cary News sportswriter and a regular basketball contributor to iHigh.com, provided Inside Carolina with the following scouting report -
"Reyshawn Terry may be likened to former Maryland forward Terrence Morris. Like Morris, Terry, physically, is neither bulky nor lanky, and has a long wingspan. Terry is not a low-post bruiser, yet he is effective there, offensively, defensively, and as a rebounder. Terry is an adequate three-point shooter to whom the defense must attend. If he is faceguarded on the perimeter, Terry will use his quickness to elude a defender before moving in for an automatic mid-range shot, or exploding to the basket for a thunderous dunk."
2/25: IC introduces Terry -- "They really like him," Reynolds head coach Howard West said of the UNC staff. "In fact, they've already requested unofficial transcripts. They seem really interested in him. ..." (Junior to Watch: Reyshawn Terry)
2/16: North Carolina assistants Doug Wojcik and Fred Quartlebaum were in attendance last night to watch Terry.
1/25: Terry has transferred from Kernersville (NC) Glenn to nearby powerhouse Winston-Salem (NC) Reynolds.