Terry returns from Chapel Hill

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Reynolds junior wing Reyshawn Terry visited Chapel Hill this weekend. <i>Inside Carolina</i> spoke on Sunday with Terry and his AAU coach, who accompanied him on the visit ...

Reyshawn Terry spent a few hours with Matt Doherty and the rest of the Carolina staff on Saturday afternoon, but the 6-8, 205-pound Reynolds High (N.C.) junior forward returned to Winston Salem without giving the Tar Heels a commitment.

Terry, who transferred from Kernersville Glenn (N.C.) midway through last season, went to Chapel Hill along with his parents and AAU coach, Andre Gould.

"I wasn't disappointed with the visit at all," Terry said. "The best part was getting to talk to coach Doherty. I wanted to find out where I fit in with the program and also about the academics."

There was speculation that a scholarship might be offered, but that did not occur.

"That was rumors -- you don't get married on the first date," Gould said. "I thought everything went great. It's just what you'd expect. I don't think he was expecting an offer and I don't think he was ready to say he's going to commit, anyway. I think it was just a great feeling out process."

The fact that no offer was made had no impact on where the local star lists Carolina.

"They are still the leader," Terry said.

Gould said the visit lasted about three hours.

"He definitely enjoyed the presentation," Gould said. "We didn't take him on a tour, though, because I had to get back."

While Terry said that the Tar Heels remain his favorite, he also mentioned Wake Forest, N.C. State, UConn, Maryland and Tennessee as possibilities. Gould said that Terry has spoken to the coaches at N.C. State, Tennessee and Clemson already.

Gould and Terry both maintained that Doherty was able to dispel some of their concerns about the recent happenings with the program.

"I know Matt's been taking a lot of flak lately, but he's still the same guy who won 18 straight games in the country and is one of the best coaches in the country," Gould added. "I'm not worried about him. The public is fickle."

Gould also said that from what he could tell, Terry and Doherty appeared to hit it off pretty well.

"So far, he's clicked with all the coaches," Gould said. "But one of the things that (Reynolds) Coach (Howard) West has taught him is to be adjustable, not only with his personality but also with his intensity level. He has taught his players to go in with an open mind."

Terry played 14 games at Reynolds this past season and averaged 17 points per contest in helping lead the team to the state crown. He is extremely versatile, showing that he could play with his back to the basket at Glenn and showcasing his skills on the wing while at Reynolds.

Related Links:
IC's Reyshawn Terry profile - Archived analysis, quotes, photos galleries, etc. on the Winston-Salem star.

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