Terrance Ferguson is only 14 years old, but he already holds an SMU offer and is one of the most dynamic players in the Dallas area.
A 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard out of Prime Prep, Ferguson still has plenty of time to develop as a player and enjoy the recruiting process. But SMU is certainly sticking out early thanks to the ‘Godfather.'
"SMU is a great school, and I'm especially interested because of Larry Brown," Ferguson said. "He is just a phenomenal coach. You know, he coached in the NBA so if I go to SMU, I'll learn from the best. That's really why I have a lot of interest in SMU."
Brown watched Ferguson in action numerous times this past season and has kept in contact with the 2016 prospect.
"It's amazing to have Coach Brown at games. Not many people get the opportunity at 14 to play in front of a Hall of Fame coach," he said. "He told me before games to play hard, and that he's definitely keeping an eye on me."
Ferguson has returned the favor by making a few visits to SMU. He was especially impressed with the atmosphere at the Memphis game and says staying close to home and playing at SMU would be ‘a great opportunity.'
"I go up there and shoot around from time and watch the team play," he said. "Memphis was a great game. It was awesome when the crowd chanted mine and Emmanuel Mudiay's name."
Ferguson has also received strong interest from Kansas, North Carolina and Texas Tech. He plans on picking up a few more offers over the summer with strong AAU outings.
At the Nike EYBL event last month, Ferguson flashed tremendous athletic ability for Texas Pro and averaged 8.2 points per game. Teammate Emmanuel Mudiay, one of the top prospects in 2014 says Ferguson is poised to be one of the top recruits in the nation in the near future.
"I love his game. He's a great player, and you just don't see 14 year olds ball like that," Mudiay said. "He has a great shot and plays with a lot of heart. He's like a little brother to me, and I think he can make it far."
SMU Getting An Early Jump On Ferguson
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