Prime Prep produced 2014 five-star point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who recently signed with SMU.
So can the Mustangs pull another five-star prospect from the local charter school?
If they do, it will likely be 2016 shooting guard Terrance Ferguson. One of the highest rated players in his class, Ferguson is ranked No. 4 at his position and already holds offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas and others.
Ferguson was one of many Dallas-area recruits in attendance at last weekend's SMU vs. Cincinnati game. And the rising sophomore came away more impressed with the program than ever before as the Mustangs knocked off their third ranked opponent this season.
"The arena was crazy. It was a great atmosphere," Ferguson said. "I was very surprised SMU won. After that win, I think SMU should be ranked like No. 11. SMU is definitely now my top school or at least one of my two top schools. That was the best game I've been to."
The SMU coaching staff has returned the favor by heading out to Prime Prep to watch Ferguson in action on multiple occasions. Ferguson says it's an ‘honor' to play in front of a Hall of Fame coach, and he hopes to continue to impress Larry Brown as the recruiting process runs its course.
Ferguson and Brown already have a solid relationship and communicate quite frequently.
"I've been talking to him a lot. It's pretty crazy to know that I can go to him for advice since he's a Hall of Famer," Ferguson said. "It would be amazing to be able to play for him. He's been telling me that he likes my game and just to keep things simple."
Besides the coaches, Ferguson also likes SMU's location and the fact that he could reunite with Mudiay on the Hilltop.
"There is no place like home, and SMU is right here in my own backyard. They are also a really great school," Ferguson said. "Emmanuel is always on me about SMU. He's an amazing point guard, and it would be amazing to play with him again."
At 6-foot-5, 175-pounds, Ferguson is an extremely athletic guard with plenty of potential. He has a smooth jump shot, but he's also able to explode off the ground and throw down some monster dunks.
Ferguson has helped lead Prime Prep to a 14-5 record and hopes to finish the season off by winning a national title after falling just short a season ago.
"The season has gone great," Ferguson said. "I feel like I've improved a lot. I'm just trying to help us keep winning. I definitely think we can win the national championship this year."
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