A Sleeper?

A talented, speedy point guard from New Heights AAU program lists the University of Connecticut on his list

It certainly would take a great summer by Terrance Grier to land a scholarship offer from the Connecticut basketball program. Grier, a stocky 5-foot-11, 185-pound point guard/combo guard from Cranford High School in Cranford, New Jersey, competed with New Heights at the Rumble in the Bronx at Fordham University this past weekend. Grier had a terrific tournament, sparking his team to a run to the finals. New Heights eventually lost to the New York City Bounce in the Gold Medal final.

Grier is an athletic guard who is quick to the hole. He likes to play fast and at times was a bit out of control on forays to the hoop. However, with his quickness, he can get to the rim and is hard for defenders to keep in front of him. Grier reminds of former Peekskill (NY) High School and current Kent State guard Rashard Turner with his strong build and propensity to drive it to the hole.

Grier has gotten interest from Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Miami, Villanova, Connecticut, Florida, Rider, and Fairfield. He said that he has been offered by Rutgers, Rider, and Fairfield. Terrance wants to take trips to Miami and Villanova.

The question for Connecticut fans is whether the staff becomes more seriously interested in his skills. Grier would likely have to burn it up in the month of July to impress the high division one coaches and motivate them to offer him a scholarship.

There will be plenty of chances for Grier to shine on a national stage. Grier will be at the ABCD Camp at Farleigh Dickinson University in July. New Heights also travels to Las Vegas during July and will compete at the Best of Summer event at Loyola Marymount in California.

Grier is still awaiting the results of his June SAT try.


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