ESPN's Adam Finkelstein checks in today on his recruiting blog with incoming New Hampton (N.H.) sophomore guard Jared Terrell, who figures to be one of the Class of 2014's most sought-after prospects in New England following a strong summer on the AAU circuit.
Terrell, who is transferring from Weymouth High to the New Hampton, N.H. prep school and repeating his sophomore year, came into the summer with a chip on his shoulder. Finkelstein writes:
"I thought I had a lot to prove coming into the week," Terrell said. "I didn't think I played great here last year and I wanted to show I should be ranked nationally."
"He's been working hard," said Expressions Elite coach Tyron Boswell, "and I think he proved that he belonged within the top kids in the country in his age group."
Terrell had a steady dose of high-major coaches on his tail as he was followed throughout the week by Cincinnati, Boston College and Syracuse with UConn, Rutgers, and several others making it a point to see him along the way.
"I think I did really well," Terrell said. "My team got a lot of wins and that's the most important thing."
Not one to ever be content, Terrell said he's anxious to get back in the gym and add to his game.
A powerful 6-foot-3 guard, his most natural talents come in the open floor when he's able to attack the rim. But he's spent long hours in the gym developing his complementary skill set, and the results have been evident this summer as he has shot the ball very well off the dribble and made his fair share of open 3s.
"I think my jump shot really improved over the course of the spring and the summer," Terrell said. "I want to work on my ballhandling now and convert into more of a point guard."
Whether it be as a point, 2-guard, or combo, you can expect to hear lots more from Terrell in the upcoming years.