The NCAA's spring evaluation period, both spring and summer, was a good one for many of Arizona's top prospects, but one prospect that capitalized on the opportunity to maximize his exposure to college coaches was Hillcrest Prep's 6-foot-5, 170-pound junior guard Dalen Terry, one of the state's elite prospects. After a sophomore season where he clearly emerged as one of the state's elite young talents, Terry had a strong spring and summer performance for himself and is now regarded as one of the top up-and-coming prospects in the West.
Terry elected to play this spring for the Compton Magic (CA) club program, and helped to lead their program's 16U squad to a club-season performance. Soon after his decision to play for the Compton Magic, Terry also made a bigger decision for himself and decided to change schools as well - leaving the historic Corona Del Sol basketball program for the prep school ranks. Terry will pick up his high school career this fall at the also historic Hillcrest Prep program, and team up with Kyree Walker in the program's backcourt.
Even with all the movement and distractions for Terry this club season, he found time to perform at a high level throughout the club season. As a result of his performance, Terry received numerous big offers for himself. After receiving his first offer from Grand Canyon University before his sophomore high school season, Terry has now garnered big offers from such division-I schools as Arizona State, Cal, USC, Utah, UNLV and Nevada.
This weekend, Terry received another big offer for himself from Marquette, as his list of college suitors continues to grow.
Terry is among the state's elite prospects in the 2020 class - a class absolutely loaded with top-rated talent. Many prospects in the class have received regional and even national attention.
Terry is a long, rangy and skilled guard prospect that has serious upside for the future. He is still growing a great deal and has an excellent feel for the game, and is a rare bigger guard prospect, that is a true-point guard. He is still growing a great deal, and has excellent upside as a college prospect.
I will continue to follow his progress as a player closely, and bring you any other recruiting updates regarding Terry, as he continues to mature physically and looks to team up with an already loaded Hillcrest Prep roster this fall.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Terry is a long, rangy prospect with huge upside and a bright future ahead of him. He has excellent length of body which allows him to make plays, and an advanced feel for the game from the point guard position. While possessing very good height for the point guard position, Terry is a true-point guard with a pass-first mentality. He is fundamentally sound and has a nice overall skillset and feel for the game. A bigger point guard prospect that loves to have the basketball in his hands and make plays for himself and others off the dribble. An excellent passer of the basketball that sees the floor very well, and pushes the ball up the floor to the open man. He has a solid shooting stroke with range. Has excellent overall versatility as a player. Very good in the open floor. An active defender. Plays passing lanes. Runs the floor well. Has serious upside and potential for the future, with a high basketball IQ. A budding young prospect that will receive loads of recruiting attention.