The University of Arizona has come back in a major way after a spring recruiting season where they saw several of their top-rated prospects de-commit from the program. Just a recruiting period later, the program has returned to dominance - landing several of the top prospects in the country, each with Arizona ties.
After landing verbal commitments from superstar guards Nico Mannion of Pinnacle HS and Josh Green of IMG Academy (FL), a former Arizona product, the Wildcats have now also received a verbal commitment from Bella Vista Prep's gifted 2019 prospect, 6-foot-7, 175-pound senior wing Terry Armstrong.
After narrowing his list of college suitors down to his final four, he decided to join the fray and a ultra-talented group of commits, and give a verbal commitment to the University of Arizona and head coach Sean Miller and his staff.
Armstrong is our top true 2019 prospect in the class (excluding Nico Mannion-Arizona commit who reclassified from the 2020 Class).
The athletic wing generated loads of division-I interest for himself throughout his high school career, and chose Arizona over consideration of offers from Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico.
Armstrong is among the top prospects in the country's 2019 class, and after a terrific junior season for the Bella Vista Prep program, he continued his strong play this spring and summer on the Nike EYBL circuit. Armstrong is a sure-fire high level talent for the future, and was one of the top overall prospects featured on the EYBL circuit while playing for his native club program from Detroit, Michigan - The Family.
Armstrong emerged at Bella Vista Prep last season, after relocating to the state from Flint, Michigan. A four-star college prospect by ESPN and numerous other scouting services nationally, Armstrong was a major piece for the success of the Bella Vista program last season, and will expect to have an even bigger year this season.
Congratulations to Armstrong and his family and the Bella Vista Prep program on this tremendous commitment. The Arizona basketball program and their fans will have a lot to be excited about next season (2019-2020), as they have returned back to dominance in their recruiting efforts.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Armstrong is a big-time wing prospect that once was rated among the Top 25 prospects nationally in Arizona's 2019 class. He is a long, ultra-athletic and bouncy wing prospect that plays well above the rim and has good overall versatility. He likes to handle the basketball in the open floor and make plays for himself and others off the dribble. He is especially gifted in the open floor where he is a threat to make plays above the rim, and over and around defenders. His superior length allows him to catch alley-oops passes and finish from almost anywhere on the floor. He has a very good handle of the basketball and is a solid passer, and is able to put of points in a hurry and is almost unguardable with the basketball in his hands. He has excellent range on his shot and is difficult to defend off the dribble as a result. An active rebounder, but he needs to focus more in this area. A solid defender. Plays passing lanes very well though. Has excellent potential for the future.