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One to Watch: Terry Larrier (2014)

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Playing for the top 16U AAU team in the country in Team Scan, 2014 combo forward Terry Larrier may slide under the radar a bit when playing alongside names like Chris McCullough and Conrad Chambers, but he certainly caught the eye on Saturday afternoon at the Providence Elite Camp.

I hadn’t seen Larrier previously and it took some digging after the camp to find out who the bouncy 6’7-6’8ish athlete was who looked tremendous in the speed and agility drills early in the camp.  Larrier is a Bronx native who ESPN lists at 6’6, but he looked, and played, a lot longer than that on Saturday, seemingly catching the attention of the Providence staff.  In a camp with the upwards of 80 young men, he really stood out during those agility drills, yet how he’d look once he stepped into five on five competition was a another question, and he accounted for himself well – knocking down a somewhat unorthodox looking jumper with some consistency, putting the ball on the floor well for a forward and using his fine athleticism to his advantage.

Larrier has been offered by upper-tier mid-majors like Drexel and Siena, but after a solid summer with Team Scan he’s also begun to see interest from St. John, Georgetown and Miami, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.  He has the look of a potentially very good defender at the small forward position.

ESPN currently has him as their 24th rated small forward in the class of 2014 and if he can fine tune his skills to match the athleticism, that number could see a bump.

 

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