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Posted On: 01/28/18 10:26 AM
Nationally ranked junior point guard Tyrell Terry of DeLaSalle recently earned his fourth high major offer and has the Islanders ranked number one in Minnesota’s Class AAA. NHR caught up with Tyrell last night to discuss the season.
“Our season has been going well this year,” Tyrell said. “We struggled with some adversity at the beginning of the season as people saw with our two losses (Hopkins and Iowa City West), but we’ve picked it up and have won about 11 straight.”
With Minnesota signed Gabe Kalscheur not available because of an ankle tweak Terry had to step up his offense and he did in a big way Tuesday against Fridley.
The final total was 47 points and that began with Tyrell making his first 15 shots including four threes for 31 first half points.
“Last night, we had Gabe Kalscheur out with injury, so I knew I had to step up big for our team in any way I could.”
After the game Tyrell picked up an offer from Baylor giving him his fourth scholarship offer from a high major program.
“My reaction was that I was surprised because I had never really spoken to them before,” Tyrell said. “I am impressed with their program because they seem like they are consistently in the NCAA tournament and have had recent success in the last few years.”
The offer list now includes Nebraska, Iowa, Butler, and Baylor. Those schools and about three more continue to show Tyrell strong interest.
“Nebraska, Butler, Iowa, Ohio State, Stanford, and Minnesota are the most consistent teams showing interest,” Terry said.
Minnesota has not offered but they have watched Terry play multiple times and Terry has been by campus a few times this winter.
“I think that the Gophers will bounce back even though they have been struggling recently,” Terry said. “I believe they have a very bright future ahead of them.
“As far as the interest (being shown to Tyrell), they want me to visit the actual school, practice facility, and they invite me to games quite a bit.”
Tyrell is averaging 19.4 points, 6.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and two steals a game as a junior. Terry is shooting 49 percent from the field taking 11-12 shots a game including 87 percent from the foul line. Terry started the first month of the season cold from the arc but has shot much better at the arc in December.
Terry and the Islanders take on third ranked Eden Prairie this evening at EP.