According to 247Sport’s basketball rankings for the Class of 2019 prospects, De La Salle (MN) point guard Tyrell Terry is ranked 91st among players regardless of position. He checks in as the 22nd ranked point guard in his class overall, as well as the 2nd ranked player in Minnesota. All of these accolades come on top of the two state championships Terry and De La Salle have won since his freshman year.
He’s helped continue a dynasty built at De La Salle over the past decade, as the team has won six consecutive state championships. “It’s something special to be apart of. It’s a blessing to be able to chase records every year,” said Terry. De La Salle currently holds the state’s longest active streak of consecutive basketball state championships, but he says they can do more. “We’re going for the national record now, and for us to repeat as state champions we’ve got to show up and not take any nights off. For most teams we’ll be their biggest game of the year,” he added.
Along with the attention drawn by such a streak, has come the attention of Division 1 programs as well. Among those programs interested in the 2019 point guard is the University of Minnesota. Terry recently went on an unofficial visit to Minnesota where he attended a basketball game and had great things to say about the atmosphere in Williams Arena.
“The atmosphere was great. It was a big game, but I’ve been to some smaller games and you can tell the fans really enjoy supporting the basketball team,” said Terry, “The fans are crazy. I really like that.”
Minnesota will be in tough competition to land the state’s top point guard though, as he says he’s established strong relationships with the staffs at Butler and Nebraska as well. He’s taken visits to Ohio State, Nebraska, Butler, Iowa, and Drake. Although, he doesn’t have any other visits set at this time, Terry says he plans to set those up as the season ends. Drake, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Iowa, Nebraska, and Butler have all extend offers to Terry, while Ohio State, Iowa State, Xavier, Stanford, Minnesota and Purdue are all expressing interest.
Terry says he prides himself in being a true point guard and leader on the floor, which are qualities beneficial to any program. The 6’0″guard also has the ability to knock down open shots from outside and facilitate for his teammates with his passing ability. He’ll need to fill out his long, wiry frame and add strength before reaching the next level, but has the skills to make an impact as a freshman.
As to who Terry will play for, the question still remains, but look for him to narrow his list towards the summer as team’s amp up the recruiting process for De La Salle’s heralded point guard.