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Arizona Recruit Dalen Terry Shows He’s Been Wildcat Fan Since Young Age


Arizona’s Class of 2020 recruit Dalen Terry, a four-star small forward from Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, tweeted today comparison photos of him wearing Wildcat garb from a young age until now.

Terry’s younger photo looks like he is about 10 and the other photo shows him in an Arizona uniform.

He is an incoming 6-foot-8, 190-pound freshman from Tempe who is rated a four-star player by 247Sports.com. He averaged 15.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists per game, 3.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game this season at Hillcrest.

His tweet reads: “lol see you soon tuscon!!” Perhaps it was just a mistaken misspelling of Tucson. If not, he will soon learn the correct spelling of where he will call home starting this summer.

247Sports’ assessment of Terry’s skills: Good size and very long arms. Still physically immature with plenty of room to add strength. Best asset is his passing ability; outstanding vision for positions. Extremely versatile wing. Respectable ball skills and can be at least a secondary ball handler but likely most effective as a playmaking wing. Better shooter from mid-range than three. Capable finisher due to size and length. Has physical tools to guard multiple positions. Lot of upside here; if continues to improve as shooter and ball handler has easy NBA upside but worst case should be a high-major starter.

Assistant coach Justin Gainey was the primary recruiter for Terry, who played at Tempe Corona del Sol before transferring to Hillcrest last season.


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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