Steve Lavin and St. John's have offered a scholarship to Brewster Academy shooting guard Jared Terrell, per reports.
Like many of the prospects Lavin attracts, Terrell is athletic and versatile - more than able to utilize his 6-foot-3 frame to attack the rim. But what Terrell offers that may differentiate him from the pack is his jump shot, which is considered one of the best in the 2014 class.
St. John's has offered 2014 Expressions Elite (MA) SG Jared Terrell.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) July 16, 2013
Though Terrell's strengths seem to be off the ball, he has also shown signs of being able to facilitate at a relatively high level as a point guard. But with Rysheed Jordan and Jamal Branch as a potential senior on the roster, he would likely play in an off-the-ball role if he were to join the Johnnies in 2014.
Terrell had previously attended school in New Hampton, a small town in the middle of New Hampshire, before attending Brewster for the 2012-13 season. He received an offer from St. John's in 2012 while at New Hampton, which has been reinforced with Terrell having spent a year playing at the prep level.
In fact, Brewster Academy could be becoming a virtual feeder program for St. John's having already provided the Red Storm with JaKarr Sampson and Max Hooper since Lavin was hired in 2010. The Johnnies were also heavily interested in Brewster big man Chris McCullough, who ultimately chose to commit to Syracuse.
Terrell is currently ranked 76th on ESPN's Top 100 list for the 2014 recruiting class, and has obtained similar interest from fellow Big East programs such as Providence, Marquette, Xavier and DePaul.
St. John's is also interested in other impressive 2014 prospects including AAU teammate Abdul-Malik Abu - who has long been rumored as part of a package deal with Terrell, Lincoln HS's Isaiah Whitehead, and Bishop Loughlin's Khadeen Carrington. The Storm's need to add talent will not be as strong in 2014 as it will be in 2015, when it will be forced to replace the experience of Branch, D`Angelo Harrison, Sir`Dominic Pointer and Phil Greene IV.