On Friday, one of the most highly coveted point guards in the nation made his college announcement. Jalen Terry, a 5’11” senior out of Beecher High School in Michigan announced at high school his commitment to Oregon and head coach Dana Altman. Terry picked the Ducks over his other two finalist, Louisville and LSU. 

Initially, Terry had committed to Michigan State last spring, but opened up his commitment from the Spartans back in October. The point guard had a long list of scholarship offers including Butler, Iowa, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Missouri, among a few others in addition to his finalist. Terry cut down his list of potential schools and announced his final three last month, following his official visit to the Eugene campus. 

Terry greatly impressed on Nike’s EYBL last year playing with The Family. During the spring and summer in the EYBL, Terry averaged a highly impressive 19.1 points, 5.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 steals per game. 

This is a major addition by Altman and staff as Terry marks the first commitment in the Duck’s 2020 recruitment class. A guard commitment was especially key for Oregon as they currently start seniors Payton Pritchard and Anthony Mathis, plus junior Chris Duarte in their backcourt. Oregon is currently having another stellar year as they are currently 15-4 and ranked eighth in the country in both major polls.