Twitter exploded about a half hour ago with news that Jared Terrell will be picking Oklahoma State at this afternoon’s 3 p.m. press conference. Everyone from ESPN to CBS Sports to College Chalktalk and a few other big names seemed to get word at around the same time. The reports come as a crushing blow to Rhody fans who had fantasized about Terrell alongside E.C. Matthews in the backcourt beginning next season. For what it’s worth, the same folks reporting the Terrell news are also tweeting that Abdul Malik-Abu will be donning a North Carolina State hat come 3:00. So not only does the University of Rhode Island lose out, but the entire state does as well (Abu had listed Providence amongst his finalists).
Rhody Rampage had plans to cover this press conference in person, but there’s no way we’ll be attending now – the (bad) news has already leaked. Instead, it’s on to the next one. The Rams have an incredibly solid team ready to take the court this season, and when the wins come (and they will come), the recruits will follow. There’s still plenty of time to fill out the two open spots in the 2014 class. Now that this hoopla is over with, we’ll return our focus to this season. It’s gonna be a good one.
UPDATE: As expected, Terrell has selected Oklahoma State.
Abdul Malik Abu: NC State. Jared Terrell: Oklahoma State. Committed.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 7, 2013