It’s time for our semi-regular check in on some early 2014-15 projections. And once again, everything is coming up Rhody. This week’s item comes courtesy of the Bleacher Report’s Scott Henry, who made his Rookie of the Year picks for every major conference.
First of all, it’s awesome that major media outlets are starting to recognize the Atlantic 10 as a “major conference”. For most long-time A-10 fans, the phrase “it’s about time” tends to pop up a lot. Anyway, B/R made their pick for the Rookie of the Year in the big-time Atlantic 10, and it’s none other than URI’s Jared Terrell. From Henry:
Jared Terrell’s commitment to Rhode Island may not have totally swung the balance of power in the Atlantic 10, but it certainly made the race more interesting.
By pairing the 6’3″, 220-pound Terrell with last year’s co-Freshman of the Year E.C. Matthews and perhaps three-star freshman Jarvis Garrett, Rams coach Dan Hurley may have the A-10’s most potent two-way backcourt.
If he plays close to 30 minutes per game, Terrell could average anywhere from 14 to 18 points and may compete for the league steals crown. The latter would be a huge win, considering Briante Weber has one more season of menacing ball-handlers for VCU.
Heck yes. It’s a long way away, but if Terrell takes home the honors, that will give Rhode Island back-to-back All A-10 Rookies. Check out the rest of the B/R report. It’s in slideshow form, of course.