Jared Terrell Rose Above the Crowd
The Mass & NH High School Basketball Report visited Weymouth High School to watch sophomore Jared Terrell (our #2 rated sophomore, 16 points). Terrell provided plenty of highlights tonight as Weymouth held off Newton North 56-51 to remain undefeated at 8-0 on the season. Terrell had a break away dunk early in the game as he elevated way above the rim to put Weymouth up early 7-2. Terrell would then show us a cross-over to pull-up to end the first quarter to put the Wildcats up 13-9 at the end of the first quarter. Weymouth would go on a 6-0 run to start the second quarter to extend the lead 19-9 before Newton North's Mike Thorpe (our #9 rated junior, 22 points) would strike back with the next six points and Newton North would trail 23-20 at the end of the first half.
Junior Khary Bailey-Smith (10 points, 11 rebounds) who would be the catalyst for Weymouth most of the night scored the first four points of the second half to move the Weymouth lead to 27-10. Thorpe would score 10 straight points for Newton North and after a Aaron Falzon (our #1 rated freshman, 10 points, 6 rebounds) lay-up Newton North would lead 34-29 and 36-34 at the end of three quarters.
A Terrell dunk early in the fourth quarter would tie the game at 37-37, and before you knew it, a second dunk and a Terrell steal would leave Weymouth with a 45-39 lead. Newton North's Falzon would hit a big 3 to narrow the lead to 49-46, but Weymouth junior Damien Lugey would make 5 free throws down the stretch for Weymouth.
Who Impressed Tonight:
Jared Terrell (6'3', guard, Weymouth) - Terrell has a great basketball body as he his long and well cut up. Terrell is extremely athletic and can make a highlight real off of one game. Tonight was no different as he showed us on four different occasions that he can soar way above the rim and slam it home. Terrell also showed us that he has some game from the perimeter as he can put it on the floor and that he as a good midrange game with some impressive fade away pull-ups.
Aaron Falzon (6'7", small forward, Newton North) - Falzon showed us that he can play inside and out. He had a couple of nice looking moves on the block, knocked down a three, and had a nice shot fake to a drive. Falzon has excellent rotation on the basketball which we observed when he stroked the three and finished two clutch free throws late in the game. He is most effective from the perimeter as he can knock down shots, pass, and put the ball to the floor.
Mike Thorpe (6'0", guard, Newton North) - Thorpe is a seasoned basketball player that knows how to score the basketball in a variety of ways. He is not exceptionally athletic, but can find his way to the rim. Thorpe is a streaky three point shooter and thus can knock down several in a row. He also has a nice shot fake, to one dribble, to a sweet looking pull-up.
Khary Baily-Smith (6'1", forward, Weymouth) - An undersized forward, Lugay is very athletic and strong and gets after the glass on both ends. He is a fierce competitor and came up with several big rebounds and put-backs.