Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller was able to make his first public comments about Dalen Terry after Thursday’s win over San Jose State, a day after the 2020 recruit signed his National Letter of Intent with the school.
“The thing that I love about him is he’s a great competitor,” Miller said. “And although he can play the point guard position, he can play with a point guard. He can play with two guards. Because he’s 6-7, you can really play him anywhere on the court. A lot like Josh Green, I think he has a chance to be an incredible defensive player. He’s only getting better playing for Hillcrest right now. They play a national schedule, Mike Bibby is a really good coach. I think Dalen is going to learn a lot and come ready to play.”
Arizona coach Sean Miller on 2020 recruit @DalenTerry: “I don’t care where he’s ranked. ... In my mind he’s a five-star player.”— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) November 15, 2019
Miller said Terry is unique because “he’s so tall and yet he’s a guard.” pic.twitter.com/rYP2nO9eJw
A four-star recruit, Terry is the No. 32 player in his class according to 247Sports composite rankings, but Miller views him as a five-star prospect.
“You gotta remember Zeke (Nnaji) is a four-star,” Miller said. “A lot of people didn’t have him in the top-50, even top-100 for a long time, so I’ll give Dalen similar credit.”
When asked if Terry reminds him of a player Arizona has had in the past, Miller couldn’t think of one.
“He’s so unique because he’s so tall and yet he’s a guard,” he said. “He’s 6-6, 6-7, so I really don’t have a comparison of a guy. But I think his versatility is a lot like the guys we’ve had. It’s not like he does one thing. He can do a lot of things. He can impact the game and not really score a lot of points.”
Miller reiterated Thursday that Arizona will eventually bring in a class of “four or five” players and wouldn’t be surprised if it adds another player or two by Christmas.
So far Terry is UA’s lone 2020 commit.