Electing to skip going to the NCAA, NBA hopeful Terrance Ferguson took his talents Down Under. Ferguson did this despite heavy interest from several major NCAA teams, including Louisville, Arizona, North Carolina, and UCLA. He had even committed to Arizona before ultimately deciding on going pro in Australia. Is he a prospect the OKC Thunder should consider?
If one were to just look at his stats over the course of his season with the Adelaide 36er’s, one would think Ferguson didn’t have much of an impact for his squad. That’s a mistake, as much of what Ferguson did on the court didn’t necessarily translate into statistical success.
Weight: 186 lbs
Position: Shooting Guard
Age: 19 years, 1 months
Statline: 4.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, .6 assists, .2 steals, .3 blocks
International: Adelaide 36er’s, Australian National Basketball League
Home Town: Tulsa, OK
Skills and Weaknesses:
Like I said, not much in the way of statistics. However, Ferguson, though extremely raw, has a lot of upside. What stands out the most to me is Ferguson’s willingness to compete. He’s not shy about finding a body to box out, and he’s a willing defender.
He’ll need to add some weight in order to survive in the NBA. However, he’s got a good frame for a shooting guard in the NBA, coupled with explosive athleticism (highlighted by a 38″…