Terry Whisnant, an ESPN100 shooting guard out of Cherryville, North Carolina, has committed to play for the Florida State Seminoles. Whisnant plays for Cherryville High School.
Evaluation from ESPN.com contributor Andre Whitehead:
Terry's an athletic wing with great quickness to the basket in transition. He's a good shooter with a soft stroke and a high release. Terry needs to be more aggressive with the ball, which would lead to more scoring opportunities for him. But he has great length, which makes him a solid defender.
Whisnant finished his Junior season at 6'3, 175 lbs. He is ranked 78 in the ESPN100, with a position ranking of 26. He is ranked 105 nationwide on Rivals (position ranking of 30). Prior to his commitment, he was heavily recruited by Wake Forest, North Carolina, Charlotte, Auburn, and South Carolina.
More information after the jump.
Terry shot 54.3 percent from the field and a stunning 50.5 percent from 3-point range, helping him to score 27.5 points per game. He made a school-record 109 3-pointers and scored a season-high 40 points against West Lincoln, reaching 30 on 11 other occasions.
He also averaged 7.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists on his way to conference and district player-of-the-year honors. He led the Ironmen to regular-season and tournament titles in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference and helped his team reach the sectional finals.
Whisnant was one of 15 high school shooting guards across the nation invited to the Paul Pierce Skills Academy. He has already been busy this summer with his AAU team and a high school summer league at Cherryville.
Some insight from the Gaston Gazette:
Whisnant owes much of his success to his father, who held the Cherryville career scoring record for 13 years. The elder Terry Whisnant, who turned down Wake Forest and Clemson basketball offers to play football at North Carolina, teaches his son basketball fundamentals and proper shooting mechanics.
He plans on signing a national letter of intent on Nov. 10, the first day of the early signing period.