Terry became a better student and an excellent athlete. As a ninth grader he made the junior varsity with no problem.
A success story
Terry Rozier will begin his senior year at Shaker Heights High School this fall. The talented basketball star’s journey began when he was in Middle School and caught the attention of the Principal Danny Young.
Rozier, the son of a single parent lives with his mom and grandmother, began to have problems with Principal Young. He encouraged Rozier to channel his negative energy toward basketball and became his mentor. Along with the strong family base from his mom and grandmother Terry turned negative to positive.
Terry became a better student and an excellent athlete. As a ninth grader he made the junior varsity with no problem. After four games it was clear he was ready to be promoted to the varsity as the starting point guard where Young was the head coach.
His sophomore and junior year Terry made the All Lake Erie League Team. During his junior year he averaged 18.2 points per game, 3.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds. That's when the recruiting letters from major division one universities began.
At the end of his junior year he was invited to tryout for the All-Ohio AAU team. Although he was reluctant to go to the try outs, Coach Young stressed how important it would be for him to attend.
"Terry, when you make the team you will receive national attention if you play well," the coach said.
Terry made the team as the starting point guard. His game went off the chart. After playing so well on the All-Ohio Team, he was invited to travel to Chicago to play in Dearon Williams "Top 20 Point Guards" (Williams is the point guard for the New Jersey Nets of the N.B.A.) The next week he was invited to play in Lebron James prestigious “Nike-Skins Camp” at the University of Akron. The top 100 players in the country attend. Playing in front of more than 50 division 1 major college coaches, Terry was chosen as one of the top five point guards in the camp. As a result Terry Rozier was the only player from Ohio chosen to travel to Hillsboro, Oregon to play in the "Nike Global Challenge." He will be playing against teams from Germany, China, Brazil and other countries.
Needless to say, Terry is being heavily recruited by all the major universities across the country as well as locally. So far he has narrowed his choices to five schools.
The Call & Post congratulates Terry Rozier on being a gifted student athlete and for a job well done. His fans in the Shaker Heights community have a treat this season watching this young man play.
Good luck Terry!