Terrell McKenzie is waiting answers. Will his former school allow him to take his finals? Will he be a 2007 or 2008 prospect? Where will he be next year? The New York City native is now at Brewster Academy in Wolfboro, N.H. and he waits.
Patience is a virtue that McKenzie is quickly learning. The former Paramus (N.J.) Catholic star did not finish his junior year at the school and never took his finals there, thus receiving an incomplete grade for his junior season.
Brewster head coach Jason Smith said "right now it is looking like he'll be 2008" and anticipates an answer on McKenzie's situation in the next two weeks from Paramus Catholic.
Since he has been at Brewster, McKenzie has not had any issues academically, or on the court. If he can stay in the class of 2007, McKenzie will be one of the top point guards still available in the senior class.
"He's defending really well. He's really tough and I think that is because he's really starting to mature a little bit," Smith said. "He hasn't had to deal with a lot of structure in the past and now he's starting to figure it out."
At the National Prep Showcase, McKenzie was one of the top guards in the entire event. Playing alongside Texas commitment Dogus Balbay has allowed McKenzie to play both guard positions.
"He and Dogus are really good together. Terrell is a better defender and a better shooter while Dogus can play the point or slide over to attack the rim. Both do a good job of getting everyone involved."
College coaches have seen that ability in McKenzie for a while now but with the pending decision on his future, they are forced to wait.
"Everyone is in a holding pattern," Smith said.
Smith said Nebraska has an offer on the table for 2007 or 2008 while NC State has inquired since the NPS. Central Florida has also thrown their hat into the mix. McKenzie has always maintained a high regard for the ACC or the Big East.
Everyone is just waiting for answers now.