Terrence Roberts, a long and agile 6-8, 205 pound junior power/combination forward from St. Anthony's H.S. in Jersey City, N.J., should be a highly recruited player in the Class of 2003.
Roberts is a bouncy athlete who thrives in St. Anthony's up tempo attack of excellent guards. His quick leaping ability make him a potent force in the paint, but Roberts can also step away and knock down the short-midrange jumper on occasion.
"Terrence has pretty good upside," St. Anthony's Head Coach Bob Hurley told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com. "We need to work on getting him stronger, but he's very agile and can step out to 13 or 14 feet."
"He runs well and he just needs to get stronger and play more physical too," Hurley concluded.
Roberts told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that he has been offered thus far by UMass, and has significant interest from Syracuse, St. Joe's, UConn, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Cincinnati, St. Peter's and Wichita State.
Roberts has averaged roughly 11 points and three blocks this season for the Friars, who are among the favorites to repeat for their state crown later this month in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions.
However, Roberts didn't play last season for the Friars due to a knee injury (patella tendon). So this year, he has been getting reacquainted with high level basketball.
Roberts said he was not sure of his GPA, but said he took the SAT in January for the first time.
Roberts has played in the past with the Jersey City Heat program at various spring, summer and fall events. He said he might split time with the Heat and Jimmy Salmon's T5T Playaz program this spring and summer.