Sports Perspective - Local star on the rise - The Explorer: Sports

Sports Perspective - Local star on the rise

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:00 am

A graduate of Santa Rita High School from right here in Arizona, Terrell Stoglin, has certainly made a name for himself. Stoglin was ranked by ESPN.com as the 19th-best point guard in the 2010 recruiting class as he received scholarship offers from Maryland, Texas A&M, Penn State and San Diego. He also received interest from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Georgetown and USC. That is quite a list considering Arizona is not known for their elite high school basketball. Stoglin, who graduated from Santa Rita in 2010, averaged 29.4 points, 6.4 assists and 2 steals a game in his senior season. He went on to lead Santa Rita to a state championship that year behind his impressive 22 points. His high school coach, Jim Ferguson, described Stoglin as confident without being arrogant.

Earlier in April of 2009, Stoglin decided to take his game to the University of Maryland. “I like the way Coach Williams coaches and I like the program overall. Maryland has a great guard history and I just thought I’d pull the trigger,” he said.

Williams expects Stoglin to contribute immediately as a freshman.

As a freshman, Stoglin, at just over six feet, found his way into the starting line up and was able to score 11.4 points per game. However, he was playing in the shadow of 6’10 forward Jordan Williams who was clearly the leader of that team. Regardless, he was able to find his stride and get comfortable with the Maryland program before there was much pressure on him. That would all change by next season.

Now in his sophomore year he has become not only a starting guard, but also the go-to player for the Terrapins. He has done an impressive job since arriving in College Park. He has climbed his way up to become the leading scorer in the ACC (Atlantic Coastal Conference), averaging a remarkable 21.8 points per game, which ranks him 5th in all of college basketball. By no means do those points come easy as the Terrapins take on college hoop powerhouses such as North Carolina and Duke. Stoglin has proved that he is the clear leader of that team as he takes on the stars of the ACC nightly.

Stoglin, who was very much over-looked coming out of high school, maybe because of his size or other reasons, has really silenced his critics. He continues to succeed at a high level and has created his identity as a prolific scorer. All of this brings into question; did Arizona pass up on a hometown star?

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

MOS: Halloween

We asked the community about Halloween!

MOS: Ebola Virus

We asked the community about the Ebola Virus.

More Featured Videos

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook