Terry Armstrong is an elite student-athlete currently attending Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan. The 6’5 wing is one of the most highly touted freshman in the entire country, and is already receiving heavy interest from several high major programs. Splitting time with 1Nation and Greenwood Elite on the AAU circuit this year, Terry has college coaches raving about his elite athletic ability and advanced skill at such a young age. The freshman has consistently produced despite playing up 2 years on the AAU circuit for the 17u division for both clubs.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congratulations on the past month on the AAU circuit, you turned some heads with your ability at such a young age. Can you tell us about how things are going for your AAU clubs as a team and for you individually?
Was super impressed with 2019 wing Terry Armstrong of Greenwood Elite (MI) playing up with 17u. Tons of upside
— NextUpRecruits (@NextUpRecruits) May 1, 2016
Terry Armstrong 16 points, 3 assists
Mike Flowers 15 points
Austin McCullough 15 points, 6 rebounds
Rog Stein 6 points
— 1Nation Elite Sports (@1NationORG) April 2, 2016
TA: Things were going really good the first tournament for 1Nation, but the second circuit tournament it just wasn’t there. I was playing up with the 17s, and there was a lot of pressure on me, so it was tough. This past weekend with Greenwood felt easier because I was playing with guys that I’m familiar with, the chemistry was good, and there wasn’t as much pressure on me.
EM: Has it been exciting and challenging at the same time playing up a few years in the 17u division?
TA: Last season I was with The Family 17u, but I didn’t play. This is actually my first year playing up with the 17s, and it’s been exciting this year, but very challenging playing against bigger and better players.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
TA: Being 6’5, I think I’m a good all around player. I have the ability to pass, shoot, handle, and score. Just a versatile player.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
TA: I work on my game every day of the week.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
TA: Math is my favorite subject.
EM: Any career/job interests outside of basketball?
TA: Definitely, I would like to study fashion design.
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have shown interest?
TA: Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Xavier
EM: Can you tell us a bit about your relationships with UM/Coach Beilein and MSU/Coach Izzo?
TA: I have a decent relationship with Coach Beilein and the players at UM, and just continue to build on that relationship. My relationship with MSU is great. I get invited to all their games and the players know me and treat me like I’m already committed. I have a really good relationship with the entire coaching staff at MSU.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
TA: I plan on taking a visit to all the out of state schools that have shown interest this summer, and I’m going to participate n the Super Sophomore Camp as well.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
TA: I’m just really focused on school right now, want to do the absolute best I can in the classroom.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
TA: I would say that if you try hard you can succeed at anything you do. Effort is always key.
See Below for Highlights on Terry This Spring: