Monroe College Mustang sophomore forward Terry Hill has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the Grambling State University, a legendary NCAA Division I school that plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
"Terry's a physical specimen," said Grambling coach, Larry Wright, "and that's an aspect that we'd like to add to our team. Also, when he told me he was concerned about his education and graduating, well, we knew that we wanted him to come to Grambling." Hill, a 6'6", 225 lb. power forward from Newark, NJ, was a two-year player for Monroe and an important role player on the Mustang team that finished with a 31-3 record, won the NJCAA Region XV and District 3 playoffs, and finished fifth in the National JUCO Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas in March.
"The ball is in Terry's court," said Mustang head coach Jeff Brustad. "This is a great opportunity for him and I have high hopes he'll make the most of it." Hill came to Monroe from Newark HS. In his freshman season he scored 9 points a game and pulled down 5 rebounds per game and this season he started 17 games for the Mustangs, averaging 3.2 points and nearly 2.5 rebounds a game.
Hill joins graduating Mustang sophomores Kingsley Edwards (University of Central Florida) and Ken Obukwelu (University of Tampa) who have announced their plans for next year.