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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tucson's finest

Here is an article I wrote for the Tucson Citizen about Tucson high school star Terrell Stoglin. He's a point guard for Santa Rita High School and he almost led his team to a state title in his first year.

What didn't make the article and is by far the best thing about the 15-year-old Stoglin is that his favorite basketball player is Celtics guard/half-way crook Sebastian Telfair. Anybody who puts Bassy as their favorite player is legit in my book.

Santa Rita High School point guard Terrell Stoglin wasn't born when the University of Arizona basketball team recruited Sunnyside's Deron Johnson in 1989.

Since Johnson, UA has built its program with no local scholarship talent.

Stoglin, a 15-year-old sophomore, has caught the attention of several big-name schools - Arizona included - and he could become the first Tucson recruit in nearly 20 years to verbally commit to the Wildcats.

"Not just in my program, but in any program, I can't remember seeing somebody going into 10th grade with his level of ability," Santa Rita coach Jim Ferguson said.

Stoglin, a Tucson Citizen All-Star, averaged 15.4 points and 5.5 assists per game his freshman season while his team made it to the 2007 Class 4A Division II state title game, losing 61-56 to Scottsdale's Notre Dame Prep. read on...