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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils offer two in-state recruits Saturday

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A video started to make the rounds across the internet Saturday night.

The eight-second clip captured Hillcrest Prep guard Dalen Terry sprinting down the court and preceding to spin around a defender, then stifle two more with a between-the-legs, behind-the-back crossover, fool another with a fake behind-the-back pass and then flick the ball in the hoop under another defenders’ arm.

It caught the attention of many, including the first-hand eyes of ASU head coach Bobby Hurley.

Terry and Hillcrest were a part of ASU’s team basketball camp that featured nearly 50 teams from five states. And in an interview with Sun Devil Source, Terry said Hurley came up to him and offered him a scholarship face-to-face.

“I was shocked because I didn’t know he was going to do that,” Terry, a Class of 2020 guard told Sun Devil Source. “He was the first coach to offer me a scholarship in person. I was expecting it would happen on a phone call or something.”

The 6-foot-6, 170-pound former Tempe Corona Del Sol guard was playing for the first time with Hillcrest after he transferred to the basketball-centric prep school on Friday, according to Justin Vargas on twitter.

Terry is ranked as a four-star prospect by 247Sports’ composite rankings and is ranked No. 61 in the country and No. 4 in Arizona. He also has offers from Cal, USC, Utah, UNLV and GCU.

At Hillcrest, Terry joins one of the best teams in the country that just happens to feature ASU commit, and the No. 6 player in the 2020 class, Kyree Walker. They’re building a connection that ASU hopes may come into play when Terry decides where to play.

Terry wasn’t the only Arizona prospect the Sun Devils offered on Saturday. Powerhouse hoops reported they also offered 2021 recruit DaRon Holmes, who just finished up his freshman season at Goodyear Millennium High School.

In his one season at Millennium, the 6-foot-8, 180-pound forward averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23 games, according to MaxPreps. As a two-sport athlete in high school, Holmes also plays volleyball, recording 91 kills and 28 blocks last year.

The 15-year old has not yet been rated by Rivals or 247Sports, but during his pre-season rankings of Arizona high school players, Richard Obert of azcentral ranked the freshman No. 34 in the state.

“Arguably, the top freshman prospect in the state,” Obert wrote about Holmes. “Can play multiple positions. Good shot blocker. A defensive force.”

Powerhouse hoops on twitter said that Holmes spent the afternoon with Hurley and his staff on June 5, and that he had received his first Division I offer from GCU just a few days before.

Millennium, like Hillcrest, was also at the ASU basketball team camp. Here are some of Holmes’ highlights from the event: