The Saint Louis Billikens are building one of the most powerful rosters in the Atlantic 10 Conference. With excellent facilities and a good location, the Billikens have made sure to attack local recruiting, and on Sunday they got a key piece to the puzzle when Terrence Hargrove committed to the program.
A 6-foot-6 forward with high level athleticism, emerging skill, and a high motor, Hargrove is the type of player that Travis Ford has to keep home in order to get the Billikens to the top of the league.
"I will be continuing my journey at Saint Louis University," Hargrove announced on Sunday evening, confirming his commitment to the school.
Playing with the high powered Bradley Beal Elite squad on the Nike EYBL, Hargrove was asked to fit in and play a specific role, but during the high school season his game really had an opportunity to shine.
In this day and age of positionless basketball, Hargrove is somebody who can play either on the wing as a traditional small forward, or could even slide down and be a bit of a small ball power forward.
Hargrove's three point jumper remains a work in progress, but during the high school season he showed major improvement with it. Hargrove is also pretty good attacking downhill off the dribble, and is someone who can finish well above the rim. Add in that he is an excellent athlete, and this is a heck of an early snag for Ford and his staff.
Along with Saint Louis, Hargrove also had significant interest from Missouri and a handful of other programs.