Men's Basketball Adds Anderson's Tre Boyd, Cincinnati's Terry Cook Jr.
GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College head men's basketball coach Neal Young recently announced a pair of signings for the 2013-14 season, his first at the helm of the Maple Leafs. Anderson High School standout Treivon Boyd and Cincinnati native Terry Cook Jr. have signed national letters of intents to join Young and the Goshen program.
Treivon "Tre" Boyd
Anderson, Ind. - Anderson High School
A 6-foot-5 forward, Tre Boyd had a spectacular high school career at Anderson High School. He was the team's leading rebounder all four years, while leading the team in scoring three times, including 20 point, nine rebound numbers as a senior.
"I really like Tre because he is such a versatile player," Young explained. "Offensively, he can score at the rim, hit a three, and do a lot of things in between. I also feel that looking ahead a year or two, Tre is a guy who will be able to play multiple positions, which will give us a lot of flexibility with our lineups."
"Defensively, he is a very good rebounder and has a lot of natural strength that will allow him to guard bigger players," Young continued. "Tre also comes from a tradition-rich program in Anderson. Coach Nadaline coaches his kids up every day and they are used to winning. That attitude will be vital as we try to fight our way up the ranks of the Crossroads League."
Boyd finished his career ninth on the school's all-time scoring list and was a two-time MVP and team captain. He participated in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout, the IBCA Top 100 camp and the Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Game.
"I chose Goshen because there was no doubt that it was the best decision for my future," Boyd said. "They have top notch academics and class sizes are small, which will allow me to get as much help as I need and have a close relationship with all of my professors. They have young, energetic basketball coaches that I genuinely feel can help me get to the next level as a basketball player, a student, and most of all, a man."
Off the court, Boyd earned his team's top scholar-athlete award twice. He will look to study Pre-Physical Therapy at Goshen.
Terry Cook Jr.
Cincinnati, Ohio - Hughes High School
A 6-foot-3 guard, Terry Cook Jr. was a four-year starter for Coach Bryan Wyant at Hughes High School. While playing for the Big Red, Cook helped lead his team to a conference, district, and section championship.
"Terry Cook Jr. is a flat out winner," Young said. "He played a key role in helping his high school coach turn Hughes into a state contender. He brings a level of maturity and natural leadership skills to the table that I have rarely encountered in guys his age."
Young continued, "From a skill standpoint, he is an above average athlete who gets great elevation on his jump shot, which allows him to get it off at times when others may not be able to. He also plays with a great motor which puts him in position to just make basketball plays on both sides of the ball."
Cook's lists of athletic honors include being named Honorable Mention All-City as a freshman and sophomore and all league as a junior and senior. He was also picked Second Team All-District and finished his career with more than 1,000 points.
"I chose Goshen College because it feels like a perfect fit and I want to help Coach Young build this program," Cook said.
The son of Terry and Patricia Cook, Terry Jr. is an Academic Award winner and will major in marketing at Goshen College.