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Get to know: 2025 target Terrion Burgess
Marion's Terrion Burgess (left) fights for a rebound with Jonesboro's John Paul Pickens (right) during the second quarter of Jonesboro's 55-28 win in the Class 5A boys basketball state championship game on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs.
Benton’s Terrion Burgess is one of the nation’s top sophomore prospects and a major Arkansas target.
Burgess, 6-9, 200 pounds, visited the Razorbacks for the men's basketball team's Red-White Game on Oct. 16 and again on for the Fordham game last Friday.
He was the first prospect in his class to receive a scholarship offer from Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman in November. He also has offers from Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, Missouri and Auburn.
Burgess, who played at Marion last year, also played for the 15-under Arkansas Hawks in the spring and summer. One site, 247 Sports, rates him a 4-star prospect, the No. 5 power forward and No. 17 overall prospect in the nation in his class.
Coach Eric Musselman is: A great motivator. I love how he keeps his players engaged.
Best basketball moment: First dunk in a school game
Favorite video game: Not a huge game player
Favorite NBA player: Kobe Bryant
Favorite workout music: Hip Hop
Must-watch TV show: Basketball
My mom is always on me to: Play harder
One rule change I would like to make in basketball: That’s a tough one. I’m not really sure. Maybe the three-second lane violation.
Love or hate rollercoasters: Love
List two pet peeves: I’m a pretty easy-going guy.
Best advice I’ve received: If you make the hard choices now, things are easier later.
Favorite food: Cheese Dip
I will never eat: I’m not sure. I love food.
My favorite fast-food chain and why: Honestly, if they make a good sandwich, I almost eat them all.
Favorite junk food: Not a huge junk food eater.
My favorite sweet-tooth craving is: I’ll eat a snack cake every now and then.
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Can’t say I’ve had strange food.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Cheese dip and maybe chicken wings.
Three things you need while on a deserted island: Water, food and my phone
Favorite animal and why? Lions. They are the kings.
I’m terrified of: Losing the game of basketball
Cat or dog person and why: Dog, because they are smart and cool to have
My hidden talent is: I’m really good in mathematics
My dream date would be: That’s a tough one because there are so many amazing women that I would consider to be a dream date.
Hobbies: Just chilling with my friends.
The one thing I could not live without is: Basketball
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have: I would love to fly.
Role model and why: My parents, because they are great examples.
Three words to describe me: Intelligent, funny, caring
People would be surprised that I: Have a great sense of humor because I’m normally really quiet.
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