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VCU transfer Terry Larrier chooses Connecticut over Maryland

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After narrowing his choices to UConn and Maryland, VCU Transfer Terry Larrier has elected to play for the Huskies, stopping Mark Turgeon's recent streak of good news.

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Terry Larrier, formally of VCU, has decided to transfer to UConn, where he will be eligible to play beginning in the 2016-17 season, according to Scout's Evan Daniels. He will have to sit out one year due to NCAA Transfer Rules. Larrier decided to transfer following Shaka Smart's decision to leave VCU to become the head coach at Texas. Larrier has three years of eligibility remaining.

Coming out of high school, the 6'8" small forward was ranked as the 34th best player in the 2014 class-- 9th best small forward, and the best player in the state of New York, according to 247Sports.com. In his first and only season with VCU, Larrier averaged 6.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 18.5 minutes per game.

Maryland will definitely be losing Jake Layman to graduation after this upcoming season, and Larrier would have helped fill the void left at the small forward position. Additionally, the front court may be losing depth if Diamond Stone is a one-and-done player and declares for the draft after one season.

We'll have more soon on where Maryland goes from here after missing out on Larrier.