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Report: 5-Star Arizona SG Commit Terrance Ferguson Expected To Skip College, Play Overseas

Arizona has been one of the better recruiting programs in the nation under head coach Sean Miller, but the 2016-17 Wildcats have reportedly taken a big blow today. According to 247Sports' Jerry Meyer, five-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson is expected to bypass college and play a year overseas before entering next spring's NBA Draft.

Sources are telling 247Sports that five-star basketball product Terrance Ferguson is expected to play overseas rather than enrolling at Arizona as a freshman, barring an unexpected change of plans.

Ferguson, an athletic 6-foot-7 sharpshooter who ranked No. 16 in the 247Sports Composite as a member of the 2016 class, is also expected to sign a deal Under Armour, per a source. Ferguson's travel team was sponsored by Under Armour.

Ferguson, a one-time Alabama commit, is ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard in the class of 2016.

If he goes overseas, he follows in a path blazed by Emmanuel Mudiay, who played in China rather than at SMU in 2014-15 after NCAA eligibility concerns arose, and Brandon Jennings, another one-time Arizona commit who instead spent a season in Italy. Mudiay was selected 7th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, while Brandon Jennings went 10th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2009.

It is hard to blame Ferguson for pursuing a big paycheck, but this is definitely hurts Arizona's prospects for next season, assuming he goes through with the decision.