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Male Athlete of the Week: Markus Terry
by Chase Wallace
January 09, 2013 12:05 PM | 3539 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A starter on the varsity basketball team as a freshman three years ago, it didn’t take long for Chattahoochee head coach Kacey Martin to realize Markus Terry would be a game-changer in the Cougars’ backcourt.

“We knew early in his freshman year, and even when we got a look at him in eighth grade, that he was going to be a really exciting player at the high school level,” said Martin of Terry, who is now the senior leader of the Cougars 2012-2013 basketball team. “He is the guy that as a coach, you want the ball in his hands.”

With the ball in his hands at point guard, Terry helped Chattahoochee to a region championship last season and into the state playoffs as a sophomore and junior.

As a senior Terry, who signed to play at Presbyterian College in November, is averaging a team high 24 points per game through the Cougars’ first 12 contests. In Chattahoochee’s three-game holiday tournament at Gainesville High School in late December he poured in 85 points — including a season-high 34 points against Collins Hill High School.

“He’s having a great year,” said Martin of his star guard. “If he has his hands on the ball I am always comfortable and confident he is going to make a great play.”

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