By Robert Wilson
Mississippi’s loss is Virginia’s gain this high school basketball season.
Terry’s Devin Ree, a 6-foot-8, 185-pound rising senior and LSU commitment, has transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., one of the top high school basketball programs in the country. Ree is considered top player in Mississippi in his upcoming senior class and ranked No. 69 in the country by ESPN and ranked No. 23 small forward in the country by 247 Sports. Ree was a leading candidate for Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and Priority One Bank/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Player of the Year next season.
“Devin has a great talent, and he is an even greater person,” Terry coach Perry Fletcher said. “I wish him the best and my prayers are that he will have a successful season and a career. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to work with him. With the skill set and drive that Devin has, he will be successful anywhere that he goes. His parents did a great job of raising him and putting him in the best situations as they can. No matter where he goes, Devin will always be family to me.”
Ree averaged 23.2 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocked shots and 2 steals as a junior this past season.
Oak Hill is known for having one of the top high school basketball programs in the country, winning nine national championships, the last one in 2016. Oak Hill alumni include current NBA players Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo and former NBA players Jerry Stackhouse, Ron Mercer, Rod Strickland and Josh Smith. Ree will be the highest rated senior on Oak Hill’s current roster.