VA’s Torrence Big East Bound

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Symir Torrence 2019

Vermont Academy and Albany City Rocks guard Symir Torrence announced his commitment to Marquette on Sunday.

He took to his twitter account to confirm his decision.

Torrence is a 2020 guard who took advantage of new NCAA rules this fall permitting prospects to take official visits in their junior year and saw Butler, Cincinnati, and Marquette. He had also picked up scholarship offers from the likes of Syracuse, Virginia, Maryland, Providence, Vanderbilt, and Washington in recent months. 

“Symir will be an asset right away because of his unique ability to impact the game with or without the basketball in his hands,” Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp said, raving about the versatility of guard’s game. 

”He is an A level defender on and off the ball. He is an A level rebounder from the guard slot. He takes charges, he gets deflections, he wins 50/50s, he even blocks shots. He has incredible basketball IQ and pair that with his gifted motor, and you have one of the best defensive players in all of high school basketball,” he said. “On the offensive end, Symir gives you a shot maker, a playmaker and an overall scorer. He is stellar with advancing the basketball in transition, he is phenomenal in the pick and roll, and he is even effective in the low post. Above all, he is a guy that other players want to play with. Talented players and coaches are attracted to his personality, disposition and ability to make everyone around him better.”

Most of all, Torrence is a winner and someone who is able to play a variety of different roles.

He was a starter on a City Rocks team that came out of bracket play at the EYBL Finals and fell to the eventual champions, Team Takeover, by just four points. On that team, Torrence was played more of a complimentary role next to the likes of Isaiah Stewart and Joe Girard. 

This year at Vermont Academy, he’s proving that he’s capable of being the primary playmaker of a high-level team as he’s consistently creating offense for both himself and others. 

Torrence, who is currently the second ranked prospect in New England’s 2020 class, became the second junior in the region to commit to a Big East school in the last three days following Nate Tabor’s commitment to St. John’s on Thursday. 

Below are some of Torrence’s summer highlights care of New Recruit Media on YouTube.