One of the area’s leading scorers? Yes, he is averaging 26.8 points per game. One of the area’s assist leaders? Yes, he is averaging 4.5 assists per game. One of the area’s best defenders? Yes, averaging 5.46 steals per game to go along with 18 blocks on the year. Can he help on the boards? Yes, he is also one of the leading rebounders in the area with 12.8 rebounds per game.
Why does Terrell Cannamore have zero scholarship offers to play college basketball? I am not too sure, but I know he could easily play at the next level. The 6’4 senior does it all for the Roosevelt Rough Riders basketball team. He has a smooth stroke from deep, the speed to get to the cup and the strength to finish. He is also a good defender with long arms and can help on the boards.
Watching him play against Miller Career Academy it is evident the talent is there. He never left the court, he often was doubled, and triple teamed but still managed to put up impressive numbers.
The downfall may be the school he attends. Not everyone is treated equal, and that goes for schools. Roosevelt High sits in the heart of the South Side of St.Louis Missouri. An area that isn’t pristine and sometimes doesn’t get the necessary attention for its talent. 63118, the zip code that contains Roosevelt High School has a Per Capita income of $20,764, and minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.
College coaches just might overlook this diamond in the rough but they would be crazy to do so. No matter where you are from or the numbers associated with your surroundings, a player can be great. And Terrell Cannamore is that greatness. A Diamond sitting in the rough on the South Side of St.Louis.