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Upstate New York Guard Symir Torrence Ready to Take Over
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (9:29 AM CT, Fri January 27, 2017)
2019 PG Symir Torrence is ready to emerge in New York.
2019 PG Symir Torrence is ready to emerge in New York.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Syracuse, NY (Future150) -- Contrary to popular belief, the state of New York is much more than New York City, especially on the hardwood. Between the cities of Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and everywhere between, Upstate New York has a rich history of producing basketball talent. 

The latest star to emerge from the area is Syracuse Academy of Science (NY) sophomore point guard Symir Torrence. The 6'3", 175-pound prospect is a flashy, downhill penetrator who loves to defend and compete. He showed all of these qualities at Future150 Pennsylvania Camp, where he earned all-star status. 

So far this high school season, he's averaged 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals per game. While he's certainly ready for a big breakout on the AAU trail this spring, he's staying focused on the season at hand.

"I want to make sure that we're playing unselfish and as a team, winning one game at a time. I want to win a league title, section title and a state title. I also want to have the most assists in my section and be the youngest player to score 1,000 points in my section as well," he told Future150.

Right now, schools such as George Washington, Georgetown and Syracuse are monitoring him, with more surely to get into the mix in the spring and summer.

With an older sister who plays at West Virginia State (Jasmine Davis), basketball runs in his family. With a goal of getting a full-ride scholarship, he stays focused on his end-game. Before every game and each school day, him and his mother repeat the same thing in preparation for the task at hand "Fight. Focus. Finished." 

It's safe to say that he's nowhere near finished yet. Stay tuned!


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