With Shaka Smart gone, Terry Larrier decides to move forward.

Terry Larrier decides to transfer from VCU

It’s been a rough last couple of months for VCU.

The Rams program lost Briante Weber for the season in late January due to a torn ACL, failed to defeat Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and lost their program changer in Shaka Smart to Texas.

The trend of bad news continued on Wednesday with Terry Larrier announcing that he will be transferring from VCU.

The long freshman guard from the Bronx averaged 6.6 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and shot 34 percent in his first season.

Larrier played his high school basketball at The Phelps School and was highly recruited as a 4-star prospect (43rd out of 100 in ESPN’s recruiting rankings for 2014). He chose VCU over UConn and ultimately it was the right choice for year one with the Rams winning the Atlantic 10 title.

The 6-foot-8 guard/forward has oozing potential, but with Smart out the door maybe Larrier felt it was best to re-look at his opportunities, play closer to home and have the ability to play more consistent minutes after proving his talents in year one.

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