By Steve DiMiceli
Earlier today, Maryland PG Derrick Colter became the first member of Jim Ferry's first class at Duquesne. Regarded as one of the best players in talent rich Prince George's County, Colter attended Largo High School who he led to the Maryland 2A state finals averaging 25.8 in the playoffs. Reports suggest that Colter creates shots for himself and his teammates. He is a very good passer, and has the ability to score inside inside and out.
Colter was a target of Ferry's while he was still at Long Island and the new Duquesne coach continued recruiting the point guard after changing jobs. His recruitment took off after his run to the state championship game. Colter had offers from High Point, Quinnipiac and Western Kentucky with interest from Pitt, GW, George Mason, Texas A & M, Canisius, Niagra, Howard, , and Stony Brook.
Colter helps fill the void at one created when TJ McConnell and Mike Talley left the program. He likely will be the first of two point guards taken by Jim Ferry in this class.