As promised, Class of 2020 guard Symir Torrence announced his college decision on Sunday. He was down to Cincinnati, Butler, and YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles after taking fall official visits to all three schools. As you can see from the headline, Torrence went with Marquette.
247 Sports lists Torrence as a 6’3”, 170 pound combo guard hailing from Syracuse, NY. According to Syracuse.com, he has a 6’8” wingspan as well. While that’s his home town, he now attends Vermont Academy in Vermont (duh). 247 says that he’s the #51 prospect in the country according to their Composite system, as well as the #5 combo guard, where he trails behind Marquette prospects Jalen Suggs and Nimari Burnett among others. His page says that he’s the top prospect from New York, but after a couple of clicks, you realize that he’s actually the top 2020 prospect in Vermont, and would be the #2 guy in New York, just ahead of recent St. John’s commit Nate Tabor.
I can’t track down any stats from Vermont Academy for Torrence, but I did track down a page for his EYBL games with City Rocks from this past summer. He averaged 6.9 points in 22 games that D1 Circuit tracked, shooting 43% from the field, 33% from long range on nearly three attempts per game, and 79% from the free throw line. He averaged 3.7 rebounds per game, which is pretty good for a 6’3” guard, and 3.7 assists, which led the team.
Here’s a highlight reel for Torrence from the EYBL circuit.
When Torrence transferred to Vermont Academy, he also reclassified to the Class of 2020. He was a 2019 prospect before that, and according to this article from Prep Circuit’s Pat Lawless from a week ago, there appears to be some discussion as to whether or not that Torrence will return to the 2019 class. If it’s worth mentioning and it’s worth a comment from Torrence in that article, then you have to figure that it’s one of his top three that was having that conversation with him. For now, we’ll call him a 2020 prospect, though, and see where things go from there.
With Koby McEwen presumably slotting directly into Joseph Chartouny’s spot in the Marquette rotation, Greg Elliott’s return from his injury caused redshirt, and Dexter Akanno on his way in, I’m not entirely sure that MU is in need of a freshman combo guard in 2019-20. However, with Markus Howard and Sacar Anim headed out the door following that season, there would definitely be space in the lineup for Torrence to make some kind of an impact.
Here’s what Marquette’s scholarship situation looks like going forward with Torrence included as a 2020 prospect.