The Dallas Mavericks selected Tyrell Terry with the 31st over all pick (first of the second round) Wednesday evening. Terry, a 6’2” freshman guard from Stanford, was a late riser in draft circles. In 31 games with Stanford, he averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 41% from three and 89% from the charity stripe.
Sources: Dallas is picking Tyrell Terry at No. 31 in the NBA Draft.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
He’s an incredible shooter and finisher, despite being very small. Per Jay Bilas on the ESPN draft telecast, he shot an insane 58% off screens.
At this point in the draft it’s a value pick, with some draft experts rating Terry as utterly outstanding.
Tyrell Terry was my #13 ranked prospect. Absolute dream fit next to Luka. pic.twitter.com/zKgmzNaSd3— Ethan Piechota (@EthanPiechota) November 19, 2020
He’s been a clear beneficiary of a long draft process, as the Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor details here.
All 30 teams have interviewed Terry, and he’ll be one of the prospects invited to the NBA draft’s virtual green room. “Nobody thought he would be a one-and-done, including himself. But as he got going, he kept exceeding everybody’s expectations,” Stanford associate head coach Adam Cohen told me. Stanford considered redshirting Terry for his freshman season so he could work on his body, but he ended up starting all but one game
It’s early on draft night so it’s not clear if the Mavericks actually keep Terry. But seeing as how smaller shooting guards named Terry have faired well enough in Dallas in previous years, it’s worth giving Tyrell Terry a chance. Where he fits in the current Dallas line up is hard to guage at the moment, given the fluidity of the team and depth at guard on the roster.
Stay tuned for more.
And his highlight video: