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NBA Bound

Nov 18, 2020

BRISTOL, Conn. – Tyrell Terry took the first step in his professional basketball career on Wednesday, Nov. 18, as the Dallas Mavericks selected him with the first pick (31st overall) of the second round in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The first one-and-done in program history, Terry will become the 33rd Stanford product to appear in an NBA game. He gives Stanford a draft selection for the second-straight year, as KZ Okpala was selected by the Miami Heat in 2019.

One of the most dynamic players in the conference, Terry was one of five first-year players to earn both All-Pac-12 and All-Freshman recognition this season, and Stanford's first to do both since Brook Lopez did the same in 2007. He ended with averages of 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, while posting the top free throw percentage (.891) in the Pac-12, and the fifth-highest in a single season at Stanford.

He joins four Stanford second round picks since 2010, all of which went on for productive NBA careers: Landry Fields (39th, 2010), Dwight Powell (45th, 2014), Anthony Brown (34th, 2015) and Okpala (32nd, 2019). Terry is slated to join Powell among active Stanford alumni with the Mavericks.