Unsurprising, but surely disappointing that we won’t get to see him another year, Tyrell Terry has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.
Terry had an incredible season in his first and only season with Stanford, earning All-Pac-12 and All-Freshman honors as he averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He also had the top free-throw percentage in the conference, knocking home 89.1% of his free throws this season.
He’s put his name into the NBA draft picture and though he can withdraw his name from consideration by June 3, and not lose college eligibility. Not saying that is the case here, though, but it certainly could be after Terry’s quote to the Stanford Athletics department.
“I couldn’t be more thankful for Cardinal nation: The coaches, my teammates, and the fans,” said Terry. “I wouldn’t be here without their help and support. I feel it is best for me at this time to chase my dreams to play in the NBA while keeping my options open.”
That date may also fluctuate as the NBA draft is currently set for June 25 but with coronavirus likely postponing or cancelling in-person workouts, the draft itself may be postponed and moved to a later date.
Still, we’re excited for you Tyrell, as is head coach Jerod Haase.
“We are excited for Ty and fully support his decision to explore the NBA Draft process,” said Jerod Haase, The Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball. “His childhood dream has been to play in the NBA and we will be with him as he pursues this. He is currently leaving all options on the table and will be keeping his eligibility.”
His name is etched in the record books as a freshman basketball player and could also subsequently become possibly the program’s 13th player to be taken in the first round of an NBA draft.
Here’s hoping for nothing but the best for you Tyrell, Go Card!