Penned in a recent NBA Mock Draft, it’s reported that former Stanford basketball freshman standout Tyrell Terry ‘broke a record on the basketball IQ test’ that had been administered this offseason from several NBA front offices.
Terry, who in the mock draft was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, shocked some when he decided to forgo what could have been three more years with the Cardinal and declared for the NBA draft after just one season in Palo Alto.
Terry is an awesome shooter and a fascinating prospect for the NBA. What is also apparently known now is that he may be the smartest player in this entire draft class.
In his lone season at Stanford, Terry averaged 14.6 points and chipped in with 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. He was tremendous from wherever he shot the ball, hitting 40.8% of his three-pointers and nailing 89.1% of his free throws.
He landed on the 2020 Kyle Macy Freshman All-American Team as well as 2020 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention list. He was rewarded with the Stanford Block “S” Outstanding Freshman Award and was a two-time Rookie of the Week in the Pac-12 this past year.
As a high school standout, Terry dominated and won three state championships in four years of high school ball. He was a four-star recruit and a leader among point guards in the class.
Interesting of note here, in the mock draft that sees him go to Minnesota, that’d be a return home as he hails from DeLaSalle High School in Minnesota.
The NBA Draft will take place on June 25, 2020.
We’ll see where Terry lands then. But for now, let’s just enjoy what was the one season of wonder we had from him at The Farm.