Terry played his first game for the Memphis Hustle in a matchup with the Austin Spurs on Feb. 10th. The Hustle lost 119-111, but the Mavs second-round pick shined bright. Terry played 34 minutes and finished with a team-high 19 points on eight of 17 shooting from the field.
Terry was selected with the 31st pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Mavericks. Coming off an impressive rookie campaign at Stanford, Terry was one of the most highly touted shooting prospects in the class. His excellent shooting ability alongside his high basketball IQ, crafty finishing, and impressive court vision makes it easy to see why the Mavs drafted him.
However, Terry saw limited game time and struggled to cement a place in the Mavs rotation. Dallas has a deep backcourt, and there was little opportunity for the 20-year-old.
Dallas Mavericks rookie Tyrell Terry shines in G League debut
When the G League announced they would play a “bubble season” in Orlando, the Mavs’ G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, decided to opt-out. So, Tyrell Terry was instead sent to the Memphis Hustle. It is the perfect opportunity for Terry to get some game experience under his belt, and his limitless potential shined through in his first game.
Against the Austin Spurs, Terry showcased his deep offensive bag, splitting defenders with slithery layups, nailing a Stephen Curry type corner three, and dishing it to teammates. Terry’s offensive potential is scary, and if he can improve defensively, he could be a valuable addition to the Mavs rotation sooner rather than later. For now, watch out, G League.
Tyrell Terry and the Memphis Hustle suit up against the Canton Charge on Feb. 11th. Expect another monster performance from the 20-year-old rookie.