The Dallas Mavericks drafted Tyrell Terry with the 31st overall pick in 2020. He was a sharpshooter during his lone season at Stanford but failed to earn a consistent NBA role during his rookie year. Health and safety protocols limited his G League opportunities to just 13 games as it was a difficult first professional season for the 20-year-old.
Terry was the star of the Mavs Las Vegas Summer League squad, but he was limited to just two games because of a groin injury. The 20-year-old showed flashes of improved ball-handling and playmaking ability, but it will be interesting to see how new head coach Jason Kidd and his staff attempt to develop Terry this season. The 6’2 guard has immense potential but needs more time to develop.
Tyrell Terry made a guest appearance on an episode of Mavs Daily on Sept. 21 where he discussed what he wants to prove this season and let fans know about his new scholarship program. Get the latest here.
Mavericks guard Tyrell Terry has something to prove this season
Terry was asked about what he wanted to showcase during his second NBA campaign. See his response below.
"I think everybody on this team has a chip on their shoulder, but for me personally, to just prove that I belong on the court. A lot of people like to use the eye test and say that I am too small to be out there, but I disagree. My goal and my objective is to prove everybody wrong that I’m not too small to be out there and that I can hold my own and be a key factor for this team."- Tyrell Terry
The 20-year-old guard also expressed excitement about the season and gratitude for the support he received from Mavericks fans last season as he was dealing with a personal issue.
Terry also announced that he is putting together two scholarships for students looking to further their education. Fans can check out his social media for more information as it becomes available.
Tyrell Terry has plenty to prove during training camp, especially after the Dallas Mavericks signed Frank Ntilikina. The organization has a decision to make about who makes their regular-season roster. Terry must diversify his game and prove he can be an elite shooter at the NBA level to remain with the Mavs. It will be one of the many things to watch heading into the 2021-2022 regular season, so do not miss a second.