Terry with the Celtics
|No. 4 – Boston Celtics|
September 15, 1977 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. He plays shooting guard, although he can also play point guard. His nickname, "JET," derives from his initials. Regarded as an effective bench player, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009.
Jason was born in Seattle, Washington. He was one of ten children raised by his mother, Andrea Cheatham and his father, Curtis Terry. One of his brothers, Curtis, played college basketball for UNLV. On February 2, 2007 Terry's number (31) was retired at Franklin High School. Terry won back to back State Championships in 1994 and 1995.
In 1997, Terry won an NCAA Championship with the University of Arizona. His teammates included Mike Bibby, Michael Dickerson, and Miles Simon. Terry has announced that he would like to be an assistant coach with his old college basketball team once he retires from playing in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks (1999–2004)
Terry was drafted out of the University of Arizona by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA Draft as the 10th overall selection. In the 2000–01 season, Terry emerged as the team's best player, averaging 19.7 points and leading the club in steals, assists and free throws made. He played 3,089 minutes. After spending his first five seasons with the Hawks, Terry was traded to the Mavericks just prior to the start of the 2004–05 season.
Dallas Mavericks (2004–2012)
He had a mediocre first few months with the Mavericks but eventually came into his own, putting up solid numbers and by the end of the season earning his spot as the Mavs' number one guard.
In the 2004–05 NBA Playoffs, Terry averaged 17.5 points on 51% shooting while hitting 49% from three-point range in his first playoff run. Yet his team failed to advance to the conference finals, losing its second-round series 4–2 to Nash's Phoenix Suns. In Game 6 of that series Terry got in a confrontation with teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who was frustrated by his own erratic play during the playoffs, for committing the crucial error of backing off of Steve Nash in the final seconds of regulation with his team up by 3, who subsequently hit the 3-point shot to send the game into overtime resulting eventually in the ousting of the Mavericks from the playoffs.
In the final seconds of Game 5 of the 2005–06 NBA Western Conference playoff semi-finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Terry in closeups was shown punching opposing guard and former teammate Michael Finley in the groin. On May 18, 2006, Terry was suspended without pay from Game 6. Despite losing that game, the Mavericks were able to close out the series in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. In Game 6 of the 2006 NBA Finals, Terry shot 7 for 25 from the field and 2 for 11 from three-point territory as the cold shooting Mavericks were eliminated in 6 games by the Miami Heat.
On May 8, 2011, in a playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Terry tied an NBA playoff record with nine made three-pointers. He joined Rex Chapman, Vince Carter, and Ray Allen in achieving this record. Terry missed only one of the three-point field goals he attempted. He finished the game 10 of 14 with 32 points.
Boston Celtics (2012–present)
Terry is an elite shooter; he has made the fourth most career three-pointers in NBA history. He frequently pulls up for midrange jump shots off the dribble, making him difficult to guard. He is known for playing his best at the end of games. Terry is not an outstanding defender, though he has averaged a respectable 1.3 steals per game throughout his career.
His cousin is Ron Milus, a secondary coach in the NFL. Terry has the number 206 tattooed on his chest, the area code of Seattle, his hometown. He also has a tattoo of Underdog. Before the 2010–2011 season, he tattooed the NBA Championship Larry O'Brien trophy on his inner biceps and was vindicated as the Mavericks won the championship. Before the 2012–2013 season, he tattooed the Boston Celtics logo with the NBA Championship trophy onto his arm.
Terry is the cousin of fellow NBA player Martell Webster.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- List of National Basketball Association career steals leaders
- List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders
- List of National Basketball Association career playoff 3-point scoring leaders
- List of National Basketball Association players with 1000 games played
- Jason Terry NBA.com bio. Nba.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
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- Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry says he's the best sixth man in the NBA – ESPN Dallas. Sports.espn.go.com (February 15, 2011). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- Ziller, Tom. (April 19, 2011) Lamar Odom Wins Sixth Man Award; Jason Terry, Thaddeus Young Round Out Top 3. SBNation.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- Ko, Michael (February 3, 2007) The Seattle Times: Sports: KingCo 4A Boys Roundup | Generation Next leads Franklin past Garfield. Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- 1997 NCAA Tournament Recap, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, April 1, 1997
- Jason Terry agrees to a 6-year contract with the Mavericks, AP, accessed July 1, 2006[dead link]
- Jason Terry ties Record. Hangtime.blogs.nba.com (May 9, 2011). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- Lakers-Mavericks Game 4 Box Score. Sports.yahoo.com, May 8, 2011. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- "Celtics Sign Jason Terry". NBA.com. July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- NBA All Time Leaders: Three-Point Field Goals Made. Nba.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- Jason Terry relishing role of fourth-quarter specialist. Reuters.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- ESPN: Jason Terry Stats. Espn.go.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
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- Facts about Jason Terry. JockBio. Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- Player Bio: Curtis Terry – UNLV Official Athletic Site. Unlvrebels.com (August 27, 1985). Retrieved on March 19, 2013.
- "Jason Terry gets a new Tattoo". clnsradio.com. August 11, 2012.
- NBA.com – Jason Terry
- TucsonCitizen.com – Q&A of Those in the Know – Jason Terry
- Arizona Wildcats biography (archived from 1997)
- Celtics agree to 3-year deal with Jason Terry
- Jason Terry, Celtics close to deal