December 21, 1967 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Romulus (Romulus, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1991–1992||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,175 (10.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,680 (5.4 rpg)|
|Blocks||296 (0.4 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Terry Richard "The Sugar" Mills (born December 21, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played as a power forward. He was a member of the Michigan Wolverines' 1989 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Division I Basketball Championship winning team before playing over a decade in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
After a standout career at Romulus High School, Mills was named 1986 Mr. Basketball of Michigan. Bob Gibbons had Mills ranked #2 behind J.R Reid in the national prep player ranking for that year.
In January 2009, Mills participated in the 20th anniversary celebration of the 1989 National Championship team. He recently completed his degree from Michigan, and is looking to break into the coaching profession.
National Basketball Association career
Mills was drafted in 1990 by the Milwaukee Bucks who later traded his rights to the Denver Nuggets for whom he played 17 games. Mills also played for the New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, and Indiana Pacers. Although he played the power forward position, Mills became known for his 3-point shooting. Legendary Piston announcer George Blaha nicknamed him "The Sugar" for his "sweet" shooting stroke and "Three Mills" for his on-target three-point shooting.
He is the radio color analyst for University of Michigan Basketball on the Michigan Sports Marketing Network.
Currently residing in Michigan, he is an active participant in amateur drag racing.
- "Mr. Basketball". The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- "Fisher Lands Big One: Michigan Wins NCAA; Seton Hall Falls in Overtime, 80-79". The Washington Post. April 4, 1989. Retrieved March 7, 2014.(subscription required)
- "Throwback Thursday: Terry Mills". The Official Site of the Detroit Pistons. NBA Media Ventures. September 15, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- "Former All-American Terry Mills Joins Michigan Radio Crew". MGoBlue.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- NBA Player file
- NBA statistics @ basketball-reference.com
- NBA statistics @ basketballreference.com
- University of Michigan Basketball Statistical Archive