Terrence Oglesby

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Terrence Oglesby
Terrence Oglesby.jpg
Oglesby playing for Clemson
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1988-03-12) March 12, 1988 (age 29)
Kongsberg, Norway
Nationality American / Norwegian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Bradley Central
(Cleveland, Tennessee)
College Clemson (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009 MBC Mykolaiv
2010–2011 Tarragona 2017
2011–2012 Sundsvall Dragons
2012 Eco Örebro
2012–2013 Borås Basket
2013–2014 Saint-Brieuc
2015 Rustavi
2015–2016 Iowa Energy
2016–2017 Umeå BBK

Terrence Rønnestad Oglesby (born March 12, 1988) is an American-Norwegian professional basketball player who last played for the Umeå BBK of the Swedish Basketligan. Before moving to Europe to play professionally, he had played college basketball for Clemson University. Born in Kongsberg, Norway, Oglesby holds dual citizenship with the United States and Norway.[1]

High school career[edit]

Oglesby played basketball at the Bradley Central High School in his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. He was selected to the All-Region team three times and received Most Valuable Player honors twice. He was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State boys basketball team as a junior and senior. Oglesby is the all-time leading scorer at Bradley Central with 2,256 career points.[1] He was a finalist for the 2007 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Mr. Basketball Award at the class AAA level.[1][2] Oglesby was the 26th-ranked shooting guard on Rivals.com's rankings for the high school class of 2007.[3] He signed with Clemson along with Demontez Stitt and Jerai Grant, the latter of whom Oglesby played against in the Capital Classic All-Star Game.[1][4]

Collegiate career[edit]

As a freshman—in the 2007–08 season—Oglesby played 18.2 minutes per game and averaged 10.5 points per game; he was the team leader in three-point field goals made (85) and three-point field-goal accuracy (40.5%).[1] He was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie-of-the-Week selection, the most selections received by a Clemson player since Cliff Hammonds was selected four times in the 2004–05 season.[1][5][6] Oglesby was also named as Honorable Mention to the ACC All-Freshman Team.[7] In his sophomore season (2008–09), Oglesby played in every game. He averaged 13.7 points per game and led the team in three-point field goals made and free throw percentage.[8][9] On December 30, 2008, Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points, making 6 of 10 three-pointers, in a 98–87 Clemson victory over South Carolina.[10] In what turned out to be his final college basketball game, against the Michigan Wolverines in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Oglesby was ejected early in the second half for intentionally throwing an elbow against an opposing player.[11][12]

Professional career[edit]

On May 26, 2009, Oglesby announced that he had decided to forgo his final two seasons at Clemson and play professional basketball in Europe.[11][12] Fifteen teams from Italy and Spain had been interested in signing Oglesby, who had not yet signed with an agent at the time of his departure from Clemson.[11] Ultimately, he signed with NSB Napoli in the Italian Serie A.[13] He later left Napoli before appearing in a game for them, going on to play in the Ukraine and Spain during the 2009–10 season. He continued on in Spain and Sweden between 2010 and 2013, before moving to France and playing for Saint-Brieuc during the 2013–14 season.

In January 2015, Oglesby signed with Rustavi of the Georgian Superliga.[14]

On October 31, 2015, Oglesby was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League following a successful tryout with the team.[15] On January 26, he was waived by Iowa.[16]

International career[edit]

In 2008, Oglesby played for Norway at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and was the leading scorer of the team's Division B with an average of 24.4 points per game. Norway finished in 11th place.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Player Bio: Terrence Oglesby". ClemsonTigers.com (CBS Interactive). Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "TSSAA announces Mr. Basketball winners", The Murfreesboro Post (March 17, 2007). Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  3. ^ "Prospect Ranking". Rivals.com (November 7, 2007). Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  4. ^ "Clemson Tigers Basketball Recruiting 2007". ESPN (December 15, 2007). Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  5. ^ Williams, Larry (January 6, 2008). "Tigers freshman Oglesby guns way into spotlight", The Post and Courier. Retrieved on December 26, 2008.
  6. ^ "Clemson's Oglesby is top rookie". The Augusta Chronicle. March 4, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association Announces the 2007–08 All-ACC Men's Basketball Teams". ACC Athletics Men's Basketball. CBS Interactive. Associated Press. March 10, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Terrence Oglesby Player Page". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 26, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Clemson Tigers". Sports Illustrated. March 21, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Oglesby nets 25 as 13–0 Clemson rolls over South Carolina". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c Strelow, Paul (May 27, 2009). "Oglesby to leave Clemson for Europe". The State. The McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Clemson's Oglesby to leave school, play professionally in Europe". USA Today. May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009. 
  13. ^ "La NSB Napoli ingaggia Terrence Oglesby" (Press release) (in Italian). Nuova Sebastiani Basket. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Terrence Oglesby added by Rustavi". Court Side newspaper. January 27, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Iowa Energy Announce Returning, Affiliate, Tryout Players and Draft Rights Players for 2015 Training". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  16. ^ "2015-2016 Iowa Energy Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  17. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (August 12, 2008). "U.S. college talent impacts European tournament". College Basketball Dish. Sporting News Today. p. 25. Retrieved December 26, 2008. 

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