September 12, 1971 |
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
|College||Seton Hall (1989–1993)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|1993–1997||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2002||North Charleston Lowgators|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,235 (8.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||588 (1.5 rpg)|
|Assists||1,034 (2.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Dehere was born in New York City, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and played basketball under Coach Bob Hurley while attending St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is through this relationship that he is best friends with coach's son Bobby Hurley.
Dehere played for Seton Hall University from 1989 until 1993, where he had held the school and conference record with 2,494 career points, as well as school career records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted. Dehere also holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage. He was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992-93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP.
A 6'2", 190-lb. guard, he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies averaging 8.0 ppg during his NBA career which spanned six seasons. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).
In 1994, Dehere donated $75,000 to rehabilitate the Garfield Park basketball court where he had played in his youth. He also worked with others in the community to rebuild the youth recreational basketball program at the park. The court was renamed by the City of Jersey City in Dehere's honor. After retiring from the NBA, Dehere returned to his hometown of Jersey City. He is currently the owner of Sanai's at the Newkirk-Summit House, a restaurant in the oldest standing building in the city. He is also the Chairman of the Jersey City Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit corporation involved in the construction of affordable housing.
On April 27, 2007, Dehere was elected to serve as a member of the Jersey City Board of Education where he served on the Legal and Affirmative Action Committees. He became vice president of the board on May 21, 2009. He served one term, which expired in April 2010, and was defeated for reelection.
- Basketball-Reference.com: Terry Dehere
- *"Men's Basketball Career Records". SHUPirates.com. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- "Men's Basketball Single Season Records". SHUPirates.com. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- NBA Development League: Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere
- "Summer Basketball is Restored to Jersey City's Garfield Park". Intercity Sports Review. The Interclub Coaches Association. Summer 1994. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- "Ball Back in His Court". The Jersey Journal. New Jersey On-Line LLC. October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- Coyne, Kevin (April 1, 2007). "Ex-Basketball Star Helps Rebuild His Hometown". New York Times. pp. Section 14NJ, Page 1. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- "Letters to the Editor". April 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- D'Alessandro, Dave. Terry Dehere, former NBA player vows to help hometown Jersey City through political field. Star-Ledger, 12-26-2010.