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Full Name: Terrance Jerod Ford
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 5-10 (1.78 m)/ 165 (74.8 kg)
Birthdate: March 24, 1983 (Baytown, Texas)
High School: Willowridge HS (Sugar Land, Texas)
College: Texas

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (eighth overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks


Texas
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-023333123298.413107138.77512527372435810.8
2002-033333159397.401159194.82012825466549515.0
Totals6666282695.406266332.801253527138985312.9
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 5-for-33 (.152); 2002-03, 18-for-68 (.265). Totals: 23-for-101 (.228).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors in 2003. Won the prestigious Naismith and Wooden Awards as College Player of the Year. Also named Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN.com and CBS SportsLine. Named First Team All-America by AP as a sophomore. A consensus First Team All-America selection. Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a freshman. Guided Texas to its first NCAA Final Four appearance since 1947 as a sophomore. Named First Team All-Big 12 Conference by coaches and media as a sophomore after earning Second Team accolades as a freshman. Named National Freshman of the Year in 2001-02 by United States Basketball Writers Association and cnnsi.com. Became the first freshman to lead the NCAA in assists per game (8.27 apg). In eight career NCAA Tournament games, averaged 14.0 points and 8.6 assists. Led team to 48-19 record (.716) in his two seasons.

Sophomore (2002-03): Finished third in the nation in assists (7.7 apg). Led team in scoring, assists, steals (2.00 spg), free throw percentage and minutes per game (33.6 mpg). Posted season-high 13 assists to go along with 12 points in NCAA semifinal vs. eventual national champion Syracuse. Posted 19 points and 10 assists in Elite Eight victory over Michigan State. In NCAA Second Round win over Purdue, delivered 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Erupted for a career-high 32 points vs. Oklahoma State.

Freshman (2001-02): Led Texas to Sweet Sixteen berth as a freshman. Consensus Big 12 Freshman of the Year. In addition to leading the nation in assists, led the team in steals (2.2 spg) and minutes per game (32.4 mpg) and was third on team in scoring and fourth in rebounding (3.8 rpg). Recorded 15 double-digit assist games. Notched career-best 14 assists in collegiate debut against Arizona and Jason Gardner. Posted 12 assists, 11 rebounds and eight points vs. Stanford. Scored season-high 22 points against Colorado and Oklahoma. Posted 20 points and seven assists vs. Boston College in NCAA First Round victory.

Strengths: Has the prescient ability to see the play before it happens, like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Compiled excellent assist-to-turnover ratio despite having the ball in his hands virtually every play.

Personal: Ended his high school playing career on a 62-game winning streak. Helped Willowridge to 75-1 record in his final two seasons, earning a pair of Texas Class 5A state titles. Backcourt mate was Duke sophomore Daniel Ewing. Majored in education. Given the nickname T.J. by his mother at birth. He is the son of Leo and Mary Ford.