Position: PG
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 160 lbs
School/Club: Stanford
Status: Freshman
Birthday: 09/28/2000

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About Tyrell Terry

Tyrell Terry is a smooth, skilled guard who emerged as a significant difference maker for a Stanford team that exceeded expectations this season.  Widely regarded as one of the top-100 prospects in the high school class of 2019 following his senior year at DeLaSalle High School (MN), Terry carved out a significant role for the Cardinal as a true freshman under Head Coach Jerod Haase. 

Averaging 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, the 19-year old guard was a pleasant surprise all year on his way to Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors. 

  • Standing 6-foot-2 with a skinny 160-pound frame and good length, Terry has nice size for a point guard but has significant room to fill out his frame.  He is fluid athlete who can play at different speeds and play above the rim with a head of steam.
  • A smooth ball handler who shot the three at a high level and flashed a budding floor game, Terry created extensively out of ball screens, looked to push the ball opportunistically in transition, and showed some versatility as a shot maker during his freshman year.
  • Seeing major minutes for a team that emerged as one of the better defensive units in the country, Terry has the length and instincts to be a factor in the passing lanes.  He is early in his development on that end of the floor, but has some tools to lean on as his frame matures.

Defensive Analysis

  • Possessing nice length and good instincts, Terry did much of his best work defensively in the passing lanes last season.  Still getting stronger and learning how to play with urgency consistently, opposing guards challenged him regularly off the dribble.
  • Proving to be a better rebounder than one might expect of a guard with his dimensions, Terry tracks the ball well even if he is not coming down with a lot of contested boards in traffic.

Career Highlights

  • 2019-20 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection.
  • 2019-20 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team choice.
  • One of 31 players named to the 2019-20 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team.

Freshman (2019-20)

  • Averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.39 steals.
  • Shot a Pac-12-high 89.1 percent from the free throw line, fifth best in a season in Stanford history.
  • Ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (40.8).
  • Hit seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points against Utah (Feb. 26).
  • Helped the Cardinal to its first 20-win regular season in 12 years.

High School

  • Averaged 22.6 points and 7.1 assists as a senior at DeLaSalle in Minneapolis.
  • Won three class 3A state championships in Minnesota.
  • Competed with the USA Select Team at the 2018 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany.


  • Talented shot maker with an advanced feel.
  • Gets to his spots and has deep range.
  • Makes smart decisions with the ball.
  • Plays with very good pace.


  • A huge soccer fan.
  • Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother.
  • Favorite album is Drake’s Views.


“I want the ball in his hands. There’s a great deal of confidence that he is going to make the right decisions when it’s there.”

- Stanford coach Jerod Haase