76ers Draft Profiles: Tyrell Terry
A name that has floated around a lot for the Sixers in the upcoming NBA draft has been Stanford guard Tyrell Terry. Mocked anywhere from picks 15-30, Terry stood out in college for his elite three-point shooting. Drawing comparisons from many to Trae Young and Steph Curry. While I wouldn’t go that far just yet, his skill is definitely impressive.
At 20 years old, Terry is entering the draft coming off his freshman year after being nominated for several PAC-12 freshman teams. His first year with the Cardinals was very impressive.
Tyrell’s scoring ability put him high up with some of the other elite freshmen years Stanford has had. He finished second in PPG for a freshman in Stanford history. Terry also led the PAC-12 in free-throw percentage at 89%. When drafted, he will be the 5th active NBA player from Stanford and the first drafted since 2015.
Looking at Terry’s scoring, he shot about 41% from three in 2020 averaging 14.6 PPG in 32 minutes. On paper, it might not seem that impressive but the talent to be a legit threat is definitely there. He also shot 44% from the field in his lone college season.
Going back to his three-pointer, the range of his shot and ability to pull up from anywhere deep is very dangerous. The hope is that he can easily translate it to the NBA. I wouldn’t expect Terry’s shot to be as dangerous as it is currently right off the bat.
The huge concern against Terry is how undersized he is. During his freshman year, Tyrell weighed in at 160lbs. To put this into comparison, Steph Curry was about 185lbs coming out of Davidson. It has been reported that Terry has gained some weight but the exact number is currently unknown. Gaining weight can be a catch 22.
If Terry gains too much muscle his added strength could throw his shot off a bit and could take some time to get back into rhythm. This doesn’t always happen but it definitely is a possibility. Weight needs to be added to his frame though as Tyrell will be bullied and possibly hurt with his current weight.
Anyone who can shoot from deep is a perfect fit in Philadelphia. With how Terry has been mocked you possibly could get away with drafting him at 34 which is criminal. Even though there is a slight risk on Terry his ceiling is incredible. At worst, he can be a decent role player for the Sixers.
Depending on how he is weight-wise going into next season will determine how much he sees the court. If it looks like there needs to be 10-20lbs added to his frame you could see Tyrell often in Delaware. If those 20lbs are already there, Terry could have an immediate impact as a solid bench contributor for the 76ers. Either way, Tyrell Terry is absolutely someone who needs to be looked at.
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