Terry Rozier Bio: Career, Net Worth & Family

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The “Scary Terry” Terry Rozier is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rozier is a mettlesome shooter and top-notch scorer.

Indeed, his speed, quickness, and shooting touch are the prominent attributes to keep him up in the arena. And he would take oneself to the whole nine yards to enumerate the scoreboard.

Therefore, the seventh heaven eternity oh-so was when he earned AAC All-Rookie Team in 2014 and was named Second-Team All-ACC in 2015.

Terry with Charlotte Hornets (Source: Twitter)
Terry with Charlotte Hornets (Source: Twitter)

Uncover more enthralling details covering lifestyle, early days, net worth, and career about one of the distinguished basketball players Terry Rozier.

Also, have a brief peek at the quick informational facts clarified below.

Quick Facts

Full Name Terry William Rozier lll
Birth Date March 17, 1994
Birth Place Youngstown, Ohio
Nick Name Scary Terry
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education High School

  • Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
  • Hargrave (Chatham, Virginia)


  • Louisville 
Horoscope Pieces
Father’s Name Terry Rozier Sr.
Mother’s Name Gina Tucker
Siblings Two (B.J Carter & Tre’Dasia Trucker)
Age 29  years old
Height 6 feet 1 inch
Weight 86 Kilogram (190 lb)
Jersey no. 3
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession NBA player 
The draft Year 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th Overall
League NBA
Active Years 2015 – present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Kids None
Net Worth $10 million
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
Current Team Charlotte Hornets
Social Media Twitter
Merch Charlotte Hornet Sets of Cards
Last Update February, 2024

Terry Rozier: Early Life 

The gracious player with enriching shooting strategies was born on March 17, 1994, in Youngstown, Ohio.

His full birth name is Terry William Rozier, but he’s commonly admired as Terry Rozier. To add more, he holds an American nationality, refers to Afro-American ethnicity, and follows Christianity. 

Terry with his parents (Source: bostonglobe.com)
Terry with his parents (Source: bostonglobe.com)

Besides him, he is endowed with a brother, B.J Carter, and a half-sibling sister, Tre’Dasia Trucker.

Therefore, he was predominantly raised by his mother, Gina, and grandmother, Amanda Tucker. In the meantime, he fell in love with basketball and commenced his remarkable basketball career.


Addressing his background, Terry was a kid born in the ’90s, and in one eternity, it had an increased murder rate, and gunfire was an ordinary quirk to hear in the state of Ohio.

And one day, his mother’s former boyfriend fired shots through the walls of their house. Also, his mum had three guns to protect herself, and Terry got to them when mum was not conveying attention.

For that reason, his mother gave Terry’s custody to his grandmother in Cleveland when he was six.

Furthermore, Terry Rozier Sr.’s father was sentenced to eight years just two months after Terry’s birth. Again, Terry got arrested in charged with manslaughter, being involved in kidnapping, and raiding charges.

Apart from family conspiracies, his mother and grandmother had eternally been a tower of strength for Terry Rozier. Also, Terry holds no bitterness towards his dad at all.

To sum up, Terry had a hard upbringing and an early NBA career hustle, but he’s in the meritorious stance today; well, that is called to make hay while the sun shines.

Terry Rozier: Basketball Career

High School Career

Terry Rozier attended Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated from the same school in 2012.

During his senior year, he averaged 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4.7 steals per game and helped lead to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2002 with a 21-3 record.

Moreover, he has been named an All-Lake Erie League appointment for three years and was 74th in recruiting rating on ESPNU’s Top 100 players record in 2012.

Then, he enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy to boost upgrades before enrolling in Louisville.

Thus, he scored 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists and recorded 38-8 victories in the 2012-13 campaign at Hargrave Academy.

Therefore, he achieved the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic MVP and had spotted second in the dunk and a three-point contest in the same season.

College Career

Rozier attended Louisville University after high school. During his freshman season in 2013-14, he scored 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in about 37 games and rendered the ACC All-Rookie Team.

During his sophomore season in 2014-15, he helped lead the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team with an average of 17.1 points per game. In the meantime, he was named second-team All-ACC.

Professional Career

Boston Celtics

Rozier was chosen with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics in June 2015. Later, he signed a rookie contract with the Boston Celtics.

Further, he scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting over the Atlanta Hawks in his first playoff game.

He recorded 16 points in a most pleasing 117-87 victory against the Orlando Magic. Then, he recorded his first double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers in March 2017.

Terry with the Boston Celtics (Source: massivelive.com)
Terry with the Boston Celtics (Source: massivelive.com)

Likewise, in January 2018, he recorded his first triple-double in his first NBA start and assisted Boston Celtics to a 103-73 win against the New York Knicks.

Rozier recorded a career-high 31 points in a 119-110 victory against the Atlanta Hawks. In Game 1 of their second-round series, he averaged 29 points, eight rebounds, and six rebounds in a 117-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

After 2018

Thus, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, he logged 28 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

In January 2019, he logged 22 of 26 points in the first half with Boston Celtics in a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Hence, he became the first Celtics player to record 20 or more points in halftime since Paul Pierce did in 7 for 7 in October 2009.

Similarly, on January 30, Rozier logged 17 points and added career-high ten assists in a 126-24 victory against the Charlotte Hornets.

Charlotte Hornets

Terry Rozier was traded to the Charlotte Hornets on July 6, 2019. Then, he signed three years, $56.7 million contract with the Hornets.

Likewise, in December 2019, he logged a career-high 35 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Subsequently, he exceeded his record in March 2020, averaging 40 points against the Atlanta Hawks.

Again, he recorded a career-high 42 points and added three rebounds, two assists, one block, and two steals in a loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Awards & Achievements

  • Second-team All-ACC (2015)
  • AAC All-Rookie Team (2014)

Terry Rozier: Net Worth

Assertive and agile shooting/ point guard has a net worth of $10 million.

Alike, his salary on 2021-22 with Charlotte Hornets is $17,905,263, and in 2020-21, he earned $18,900,000 with Hornets.

Therefore, he’s the 2nd best-paid player of the Hornets this year and the 69th best-paid NBA player.

Similarly, in 2018-19 with Boston Celtics, his estimated earnings were 3,050,389, and in 2017-18 he fetched around $1,988,529 with the Celtics.

Age, Height & Weight

The 6’1″ majestic guard was born on March 17, 1994. So, according to his birthdate, he is 29  years old and has maintained himself as fit as a fiddle.

He stands at an average height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), and his body weighs around 190 lb (86 kg).

Thus, he has a sturdy and well-proportioned body with a bright grin, black hair, and gracious black eyes. Also, he speculates on having a spring in one’s step by maintaining his body to the appropriate configuration. 


Further, he got varied tattoos on his body; he was 14 when he reaped his first tattoo; he inked his name Terry with a crown over a basketball in his hand.

Then, he got his sister, grandmother, mother, friends, and every name that motivated him throughout inked on his hands.

Then he got 3.17 tattooed on the back of his head, which signifies his birthdate.

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Who is Terry Rozier’s Girlfriend?

Even though Rozier has an alluring persona with a polished complexion, he is single in the natural realm.

In addition, he was once in a relationship with angelic DJ Softest Hard.

Alike Softest Hard is a Vietnamese-American born on June 25, 1995, in Burling, United States. Her father and grandmother brought her up, and later, she shifted to Raleigh when she was 10 to reside with her mother. 

More, as a promising DJ and producer, she is coequally apprehended for her tracks “This High” and “Should Have Kept It True.”

Again, she’s worked as a hostess at Los Angeles Italian restaurant Bottega Louie. More of her, Softest Hard, had also perpetrated herself as a model for brands like Visual Apparel. 

Therefore, many credible sources proclaimed they were dating one another long ago.

Apart from that, there is no single evidence about Terry’s relationship stature; it might be because he has kept his personal life behind the curtain, or he’s more focused on games and improvement.

Social Media Presence

Audacious and decisive, Terry Rozier is not on every social media site except Twitter.

Twitter is the only social media he is wielding this far, where he often posts his daily moments and happenings.

Excavate more details about Terry’s daily life through his social media account.

Rozier’s Father Sees Him Play for the First Time

Terry Rozier had been a certainly magnificent stand-in point guard for Kyrie Irving

Rozier had been labeled as the decent and most productive guard in the past playoffs, which later became the way to shine in the NBA league.

Even though Rozier is globally recognized, his father, Terry Sr., had never caught a glimpse of his son’s gameplay, neither in high school, not in college, and not in the NBA.

Indeed,  it’s because Terry Sr. has been sentenced for the last 23 years.

Terry with his father in the arena (bostonglobe.com)
Terry with his father in the arena (bostonglobe.com)

However, he was terminated in the summer of 2018 and initiated working to rejuvenate his relationship with his son.

Therefore, the Boston Celtics lost the game, but Rozier started and wrapped it up with 17 points. Then, the devotion between father and son came out when he gave his dad the jersey and posed for pictures together. 

Hence, Rozier Sr. was more than joyous and proud to watch his son’s event, and he also affirmed his impressions in an interview.

“I’ve been admiring the young man my son has become. He’s like me in many ways but also very different. However, he’s a better man than I was.”

                                          -Rozier Sr. to his son

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is Terry called Scary?

Terry Rozier had set a decent self-significant as a dangerous scorer and fearless shooter in the NBA, which ultimately bestowed the nickname “Scary Terry.”

How fast is Terry Rozier?

Terry is fast as a flash, and his power of momentum has been scary to defenses as he got 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.

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