Tyrell Terry Bio: NBA, Career & Net Worth

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Tyrell Terry is a former NBA player from North Dakota. He embarked on his NBA journey after being drafted 31st overall in the second round by Dallas Mavericks in 2020. Before retiring, he last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and its G League affiliate.

In his rookie season, Terry shocked everyone with his fantastic skill set and athleticism. He was projected to become NBA’s top shooter and passer. He played colligate basketball for Stanford Cardinals.

During his professional years, he was a proficient shooter who knew how to control the pace and rarely lost his grip on it.

Tyrell was a ball craftsman who could make quick passes while keeping perfect timing and accuracy. 

Tyrell Terry In The Mavericks Jersey
Tyrell Terry In The Mavericks Jersey (Source: Dallas Mavericks)

Having exceptional skills on the court, the 23 years old retired early, shocking everyone, because of his anxiety issues.

So, let’s look into the life of basketball player Tyrell Terry and talk about his early years and short-lived career. Furthermore, we will also cover his childhood, family, age, height, net worth, personal life, and many more.

But before we get into his life, let’s look at some quick facts about him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Tyrell Nate Terry
Name Tyrell Terry
Tyrell Name Tyrell
Date of Birth September 28, 2000
Age 23 Years Old
Birth Place Valley City, North Dakota
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Height 6’2″/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight 73 kg/160 lb.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Not available 
Mother’s Name Carrie Grise
Siblings None; Single child
High School De Lasalle High School
Education Graduate
University Stanford University 
Marital Status Unmarried
Profession Former NBA Player
Position Point Guard
Leagues   National Basketball Association (NBA)
NBA Draft 31st overall selection in the second round by Dallas Mavericks in the 2020 NBA Draft
Debut Year  2020-Present 
Playing Teams
  • Memphis Hustle (2022)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (2021- 2022)
  • Memphis Hustle (2021)
  • Dallas Mavericks (2020-2021)
Awards and Achievements
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2020)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (2020)
  • Minnesota Mr. Basketball award finalist
  • Class 3A state championship
  • Tyrell Broke a record on a basketball IQ test 
Net Worth   $1 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter 
Merch Rookie Card
Last Update  April 2024

Early Life 

Tyrell Nate Terry was born on September 28, 2000, in Valley City, North Dakota. He was raised by his single mother, Carrie Grise. Tyrell was timid and reserved as a child. 

His mother is a physical therapist and has worked in outpatient sports medicine for 12 years. She currently works in elderly home care. 

When his mother was busy, the former NBA player used to enjoy his own company. His mother thus says raising him despite being a single mother was easy.

Age, Height & Weight

Tyrell Terry was born in 2000, which makes him 23 years old. He celebrates his birthday on September 28 every year and his horoscope is Libra.

Tyrell was born in Valley City, North Dakota, and identifies himself as an American of white ethnicity. He has black eyes and black hair.

Terry stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) and weighs around 73 kg (160 pounds)

How Did Tyrell Terry Started Basketball?

When Tyrell was 5, they had just moved to Minneapolis from Grand Forks, North Dakota. While walking around a mall, Carrie came upon a long-lost college friend, Larry Suggs.

Her friend, Larry, was a college basketball player. So, Carrie asked if he knew of a basketball league that Tyrell could join.

She wanted her son to enroll in extracurricular activities as he used to stay home alone.

Tyrell Terry During His High School
Tyrell Terry During His High School (Source: 247 Sports)

Larry volunteered to teach Tyrell how to play the game. That’s how Tyrell was introduced to the world of basketball.

Tyrell possessed exceptional ball-handling skills from an early age. Larry taught him everything he needed to know to play basketball. Soon, basketball became an integral part of his life.

As a result, Tyrell dreamt of becoming an NBA player, but he thought the dream was unachievable because of his skepticism.

However, he played in the NBA with some top players, like Luka Doncic and Josh Green. But his NBA journey ended very quickly, about which we will talk later in the article.

Basketball Career

Early Career

Tyrell Terry was a member of the DeLaSalle High School basketball team. He led his team to win the Class 3A state championship and became the first team to win five straight championships in Minnesota.

Tyrell Terry Playing For The Stanford University
Tyrell Terry Playing For Stanford University (Source: The mercury news)

Due to his stellar performance, he was honored with Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball title in 2019. Also, he was awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

Additionally, he was selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention. 

NBA Career

Tyrell Terry began his professional basketball career after Dallas Mavericks picked him with the 31st overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft.

He was waived by Mavericks on October 15, 2021.

Tyrell Terry Playing For The Dallas Mavericks
Tyrell Terry Playing For The Dallas Mavericks (Source: Beyond AM)

After that, he signed a 10-day contract with Memphis Grizzlies on December 25, 2021, via hardship exemption.

Tyrell signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies on Jan 1, 2022, but on July 2, he was waived by the team. 

On December 15, 2022, he announced his retirement from professional basketball at 22 due to anxiety issues.

Terry shared via Instagram that he had been struggling with anxiety stemming from basketball. He further writes he had “fallen out of love” with the game.

National Career

In 2018, Terry represented the United States in the Albert Schweitzer Competition in Mannheim, Germany.

Though he only played five games, his stat line was impressive, averaging 6.6 points per game with 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Net Worth And Salary

The net worth of Tyrell Terry is estimated to be around $1 million. He has garnered such a net worth primarily through his NBA salaries, bonuses, and endorsement deals.

According to Sportrac, Tyrell earned around $1,782,621 in the 2022-23 season, And his career earnings TOTALED to $4,676,026.

Terry looked promising on the court and was expected to shine bright in his later years, but unfortunately, he ended his journey very early.

If he had continued his NBA journey, he would have landed extravagant contracts and endorsement deals.

Social Media Presence 

As a young and good-looking former NBA player, Tyrell has amassed a considerable social media following. However, he is not so active on his social media handles.

You can find him on Instagram under the handle @tyterry_ and Twitter @tyterry05.

Instagram: 36.5 followers

Twitter: 9.2k followers


The young Terry earned many fans in his professional career, and his shocking retirement from the sport also put him in the limelight.

Tyrell Terry's Popularity Graph
Tyrell Terry’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Tyrell Terry based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the overall NBA statistics for Tyrell Terry?

In his NBA career, Tyrell Terry played 13 games with an average of 0.5 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 0.5 assists, 0.0 blocks, and 1 point per game.

Is Tyrell Terry in the G League?

Yes, Terry played for the NBA G League's Memphis Hustle. He made his debut in the G league in 2021.

Why did Tyrell Terry retire?

Tyrell Terry retired from professional basketball because of anxiety issues.

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