Tyrell Terry, the No. 31 overall pick of the 2020 draft, has announced his retirement from basketball in an Instagram post.

Tyrell Terry : Retirement | Net worth | College | Height 

Terry is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Stanford Cardinal.

Tyrell Terry : Retirement | Net worth | College | Height

Personal information
Born September 28, 2000 (age 22)
Valley City, North Dakota, U.S.
    Listed height     6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)

Terry was selected 31st overall in the 2020 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He spent one season with the team before he was waived.

Also Terry played for the Memphis Grizzlies from December 2021 to July 2022. He retired from professional basketball in December 2022.

Tyrell Terry retirement 

Tyrell Terry, the Mavericks’ No. 31 overall pick in the 2020 draft, announced his retirement from basketball, via an Instagram post on Thursday.

In his caption, the 22-year-old guard cited “the darkest times of my life” and described “the anxiety this sport has caused me” as the reason for his decision.

Tyrell Terry : Retirement | Net worth | College | Height

“To the point where instead of building me up, it began to destroy me,” Terry wrote. “Where I began to despise and question the value of myself, much more than those surrounding me could ever see or know.

Intrusive thoughts, waking up nauseous, and finding myself struggling to take normal breaths because of the rock that would sit on my chest that seemed to weigh more than I could carry.

This is just a brief description of the anxiety this sport has caused me, and while I’m grateful for every door it has opened for me, I can’t continue this fight any longer for something I have fallen out of love with.

“To most, I will be forever known as a bust, a failure, or a waste of talent. While those may be true when it comes to basketball, it is the biggest failures in life that lead to the greatest success.

There is more for me out in this vast world and I am extremely excited to be able to explore that. And for the first time, to be able to find my identity outside of being a basketball player.”

Terry appeared in 11 games as a Mavericks rookie during the 2020-21 season, playing spot minutes as a sharp-shooting prospect out of Stanford, before taking a months-long personal leave.

He returned to the team for a few days early in the 2021 preseason before another personal absence.

Tyrell Terry net worth 

As of writing, Tyrell Terry has an estimated net worth of about $1.2 million. 


On November 6, 2019, Terry made his debut for Stanford, recording 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 73–62 win over Montana.

Tyrell Terry : Retirement | Net worth | College | Height

On November 21, he registered his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in an 81–50 victory over William & Mary.

In his next game, Terry had another double-double, posting 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 73–54 win over Oklahoma.

And on January 13, 2020, he was named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week after averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in wins over Washington and Washington State.

On February 26, Terry scored a career-high 27 points with seven three-pointers to lead his team past Utah, 70–62.

This performance, along with a 12-point effort to upset 21st-ranked Colorado, helped him earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors on March 2.

At the end of the regular season, Terry was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention. As a freshman, he averaged 14.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

His shooting accuracy, with a 40.8 three-point percentage and team-high 89.1 free throw percentage, helped him gain attention as a National Basketball Association (NBA) prospect.

Tyrell Terry : Retirement | Net worth | College | Height

Following the season, Terry declared for the 2020 NBA draft. On July 31, Terry announced he was remaining in the draft.


Terry was born in Valley City, North Dakota, to Carrie Grise, and he moved with his mother to Minneapolis when he was five years old. He played basketball for DeLaSalle High School.

  • Listed height  :  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

As a freshman, he helped his team win the Class 3A state championship to become the first team in Minnesota to win five straight titles. He also led DeLaSalle to 3A state titles as a sophomore and senior.

As a junior, Columbia Heights High School ended DeLaSalle’s streak of state titles in the semi-finals. In his senior season, Terry was named a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Basketball award. He scored 22 points in the 2019 title game.

By Rishabh

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