Terry Rozier

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Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier G6 2017 Playoffs.jpg
Rozier with the Celtics in 2017
No. 3 – Charlotte Hornets
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-03-17) March 17, 1994 (age 25)
Youngstown, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeLouisville (2013–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2015–present
Career history
20152019Boston Celtics
2015–2016Maine Red Claws
2019–presentCharlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2015)
  • AAC All-Rookie Team (2014)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two years of college basketball for Louisville before being selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Celtics.

Early life[edit]

Rozier was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1994, his father, Terry Rozier Sr., was imprisoned for 8 years starting two months after Rozier was born.[1] Then, in 2005, after participating in a robbery in 2003,[2] Rozier Sr. was sentenced to 13 years for kidnapping, robbery, and involuntary manslaughter. As a result, Rozier was raised primarily by his mother, Gina Tucker, and his grandmother, Amanda Tucker,[3][4][1] he was also raised alongside two siblings, a half sister and a brother.[1]

High school career[edit]

Rozier starred at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduating in 2012. In his senior year, he averaged 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 steals, leading Shaker to a 21–3 record and taking them to the regional semifinal in 2012 for the first time since 2002. He was an All-Lake Erie League player for three years and was rated 74th overall in the 2012 ESPNU Top 100 players.[5]

Due to grades, Rozier played for Hargrave Military Academy for a year before joining Louisville.[6] In his 2012–13 season at Hargrave, Rozier averaged 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists and earned the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic MVP and second in the dunk and three-point contests while the team went 38–8.[7]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Louisville in 2013–14, Rozier averaged 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 37 games, and made the AAC All-Rookie Team. As a sophomore in 2014–15, Rozier led the Cardinals in scoring with 17.1 points per game, and was named second-team All-ACC.[8][9] On March 30, 2015, Rozier and Louisville teammate Montrezl Harrell declared for the 2015 NBA draft.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics (2015–present)[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Rozier was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[11] On July 27, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Celtics.[12] Entering his rookie season, he drew comparisons to Damian Lillard.[13] During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Maine Red Claws, Boston's D-League affiliate,[14] he appeared in 39 regular season games for the Celtics in 2015–16, scoring a season-high seven points twice. In his first playoff game, he scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting against the Atlanta Hawks.[15]

2016–17 season[edit]

On November 12, 2016, Rozier scored a career-high 11 points in a 105–99 win over the Indiana Pacers,[16] he topped that mark nine days later, scoring 12 points in a 99–93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[17] On December 7, he had a 16-point game in a 117–87 win over the Orlando Magic.[18] On March 19, 2017, he recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 105–99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.[19]

2017–18 season[edit]

On November 24, 2017, Rozier had a career-high 23 points in a 118–103 win over the Orlando Magic.[20] On December 18, he made a steal and go-ahead dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining that gave the Celtics a 112–111 victory over the Indiana Pacers.[21] On January 3, 2018, Rozier had a game-high 20 points in a 102-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[22] On January 31, Rozier logged his first career triple-double in his first NBA start to help the Celtics to a 103–73 victory over the New York Knicks, he recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten, who set the initial record on November 13, 2013, with the Philadelphia 76ers.[23] Two days later, in his second career start, Rozier scored a career-high 31 points in a 119–110 win over the Hawks.[24] On March 25, in his sixth start in place of the injured Kyrie Irving, Rozier scored a career-high 33 points in a 104–93 win over the Sacramento Kings, he also had five rebounds and three assists, and shot 12 of 16 from the field, including 8 of 12 on 3-pointers.[25] In Game 2 of the Celtics' first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Rozier scored 23 points in helping Boston take a 2–0 series lead with a 120–106 win.[26] In Game 7, Rozier scored 26 points in a 112–96 win over the Bucks.[27] In Game 1 of their second-round series against the 76ers, Rozier recorded 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 117–101 win.[28] In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Rozier scored 28 points in a 109–99 loss to the Cavaliers.[29] In Game 7, Rozier missed all 10 of his 3-point attempts, as the Celtics bowed out of the playoffs with an 87–79 loss.[30]

2018–19 season[edit]

In early November, Rozier was reportedly unhappy with his playing time to begin the 2018–19 season, having gone from starting in the playoffs to coming off the bench.[31] On November 9, Rozier scored a then season-high 22 points in a 123–115 loss to the Utah Jazz, making his first start of the season in place of Irving.[32] On January 23, he scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half of the Celtics' 123–103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, he became the first Celtics player to score 20 or more points in a half on perfect shooting since Paul Pierce went 7 for 7 and had 20 in the second half against the Chicago Bulls on October 30, 2009.[33] On January 30, he had 17 points and tied a career high with 10 assists in a 126–94 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[34] On March 11, he had 26 points in a 140–115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Boston 39 0 8.0 .274 .222 .800 1.6 .9 .2 .0 1.8
2016–17 Boston 74 0 17.1 .367 .318 .773 3.1 1.8 .6 .1 5.5
2017–18 Boston 80 16 25.9 .395 .381 .772 4.7 2.9 1.0 .2 11.3
2018–19 Boston 79 14 22.7 .387 .353 .785 3.9 2.9 .9 .3 9.0
Career 272 30 20.0 .380 .354 .777 3.6 2.3 .7 .2 7.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Boston 5 0 19.8 .391 .364 1.000 3.4 1.2 .2 .6 4.8
2017 Boston 17 0 16.3 .402 .368 .800 2.6 1.9 .6 .2 5.6
2018 Boston 19 19 36.6 .406 .347 .821 5.3 5.7 1.3 .3 16.5
2019 Boston 9 0 18.0 .322 .235 .750 4.3 1.9 .4 .2 6.4
Career 50 19 24.7 .393 .335 .809 4.0 3.3 .8 .3 9.8

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Louisville 37 10 18.9 .401 .371 .712 3.1 1.8 1.0 .1 7.0
2014–15 Louisville 36 35 35.0 .411 .306 .790 5.6 3.0 2.0 .2 17.1
Career 73 45 26.8 .408 .331 .772 4.3 2.4 1.5 .1 12.0

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jackson, Bob (August 3, 2003). "3 indicted in slaying of robbery accomplice". The Vindicator.
  3. ^ "Terry Rozier's long outside shot - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Greer, Jeff (February 27, 2014). "Louisville's Terry Rozier owes a lot to two women in his life". Courier-Journal. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Former Shaker Guard Declares for the NBA Draft". The Shakerite. April 5, 2015. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Rozier's Cardinal Career on Hold for Now". The Shakerite. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
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  11. ^ "Celtics Select Rozier, Hunter, Mickey and Thornton in 2015 Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
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  16. ^ "Isaiah Thomas scores 23 to lead Celtics past Pacers, 105-99". ESPN.com. November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
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