DeLaSalle Alum, Tyrell Terry is Breaking NBA Pre-Draft IQ Test Records

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According to a report by Bryan Kalbrosky of USA Today, Stanford Freshmen guard and DeLaSalle High School alum, Tyrell Terry, has broken some sort of NBA pre-draft (previously undisclosed) IQ test record. These tests were seemingly administered by individual organizations, meaning he’s impressed several teams with their own, but similar, versions.

Freshman Season – Stanford Cardinals

At just 19 years old, Terry had a breakout freshmen season with the Stanford Cardinals. He averaged 14.6 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. The numbers might not jump off the page, for a first-round NBA talent, but the shooting percentages and defensive play intrigue scouts.

Terry shot 40.8% from beyond the arc (4.9 attempts/game), and an astonishing 50.8% on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers. He also snatched 1.4 steals per game, as part of the country’s 7th-best defensive team, establishing himself as an intriguing three-and-d player.

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All this amounted to Terry earning a spot on the Pac-12 All -Freshmen Team + All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. The kid is attending Stanford so his smarts weren’t in question. Now though, NBA teams are seeing it for themselves. Add that on top of his space creating and defense… his draft stock should do nothing but rise (unlike other hometown heroes).

NBA Draft Outlook

Experts have wide-ranging opinions on Terry, right now. As a result, he’s being mocked all over the place. The highest I’ve seen the Minneapolis native selected, is by USA Today, at 16th overall. Who had that 16th pick? The Minnesota Timberwolves (pick from Nets) did…… That storyline sounds familiar.


Terry was a 4-star recruit in High School. Back then, he ranked as the 10th best point guard in the country. Terry announced his plans to forgo his sophomore year and enter the NBA Draft on April 3rd.

Just a Sophomore, (standing at 6′ 1″ 160 lbs), Terry’s decision to join the 2020 outbound class, surprised some. Since entering the draft field however, he’s been a mainstay on most mocks and big boards. Blowing teams away with these IQ test results, will only solidify his decision. Sorry Stanford fans.

Terry Still has Options

If for some reason Terry is still wavering, he as until August 3 to pull out of the draft and return to Stanford. The NBA Draft is tentatively scheduled for October 15th.

(Eric’s Editing note): As Minnesotans. we’re used to outperforming the rest of the country, academically. Educational stats nationwide show as much. We aren’t posting his for “shock” value (since there is none). It’s just another thumbs up to our great educational institutions around the state.

Great work, DeLaSalle High School.

Sam Sklar | Minnesota Sports Fan

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