Tyrell Terry Retires from NBA at Age 22

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Tyrell Terry, who was a top in-state high school basketball standout at De LaSalle in the class of 2019, has announced his retirement from the NBA.

The 22-year-old, former Stanford standout cited serious mental health issues that the game of basketball is causing him, as to why he’s pulling the plug on his young career. Terry was drafted number 31 overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 2020.

Terry was Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2019 and he helped lead De LaSalle High School to 5-straight state championships. Richard Pitino and the University of Minnesota recruited the 4-star top 125 talent back then but he chose at Stanford. That’s no surprise, given what he has scored on IQ tests.

In his only season at Stanford, Tyrell Terry averaged 14.6 points and 3.2 assists in 34 minutes per game. He found the floor just 13 times in his two seasons in the NBA, playing a total of 59 minutes in his short career.

Hopefully, Tyrell can find the life and happiness he’s looking for outside of basketball.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan