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2010-11 Statistics

PPG
15.8
RPG
2.00
APG
4.8
EFF
+ 14.83
Born: Sep 15, 1977
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight: 180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
College: Arizona
Years Pro: 11

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2005-06:
In 80 games, averaged 17.1 points, a team-high 3.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.25 steals in 35.0 minutes per game…Shot 47.0% (516-1099 FGs) from the floor, 41.1% (171-416 3FGs) from 3-point range and 80.0% (168-210 FTs) from the line…Rnked tied for 38th in scoring, 18th in 3-point percentage, 10th in 3-pointers made and 32nd in steals per game…Missed two games with a sore right hamstring (12/6-12/9/05)…Scored 20 or more points 30 times and 30+ twice…Led the team in scoring six times and in assists 35 games…Recorded two double-doubles…26 points (10-16 FGs) with 5 steals in 36 minutes at the Hornets (11/12/05)… 29 points (11-18 FGs, 4-8 3FGs) in 44 minutes vs. Houston (11/22/05)…10 assists at Miami (11/25/05)…26 points (11-18 FGs, 4-6 3FGs), including the game-winner, in 41 minutes without a turnover at Toronto (11/28/05)…37 points (14-23 FGs, 3-5 3FGs, 6-8 FTs) in 51 minutes without a turnover at Milwaukee (11/29/05)…Scored 17 of his 27 points (11-20 FGs, 4-8 3FGs) in the third quarter while adding 7 assists in 44 minutes at Denver (1/6/06)…Team-high 30 points (9-17 FGs, 7-13 3FGs, 5-5 FTs) and 4 steals in 41 minutes at Boston (1/9/06)…10 assists at Denver (2/10/06)…27 points (11-20 FGs, 5-9 3FGs) in 48 minutes vs. Toronto (2/25)…scored 21 of his 29 points (10-18 FGs, 7-8 FTs) in the second-half while adding 7 assists in 33 minutes vs. Golden State (3/23/06).

2004-05:
Appeared in a team-high 80 games and started 57 of the final 58 games of the season…Averaged 12.4 points, a team-high 5.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.36 steals in 30.0 minutes per game…Shot a career-high 50.1% (372-743 FGs) from the floor, a career-high 42.0% (103-245 3FGs) from 3-point range and 84.4% (146-173 FTs) from the line…Joined Steve Nash as the only other player among qualifiers to shoot at least 50% from the floor, 40% from 3-point range and 80% from the foul line…Had the third-highest field goal percentage of any guard in the league and ranked 22nd overall…Ranked 10th in 3-point percentage, tied for 32nd in free throw percentage, 22nd in assists, 20th in assist to turnover ratio (2.92) and 28th in steals per game…In the first 23 games of the season, came off the bench and averaged 9.0 points, 3.4 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.26 steals in 24.0 minutes per game…Made his first start vs. Atlanta on 12/18/04 and averaged 13.8 points, 6.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.40 steals in 32.4 minutes per game the rest of the season…Missed one game (11/19/04 vs. New York) with a sprained right ankle and another (4/19/05) with a sore right ankle…Scored 20 or more points 10 times and led the team in scoring five times…Tallied six point-assist double-doubles and led the team in assists 51 times…First double-double as a Maverick with 13 points and 11 assists with 4 steals in 33 minutes at Washington (11/14/04)…Recorded 12 of his season-high 14 assists in the first-half in 35 minutes vs. Boston (12/28/04)…Season-high 28 points (9-10 FGs, 5-5 3FGs, 5-6 FTs) in 32 minutes vs. L.A. Lakers (1/5/05)…Scored 13 of his 17 points (6-9 FGs, 5-5 FTs) in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning "and-one" play in 31 minutes at Sacramento (2/11/05)…22 points with 12 assists in 37 minutes at Minnesota (3/13/05)…18 points with 13 assists and 4 steals in 33 minutes vs. Orlando (4/5/05).

2003-04:
Played in all but one game and started 78 times en route to averaging 16.8 points, a team-high 5.4 assists, a career-high 4.1 rebounds and 1.53 steals in 37.3 minutes per game...ranked 35th in the league in ppg, 18th in apg, 16th in spg and 13th in 3-pointers made (146)...recorded five double-doubles...scored 20 or more points 30 times...hit three or more 3-pointers in a game 24 times...flirted with a triple-double while posting 23 points, a season-high tying 9 rebounds and 9 assists vs. Orlando (2/28/04)...scored a season-high 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting vs. New Jersey (4/12/04).

2002-03:
With the addition of Glenn Robinson and the scoring he brought to the lineup, Terry became more of an adept passer as evidenced by his career-high 7.4 assists • That's not to imply he was holding back offensively, because the 6-2 speedster's 17.2 points a night was the third-highest on the team • JT made 160 three-pointers on the year, the fifth-highest total in team history and seventh-best in the NBA last year • Showing more balance than ever before, he recorded his first career triple-double in a February 28 win at Chicago • Terry’s nice night ended with 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds • He became the third Atlanta player to finish the season with 600 assists - joining Glenn “Doc” Rivers and Mookie Blaylock as the only players to accomplish that feat • He achieved that mark in the season’s final game at New Orleans when he needed all eight of his assists to reach that level • Terry also ended the year with 502 career three-pointers, passing Dominique Wilkins for third place on the all-time team chart • Not only was he among the league leaders in triples, he was tied for 39th place in scoring, tied for sixth in assists, sixth-best in FT percentage and tied for 20th in steals • Terry was tops on the Hawks’ season lists in FT%, 3FG%, assists and steals • He missed one game due to injury (a right hip contusion) • On the season, JT recorded 17.2 ppg, 7.4 apg, 3.4 rpg and 1.6 spg (.428 FG%, .371 3FG%, .887 FT%) • He had 20 double-doubles (t25th in the NBA) and dished out a career-high 16 assists against the Lakers (March 25) • Unfortunately for him, his most productive month came at the end when he registered 20.6 ppg in April and made .508 of his FG attempts • SEASON HIGHS: 33 pts v/Hou (1/10), 10 rebs @Chic (2/28), 16 assts v/LAL (3/25), 6 stls @NJ (12/3), 2 blks v/Mia (11/29), 52 mins @Det (3/26), 13 FGM v/Hou (1/10), 6 3FGM @Utah (11/8), 12 FTM v/Mia (11/29).

2001-02:
Began the season as the starter at shooting guard and made the permanent switch to the point in January ‘03 • That month, Terry turned in his best performance of the year with averages of 21.3 ppg, 5.3 apg and 3.9 rpg, while shooting 44.6 FG% • On Jan. 15, he almost reached the half-century mark when he ripped the nets for 46 points against Dallas • Terry was second on the team in scoring at 19.3 ppg (t25th in the NBA) and led Hawks in FT% (.835), steals (1.9 spg, t10th in NBA) and assists (5.7 apg, t17th in NBA) • He scored 40 points or more twice, 30 or more (7x), 20 or more (31x) and 10 or more (70x).

2000-01:
Enjoyed a true breakout season, as he upped his averages by 11.6 ppg, 0.6 apg, 1.3 rpg and 0.2 spg from his rookie campaign ... Only Hawk to play in all 82 games ... Led team in scoring, and his 19.7 ppg was the most by a Hawk since Steve Smith's 20.1 ppg in 1997-98 ... After moving to shooting guard 12 games into the season, became a dangerous outside scoring threat, to go along with his quick slashing to the basket ... Over last 32 games, averaged 21.6 ppg, hitting .434 3FGs ... Played in Schick Rookie Challenge as part of the winning sophomore team during NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 10 ... Member of U.S. squad in 2001 Goodwill Games in Australia ... Scored 10 or more pts (28x), 20 or more (28x) and 30 or more (14x) ... Had 10 or more assts (3x) ... Led team in scoring a team-high (39x) and assists (36x) ... HIGH GAMES: 38 pts (3x), 8 rebs (2x), 13 assts at Bulls (12/15/00), 5 stls (2x), 1 blk (12x), 14 FGM at Cavaliers (12/9/00), 5 3FGM (4x), 12 FTM vs. Kings (12/12/00), 47 mins (2x).

1999-2000:
Upon averaging 8.1 points, 4.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game (.415 FGs, .293 3FGs, .807 FTs) over 81 contests in his rookie season, Terry was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team ... Became the first Hawk since Stacey Augmon in 1992 to be named to the first or second team All-Rookie squad ... Had an opportunity to learn on the job, and improved as his minutes increased and as the season progressed ... Started the final 27 games of the season, averaging 10.6 points and 7.0 assists ... Finished the season ranked 32nd in the NBA in assists (a team-leading 4.3 apg) ... Scored 20 points or more on three occasions, and 10 or more 31 times ... Dished out 10 or more assists on six occasions ... Posted five double-doubles (pts/assts) and led the team in scoring in six outings and assists 36 times ... HIGH GAMES: 22 pts v/Char (11-16), 12 assts v/Van (3-11), 8 rebs v/NJ (4-18), 6 stls @Milw (3-6), 2 blks @LAL (11-14), 9 FGs (2x), 3 3FGs (4x), 6 FTs v/Char (11-16), 40 mins (2x).

COLLEGE:
Arizona's all-time leader in steals, Jason Terry was picked on the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, the 10th overall selection ... Finished his college career with 245 steals ... Only player in Arizona history to collect more than 1,000 career points and 200 career steals ... Capped his senior year by being named: First Team All-America by AP; National Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, CBS/Chevrolet and Rawlings/Basketball Times; and Pac-10 Player of the Year ... First Pac-10 player to lead the conference in scoring (21.9 ppg), assists (5.5 apg) and steals (2.8) since Gary Payton in 1988-89.


Personal

  • Jason Eugene Terry was born September 15, 1977 in Seattle, Washington and attended Franklin High School in Seattle
  • His nickname is “JT” and he wears size 12½ basketball shoes
  • On his chest, has a tattoo of the number "206," the telephone area code of his hometown
  • Terry is one of 10 children raised by his mother, Andrea Cheatham and his father, Curtis Terry
  • He and his wife have two daughters
  • Was an extremely superstitious player in college
  • Terry majored in general studies at Arizona
  • Among his superstitions was sleeping in his uniform the night prior to a game
  • Trademark in college was his knee high "Cats" socks
  • Continues his habit of eating chicken fingers before a game
  • Held basketball camps last summer in Seattle and in Arizona, and has established his own Foundation supporting both community athletic and academic programs in his hometown
  • Terry’s foundation has built a computer lab in the Seattle area
  • One of the Hawks’ leaders in the community, he has served as a member of the NBA’s All-Star Reading Team, the Read to Achieve and Court Dedication programs
  • He has previously hosted the UNCF/Jason Terry All-Star H.O.O.P.S. Showdown, a summer charity game held at Philips Arena to benefit his foundation and the United Negro College Fund universities in the metro Atlanta area
  • In August 2001, he was a member of the United States squad that competed in the Goodwill Games basketball competition in Brisbane, Australia
  • Loves watching ESPN’s SportsCenter
  • While Martin Lawrence and Halle Berry are his favorite actors, Richard Pryor’s “Harlem Nights” is his favorite all-time movie
  • Enjoys listening to music from the late Tupac Shakur
  • The Seattle product is a big fan of the NFL’s Seahawks and MLB’s Mariners
  • His favorite stop on the NBA tour - the city of Los Angeles

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