NBA champion Jason Eugene Terry was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Seattle, Washington.
He cultivated his athletic talent at an early age, starting at Franklin High School, where he won back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995.
Nicknamed JET because of his initials, the 35-year-old was selected as the 10th overall draft pick in 1999 and has since played for the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks (with whom he won an NBA championship), Boston Celtics and, currently, the Brooklyn Nets.
His clutch catch-and-shoot capabilities, indefensible jump shots and several other court talents have gained him much success throughout his career, but his elite shooting skills catapulted him into stardom as the fourth most career three-pointers in NBA history.
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